Hello my dear friends,
I am absolutely delighted and excited to be a Guest designer for A Vintage Journey for this month theme ‘Think Inside or Outside the Box’. Deb is our guide for this month theme.
For this theme I chose to alter a Chocolate box ;). I had this Gudrun Chocolate box which was saved from a very long time and I grabbed this chance to work on this box :D.
Lets start with the process on how the box got a new life and yes tried to give it a Shabby Chic look with a vintage twist ;). Well started by applying gesso all over the box, while it was drying tried to create a curtain look with the pattern paper for that first tried to spray water on the paper and then folded them to look like curtain. Stuck the pattern papers on the box using decoupage glue. For my focal point the base was created using fabric and papers which I crumbled and stuck using decoupage glue and also created texture using TimHoltz flower stencil, added some dried leaves, doily paper,burlap fabric and muslin cloth using decoupage glue and let it dry. Once they are dry used little birdie chalk paint color Muted teal , pink ballet, lemon chiffon, little birdie color splash hot pink and let it dry. Colored the holiday chippie with Lemon chiffon and butternut squash to use it as my focal point. Used coconut coir to create a nest and placed my bird chip from little birdie chipboard shape bird,stuck few flowers and chipboard holly leaves. Decorated with pearls and lace to finish the top view. Distressed the box with picked raspberry distress ink from Ranger. Done with the top view of the box. On the sides of the box first gave with Stencil Floral . Applied first coat with muted teal then top coat with Butternut squash chalk paint gave it distressed look using Vaseline technique :D. So, done with the top part of the box.
Now the inside part of the box I tried to give it a vintage look. For that I applied first coat coat with Lagoon Breeze, then the second coat with Drift wood again distressed look with Vaseline technique 😀 :D. The focal point I made a vintage dress using Burlap fabric, and lots of bits and pieces of different pattern papers. Placed it on a doily paper which I distress using Vintage distress ink. Dry brushed with brown color to make everything look vintage. Done…overall I was really happy with the theme and the way this project turned out. This I am going to use as a storage for my scrapbook which is going to be my next project.
You can see the pictures of the project outcome below.
Hope you are inspired with this and will love to hear some valuable feedback from you.