Mixed Media Blog Hop

Welcome ladies to the Mixed Media Blog Hop. This hop will not have a long list because it involves a little more work and it is going to broaden everyone's creative by introducing everyone to the world of mixed media along with altered which of course everyone is familiar with.

For those who may not know what it is: Mixed media includes but is not limited to using things like -
Gel Mediums
Molding Paste

But it is a simple as using glimmer mist on a tag or using game pieces and alcohol inks.Everyones take on it is different and I hope you enjoy all the creations. Be sure to become a follower on each blog and leave a comment to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE which is pictured/listed below and GOOD LUCK to the winner!!

Mixed Media Kit including: Items to alter, Glitter/Embossing Powders, Chipboard Pieces, Clipboard, Journal Book , Embellies


close up of glitter/embossing powders

Whimsical Stamp Set


Now, for the good stuff...LOL :) If you arrived here from Nouel, YEAH! You are in the right spot...If you just stumbled upon my blog or are reading from e-mail or in your reader, please go to the beginning at Monica's blog and see all the WONDERFUL Mixed Media creations these ladies have made. You are sure to learn some new techniques and see some beautiful creations. On to my creation:

This is an altered "cigar" box that I built from artist's drawing board as a gift for my mom. She absolutely LOVES it, which makes me happy!

Charm on front of box, can also be worn on a necklace
Front of box, beads are on floral wire then hot-glued.

another view of front of box, paper is printed on my Imagine

box propped open, painted red inside using home-made glimmer paint

Inside of box, painted with homemade glimmer paint, you can see how I made the corners to support it

Top view of box, you can see the beads around the front & two sides.
side view, beads along edge, all along side.
I made this by cutting and scoring artists drawing board to build the body of the box. I then used a couple of adhesive methods to hold it together, I began with Quick Dry glue, however it doesn't hold the outside corners to my liking, so I use painter's tape as well...It covers well when I mod-podge over it.
This is what an "in-progress" box looks like with painter's tape & the first coat of Mod-Podge:

I then printed my paper from my Imagine & used Mod-Podge to adhere the paper to the box. I then used my home-made Glimmer paint to paint the inside of the box to compliment the outside. I matched the color almost exactly...again very proud of myself :D I then strung the beads onto silver floral wire(it is very strong & also flexible enough to bend into the shape I want) and then I used a hot glue gun to adhere the wired beads onto the box. I keep feeling like the box needs a little bit more to finish of the edges, however my mom is very happy with it, so I don't mess with her box. LOL.

I hope you have enjoyed my creation. I Love to receive comments! Don't forget to follow me & leave a comment to be entered in the grand prize drawing! Your next stop is your final destination at Creations Etc. Please be sure to stop in & check out all we have to offer. It is a wonderful place to spend some time, get inspiration & share your creativity.

Monica - http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/
Alina - http://neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com/
Julie - http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/
Melissa H.-http://timeweavers.wordpress.com
Kristy - http://scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com
Sylvia- www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com
Liz -http:// www.scrapiliciousLife.blogspot.com
Paula - http://preciouspagesbypaula.blogspot.com/
Theresa - http://scrappinginheels.blogspot.com
Evila - http://www.frenchconnectiondesigns.blogspot.com/
Nouel - royalmidnightcraftcreations.blogspot.com
Michelle http://craftychelle.blogspot.com/                    <--- YOU ARE HERE
Creations Etc. - http://alwaysforever.ning.com/             <---GO HERE NEXT


Addicted Scrapper said...

Great job!!

michele hileman said...

The is really cool. love it

Theresa said...

That is so cool!!!!! I love the heart charm!

PaulaJ said...

beautiful job! awesome box!

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Beautiful! I need to raid my old jewlery.

Kim Martineau said...

Great idea! Awesome job!

Kim Martineau said...

Great idea! Awesome job!

sarah said...

wow!!great job!!!

Judy said...

Wow--you really put thought and time into your beautiful box! I see why Mom loved it:-) I am a follower...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

angie ashuk said...

new follower. The box is super cool!!!

Sherrie K. said...

WOW, love this idea! Great details and beautiful results!
Sherrie K

Bonnie said...

Great project!! I wish I knew what artist board was... Guess I will have to snoop around Hobby Lobby a bit until I figure it out!! I can't imagine enjoying that... hehehe!
scrapatheart at gmail dot com

Tanya said...

Cool! Awesome job!
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Michele from MS said...

Wow - what a great idea...a treasure box to hold your treasures! Great job http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/