Thursday 11 April 2013

Altered box with Art Tiles as embellishments

Hello Everybody,

Today is my first post as the DT for Crafter's Corner blog and I am excited and equally nervous.:-)

The project that I want to share with you today is a box I altered ( I might be a little obsessed with boxes ).

This was an old cutlery box that I gessoed, painted and then covered with the gorgeous Prima Zephyr papers using Mod Podge Matte . The papers were distressed and inked with distress inks.

On the top of the box, I have a small canvas which is covered in handmade mosaic/art tiles.For this, I just cut a bunch of images from various papers that I had and stuck them down on thin chipboard with Modpdge.I  used Glossy Accents to seal the images.

I also used Crackle accents on the tiny butterflies and the "Happy' letters.After that,it was just a matter of arranging everything in a pleasing manner.If you don't have any papers with images,you can always find free digitial collage images online.Google is your friend.:-). Shalini also has some gorgeous Prima Clay Tiles in her store.

All the sides of the box are textured using the Crafter's workshop stencil and modeling paste.I used two different stencils (the names will be in the product list).I also stuck down some lace scraps with mod podge to add more texture.The rest of it is decoration with Mulberry flowers,laces and trims.The inspiration for the mosaic tiles comes from here.

Here are some pictures of the sides and some closeups. Click on the pictures for a better view.

Closeup of how the stencil looks with texture/modelling paste.

and the sides

Priducts List :
Prima Zephyr Paper
Distress Inks : Broken China , Scattered Straw ,Vintage Photo
Crafter's Workshop stencils : Circle Grid , Art is
Mod Podge Matte Finish
Mulberry Roses
Glossy Accents
Inkessential Crackle Accents

Hope you like the project.The products mentioned in the post are all available at For any enquiries,please write at

Have an awesome, happy day.



  1. Beautiful...loved t overall effects

  2. Wow! It's a very beautiful box Pallavi! Love the soft colours..

  3. Wao!..Its a gorgeous box Pallavi!...Such beautiful details you have added to it...I just love the tile formation you have done on the top of the box...Stenciling with the Modelling paste and the way you have used the PP's...Its all superb!...Love this :)...

  4. o wow !! its beautiful :)
    very soothing colors .
    delightful one

  5. Wow ! fabulous box.I loved the tiles and whole arrangement on top and the dangler on side looks pretty .Loved the stenciling with the Modelling paste too !

  6. Wow! It's a very beautiful box Pallavi! Love the soft colours..and innovative mind of yours.

  7. Awesome job pallavi....i loved this box.... i wish i ould steal this :P
    The colors are lovely and the specially the way u have used the stencils with paste...

  8. wow...this is so beautiful ...loved those prime tiles very much...awesome...

  9. its drop dead gorgeous .....loved it :)

  10. this is too cute..the color..the!!

  11. You have made a master piece!!! So good!!!

  12. such patience. great details

  13. Thank you ladies.Truly appreciate your comments.


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