Thursday, 8 October 2009
Wooden 'Book' Box!
Another project for Cuddly Buddly! And I must say I had loads of fun with this!
It's a fantastic little wooden box shaped like a book......so it's just perfect for stashing away all those little secret things that us females like to do....lol.
Anyway, I painted the box with Adirondac Acrylic paint in Terracotta, then stamped the Cuddly Buddly Daisy patch corners round the edge in gold, then heat emnbossed. I also distressed the cover with Tim Holtz distress ink in Fired Brick, but sadly the photo doesn't show it very clearly, but it looks like the 'book' has been handled a lot. I painted the 'pages' with a Sakura Chisel point marker in gold to hopefully make them look like they were edged in gold. I turned out not too bad and also looks like it's an old boook and had a bit of a hard life!
I Used the Peppy downloadable backing papers in cornflower and peach for the inside covers and for the sweet little card and ATCs. I stamped the Giggles gang, Kyle, Emmy and Charley then coloured them using Marvy La Plume brush markers, I also used the Daisy patch 'bits' stamp and stamped it multiple times to get the cluster of Daisies. I tied them all up in a little bundle with some lovely ribbon and hid them away inside the 'box'
The alphabet used for the 'title' of the book is one I have had in my craft stash for absolute yonks! In fact I've had it sooo long that I can't remember where it came from or who it's from, but it just seemed to 'fit' the project perfectly.
I modelled this 'book' on one I'm in the middle of reading just now actually, it's an old leatherbound one that I got from someone and it too has had a bit of a hard life.
Take care everyone and Thank You for looking in