Monday 18 May 2015

For The Bride

     This weeks project for Creative Expressions is a decorated box made just for the bride, if you know the wedding colours you can tailor it to suit.

      The box is a paper mache trinket box with a photo aperture on the top. There was a division inside but I removed that before painting with Cosmic Shimmer Gesso. To protect the aperture I have put a piece of acetate in the gap, it will stop the paint getting into the hole and sealing it.
      This box needed two coats of Gesso and two coats of cream paint. I have painted inside and out the same as I'm going to line the bottom for a splash of colour.
      I have used Cosmic Shimmer Royal Gold texture paste on the lid but if you know the wedding colour you could use that to make it extra special.
     The mask is That Special Touch Ornate Frame, I have used parts of the frame by masking off the bits I don't want. I waited for each piece to be dry before doing the next, that way nothing was smudged when the mask was re-positioned.
      The texture paste has a gorgeous shine to it, it's thick, creamy and very easy to spread. Once all the decoration on the lid was done  and dry I removed the messy acetate and replaced it with a nice new piece that will protect the brides chosen photo.
     Inside the box I have used a piece of Rich Plum card stamped with Phill Martin's Decadent Damask Icons to line the base, again if you know the bridal colour scheme this could be made to match her choice.
     On the inside of the lid I have put a die cut sentiment by Phill Martin from his Decadent Damask Everyday Sentiment, stamped and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold. It is cut with a Spellbinder die, the plum mount card is hand cut after drawing around the outside of the die.
     The outside of the box has strips of cream card stamped with Phill Martin's Decadent Damask Sentiment Borders, On Your Wedding Day has been embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold.

Materials used
Phill Martin - Decadent Damask - Corners and Icons / Sentiment Borders / Everyday Sentiments
Cosmic Shimmer - Rich Gold Texture Paste / Bright Gold Embossing Powder
Foundations Card - Rich Plum / Cream
That Special Touch Mask - Ornate Frame
Perfect Medium Ink Pad

I would like to enter this box in the following challenges:
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Altered Art/Mixed Media
Love To Create - Anything Mixed Media


  1. Fantastic project and I am sure it will be treasured. Many thanks for joining in with our "anything goes" challenge over at Love to Create. Lou (DT)

  2. This is so beautiful...the stencilling is just gorgeous.
    What a lovely gift for the bride, I'm sure she will treasure it.
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Rhedds Creative Spirit x

  3. This is gorgeous and such a beautiful unique pressie - bet she loves it, Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spriit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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