Creative Cafe Design Team Wednesday Altered Art

As your Altered Art Wednesday Designer, I'd like to introduce you to my first project as a design team member. We were to make projects that were "All About Me" and I figured what better way than to make a box for my medications. All the different images on the box highlight things about me/who I am/what I like/etc. If you go to my photos on Creative Cafe, I've expanded on what the images on the box represent.

I started with a bare wood box I picked up at Michael's and stained it with Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink that I mixed up into a custom glimmer color. I then colored the digi stamp that is on the top which is from Slekje Digi Stamps with my Copic markers and applied her with Mod Podge. I also used Mod-Podge over the rest of the box to seal the finish I then stapled the cross into the front using a bar staple from my Fastenator. I actually had to hammer the staple in to get it to go into the slide on the cross the way I wanted to. I then ran the ribbon I was going to use through my small Xyron so that it would have adhesive on it. I used the ribbon with the adhesive to hold the medallions on, however they were a little too heavy so I had to go back & use Glossy Accents behind them to actually get the medallions to stay on the box. Next I attached the various stickers to the sides and inside lid. I had a few hiccups along the way, but that is the basics. I always tend to do things the hard way, so I ended up going back and forth and re-doing things, but the basic, important things/steps are in order...

Below are closeups of the cross and the medallions that are on the box. The larger pictures don't show the detail on them.


Marleen said...

Ahhh its really beautiful. love it xxx

Dawn said...

Great work! Love the embellishments!
Dawn xx CBN