Wednesday 28 September 2016

Altered Box!

Hello everyone! Welcome back to Crafters Corner blog!
Well since I've already started preparing for the upcoming festive season I thought why not do a tutorial on how to alter a wooden box for today's post? Sounds good right?
Well this is what I've created! A shabby chic themed box! Perfect for the gifting season! So lets get started!

I started by painting my box using Prima Marketing Chalk paint in the colour eggshell. I did not prime/gesso my box before using the paint is because I wanted the uneven streaky look of the paint. Plus i used an old paint brush to further enhance the look I was aiming for. If you like the perfect painted boxes you should use a good gesso for sure!

The one thing I absolutely loved about this Chalk Paint is its finish! Its so super matt unlike the acrylic paints I've been so used to which tend to get sticky at times! Also you must checkout the Inks, Paints & tools category on our website We have got such a huge variety of chalk paints in various brands and in some amazing colours!

Moving on to the next step I heat dried my box to quicken the process! I wonder what I'd do without a heat tool? I have low patience hehe :p

Once done I took this super pretty paper pad! Floral Muse by Dovecraft Its one of my favorite paper pads I soo love the shabby chic prints!

Next I trimmed down the pieces according to the size of my box and added tacky tape to them! 

Peeled the tape and adhered them to my box. Next I took a prima frame and painted it with my favorite Prima rose gold paint i soo love this colour! 

Added it to the piece of cardstock closing the window. Next adhere this to the box using 12mm foam tape

I filled in the inner frame with Glossy accents and then used Art glitter- Baubles over it sprinkle them n then tap off the excess. 
The colour is so gorgeous in person the camera does no justice! 
Its absolutely Gorgeous! 

For the decoration I've used few mulberry flowers, die cut leaves and some embellishments from the store! All products used are listed down below!

Hope you all enjoyed today's post!

Have a great day


Anchal Sapra

Prima Chalk paint- eggshell
Prima opal magic- rose gold paint
Dovecraft- Floral muse 12*12 paper pad
12mm foam tape
12mm Red tacky tape
Blue gems
Mulberry roses
Resin embellishment
Cheery lynn leaf die
Craft sheet
Mod podge silicone craft mat
Sentiment tiles
Gold butterfly
Art glitter- baubles


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