Monday, April 19, 2010

Altered boxes

I had some fun over the weekend altering boxes. Dan was away from Friday night and so I had a lovely evening of crafting planned on Friday, and I was expecting my sister Liz to come and spend Saturday night with me. Unfortunately Liz got stuck in Germany because of the volcano ash, so I had 2 nights of crafting, : -)..... no, really I would rather have seen Liz. She only got back Sunday lunchtime after travelling for 24 hours in taxis and the Zebrugge ferry to get home, bless her.

I found a lovely MDF pencil case at Craft Den, just begging to be altered! I painted it with a layer of gesso, then adirondack 'juniper' paint, before covering with strips of patterned paper. The distressed paper flowers I cut with my nesties, before scruching them up and attached a punched MS button. I also used other MS punches for the border and the butterflies. I can't remember what the papers are, but all the MS punches, paint etc are from Craft Den.

I also picked up a great wooden box at LB Crafts when I was passing last week on my way down the M1 (only a small detour, lol. I am a total sucker for craft shops. I really need to stop as we will have to move house soon to house all my stash! It's not as if I have much time to do anything with it all!) Anyway I also painted this box with gesso and ranger dabber paint, aqua this time. I used some lovely Prima papers I got a few weeks ago in Burnley (I think Lynne will also have some soon, so feel another spend coming on). I used Elusive images stamps and spellbinders craft foil both from Craft Den to add some details and a chipboard crown I have had for a while, embossed with a gold text.

I had a lovely night at Craft Den yesterday making a tag with the new Paper Artsy stamps and dies newly arrived. I could not help buying, lol. Will post later.


  1. Your boxes are gorgeous, love the colours of the second one and the crown is fab. It was a very enjoyable evening last night. See you next week Lynne x

  2. You really are into the new techniques Kathryn these are just beautiful love the box with the crown and flowers!! The pencil case is gorgeous even better in the flesh!! Chanelle xx

  3. great boxes love the pencil box is it big enough for all your copics (er dont think so) x sue x

  4. Totally gorjuss Kathryn. Oooh so yummy. Love the colours. :)