Last month we organized a swap in facilisimo (a spanish forum), and we had to make an altered box. I had to make the box for Paula, she makes precious works and her style is very different from mine, so I had a hard time decorating her box. Finally I decided to use a wooden box as base and decorate it in blue and white, with a shabby look. I think she liked it! Hope you like it too :)
Para envejecer la caja utilicé la técnica de la vela. Después la forré con papeles de Bo Bunny (Welcome Home). En la parte delantera añadí algunos recortes de libro viejo, tras cubrirlos con un poco de gesso aguado para que las letras no se vieran tan negras.El marco está hecho con la Silhouette Cameo y la técnica del falso chipboard, y embosado con la Big Shot.
I painted the box with acrylic paints and distressed it using the candle technique. Afterwards, I covered it with Bo Bunny papers (Welcome Home). In the front, I added some papers from an old book that I had previously painted with gesso (mixed with water).The frame was cut on my Silhouette Cameo and I did the faux chipboard technique. I embossed it on my Big Shot too.
La rama y el corazón son recortes de la Silhouette Cameo. La etiqueta "carpe diem" está hecha con un sello de Kesi Art embosado en blanco.
The branch and the heart were cut on my Silhouette Cameo.The "carpe diem" tag was made with a stamp from Kesi Art, embossed with white powder.
La flor grande está hecha a mano con el troquel de Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers. La pequeña es de Wild Orchid Crafts. Las hojas son troqueles de la Big Shot.
The big flower is handmade, using the Tim Holtz's Tattered Flowers die. The small flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts. The leaves were made with some Big Shot dies.
Y la caja que recibí yo la hizo Angelakira, no dejeis de verla porque es una preciosidad con todas las letras. Es muy original, y tiene un aire romántico que me encanta!
And I received a box from Angelakira, don't miss it because it's gorgeous!! very original and it has a loovely romantic look. I love it!!!