This might be a good project for anyone looking to make gifts; it's an altered perfume box.
I took a black and white "picture" (actually it was more like a photocopy paperwise: I found it in a frame and was going to throw it out.)
I painted the box (after sanding lightly) with black acrylic paint. Then used omnigel to adhere the picture. Distressed it while wet and let dry---hah! like I EVER let anything dry---but I guess it'd be a good idea. ;-)
Then I painted with slightly watered-down inks (taken with teal and pumpkin) and stamped with aged to perfection in stazon. Afterthe stazon dried ---I can wait that long, lol---then I sanded some of the ink off for a worn look.
Some of the black paint came off where I didn't want it to, but it turned out ok. (it said eau de perfume; what a fluke!).
I sanded the box all over. Used a simple font on the computer in grey to type out my aunt's name "Maggie" and distressed that. Then I added the hodgepodge pieces (use your paper puncher from the tool kit or a push pin to make holes). I tied a ribbon to two of the hodge podge metal hingey-loop thingies (technical name) ;-) and put another picture inside with a stamped by label...
My aunt's into these, so I'm hoping she likes it. I put a tiny notebook from paperya and a good pen n black tissue inside it (cuz ya hafta put something in there!)
Thanks for looking,
Date: Friday, December 1, 2006 GMT Views: 673