Vogue – Altered wooden box

It’s a long weekend break here in Pakistan and I thought I’d get some much needed craft room cleaning done. wpid-20150924_173508.jpg*Siigh*…I have realized that  I have the attention span of a monkey. I’m not entirely sure how my cleaning escapades turned into yet another altered project – although I have inkling that this shiny Versace belt buckle had a role to play.

As soon as I found the buckle I knew what it would become, the project had to be a fashion/ haberdashery inspired piece. Next a mini raid was conducted and i picked out sewing bits and bobs including metal bobbin, beads, old buttons, metal filigree, a discarded pieces of gorgeous lace.

The box was an old abandoned project, i had covered it in Rustoleum hammered finish Bronze but never really liked the outcome and had set it aside. I normally work with white Gesso, and had recently bought Black Gesso to experiment with, I decided the gold would go well with the black background – after adding the lace to the lid to add the texture the lid of the box was covered in black Gesso.

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The embellishments went on next, played around with them a bit till I was happy. I liked the idea of contrast against the black background and so the embellishments I painted in White using Liquidtex White Acrylic paint. I dry brushed the buckle embellishment so that parts of it would remain gold.

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The elements were then stuck on the lid and sealed in using DalerRowney Matt Gel. I went over the embellishments once more with Marie’s Gold Acrylic paint and gently dry brushed the pieces to leave a hint of gold behind. The inside of the box got a lick of Bright red with Marie’s Scarlet Acrylic paint.

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This project has been entered for the following challenges:

Try it on Tuesday

Anything But Cute – Challenge #5 – September – Mixed Media Makeover

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13 thoughts on “Vogue – Altered wooden box

  1. Now this is such a neat design! From a Bronze piece you weren’t happy with to using such a wonderful central embellishment! That little spool is a fantastic find and looks so good on your box! Your black gesso sure made everything else pop! Awesome sauce! By sharing the before picture of the piece you weren’t happy with, you have mastered this challenge theme! Thanks for joining in our Mixed Media Makeover challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki

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  2. I am so happy you decided to re-work this box, because you have really done an amazing job! We really appreciate the before photo of your old abandoned project, because you have embraced the challenge theme this month! Thank you for joining our Mixed Media Makeover challenge once again! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

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