Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Shabby and Beautiful Box by DT Member Karen!

Hello, Karen here today and I am so pleased to announce that
 I am now a member of the design team for
I have made a beautiful Altered Box using the items that were included in my Design Team Kit.

I start off my box by coating it with a layer of Gesso both inside and out,
the inside I gave a second coat using just white acrylic paint.
I coated the box's bottom section with a soft pink acrylic paint I didn't have
the exact colour I wanted, so I mixed a deep red tone paint with
some white acrylic to give me the perfect shade.

The lid of the box, I decopaged the napkin on using some glossy
glue, once this has dried, I lightly dusted it with some baby talc which
it helps to take off the tacky feeling and also gives the box
a lovely scent.

I then added my trims and then I picked out a selection
of flowers from my stash that would work with the colours of the napkin.
I added the bridal applique on to cover as much of the lid area as possible and
then I organised my flowers to work along with the applique to
make sure I had maximum effect.
Finally, for the lid added in my embellishments among
the flowers, I cut the leaf trim into small sections and used as leaves in
the flowers, I used the small pearl hearts as flower centers in my
applique flowers and lastly I added the rhinestone and pearl embellishment
into the flowers also to give it the little bit of bling it needed
to finish it off perfectly.


The base of my box, I added felt and then used the
16mm flatback pearl buttons to make feet for my box and I was done.
Here is a list of the Items I used from my Shabby is Chic Boutique Store 
Design Team Kit....
16mm Flatback Pearl Buttons
Vintage Butterfly Napkin 
96" Silver Rhinestone and Pearl Flatback
Ivory Lace Bridal Trim
8mm Flatback pearl hearts
White Tassel Lace Trim
1.1cm White Flower Lace Trim
Leaf Trim

Enjoy and have an fab day x Lots of Love and hugs Karen xx