My presentation today is a gorgeous round altered box for the Scraps of Darkness Online Store. We have a full range of mixed media products for all your artistic endeavors.
Inspiration for this piece came in the form of the beautiful Prima Archival Cast Chandelier Pendant II found here. I opted to cut the metal wire and use this piece without it. I started off with a layer of Distress Crackle Paint in Picket Fence. I LOVE this paint. It works fabulous for crackles. I then went over it in Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint in Lime Peel. This color came in a previous kit however we have many more Art Alchemy Paints here. I then went over it in Prima Rust Effect Paste and Lumiere Gold.
To dress up my box I used the Courtship Roses from Blue Fern Studios found here and the gorgeous Spring Iris Chipboard. We have a gorgeous selection of Blue Fern Chipboard you can see it all here. To make my chipboard extra special I embossed it with Lindys. I used Cosmic Blue Violet and you can find a great selection of Lindys embossing powders here. I also used my favorite powders Encrusted Jewels found here. I love a very layered effect. When you look at this in person the piece draws you in beckoning you to touch it and peek beneath the floral layers to see what other treasures lay beneath.
You can see I also added Art Ingredients Violet Glass Glitter found here and I used the fabulous Prima Christina Adolph rub ons in Poppy Floral Script found here. I used them randomly along the top of the box and the sides. They rub on beautifully and add extra sparkle to your project.
My base papers were the beautiful BoBunny Secret Garden Vineyard found here. The top of the Archival Cast Chandelier Pendant was enhanced with a BoBunny Secret Garden Brad. As luck would have it you can grab one here.
You can see me putting my Martha Stewart Punch to use here along with a stencil and Distress Ink. This months Scraps of Elegance Kit features a beautiful color add on with Tea Stain ink and some other needful things. You can see it here.
The inside of my box is also finished off with these gorgeous papers, punching and splatters.
I think this would make a fabulous treasure box for your jewels, special trinkets or vintage photos.
Hope you are inspired to create one for yourself.
You can find our facebook page here with loads of inspiration!