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I went a little mixed media crazy on the lid of this box....


Upcycled-mixed-media-black-box

So my sister has been handing me these black gift boxes [sadly, no gifts in them...:(]. Now, you know I LOVE a good sturdy box because it can take my "abuse" better right? *winks*


I gave the lid of the box a clear coat of gesso because I wanted to see how the Silks acrylic glazes look wqrk on a darker background. Then I added a remnant piece of vintage lace and a white floral trim to the base of the box lid. For the top portion, I used the The Crafter's Workshop stencil with Liquitex sand resin and coloured with Silks acrylic glazes.


The beauty of using a glaze is that you can see the layer underneath it...I actually only used two metallic glaze colours - teal and blue. To add sparkle, I added Jo Sonja's clear glitter paint.


Then embellish! :)

Playing along with Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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32 comments:

Ashley Horton said...

Gorgeous altered ox Yvonne!! I love the touch of sparkle and the pretty color!!

lavina agarwal said...

Wow such a treat for the eyes! Love the gorgeous texture and color combo!! Love the glaze too..

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Tell her to throw in at least a candy bar! LOL!! I loveeeeeeeee this! LOVING the colors and textures!!!!!

Neha Upreti said...

Its beautiful! !! Love the textures and colors!!!

Katy said...

This is gorgeous! Love the glazes! Very cool effect! :)

Tanvi Shah said...

Gorgeous & I love the colors.

Laurel said...

What a gorgeous gift box!

Radhika said...

Wow! It turned out so stylish Yvonne.. :) love the look ..

Pallavi Iyer said...

oooh.Love the texture and the beautiful colours.Awesome!

alexa said...

That textured surface is the thing which caught my eye - your treatment really makes the most of it.

Caz said...

Its so sparkly, you can never have too many sparkles :-)

Lynn said...

Amazing what you did with a plain gift box! I think a mermaid would love it...just kidding....anyone would not even care what was inside if you gave a gift in that box. The box IS the gift!

Lynnda said...

Gorgeous colors!!! This box is so beautiful!! Love it especially the vintage lace! Hugs x

~amy~ said...

awesome, love the layered bloom!

Lizzy Hill said...

Glitter licious......& that blue colour is sublime......adore this one! Shame those boxes are empty when you get them, tho!!!!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Its Stunning..gorgeous..!! I loved the shiny texture and yes elegant floral cluster !

Lisa said...

This is go gorgeous!! I love the beautiful colors and the texture!! The flower is fabulous!! Awesome as always!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Audrey Pettit said...

LOVE the metallic sheen on this gorgeous box, Yvonne! And what awesome detailing with the lace, pearls, and flower. This is stunning!

Annette Allen said...

Mixed Media Crazy = AWESOME

Shelly said...

This is so awesome and pretty! Love!

Charlene said...

Gorgeous!! I have the whole line of Jo Sonja paints and they are awesome!! When I go to eureka I go to her studio . She is such an awesome folk art is painter!!

Tone-Lill said...

Not a bit too much on this one... Love all the different textures....a super delightful altered box :)

Sharon Fritchman said...

I love your mixed media "craziness," Yvonne! Your box is absolutely beautiful! So creative!!!!! LOVE!!!!

Lynn K said...

Gorgeous altered box Yvonne! The colors are so rich and the glazes are amazing! Love the texture you achieved! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge "Stencils and Paste"!!

Donna B. said...

That's an awesome altered box!! LOVE the colors, textures and dimension. Thanks for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Rachel said...

never seen a box so pretty!! I love how the Silks shimmer against the black box. Very beautiful project! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Cindy deRosier said...

So pretty! The texture and the sparkle are amazing.

Helen Tilbury said...

Amazing! Would love to hear more about that sand resin!!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

This is so wonderful, always love your texture and colors.

Lynn said...

The texture and glitter on this stand out to me right away, I love it! I have tons of those little gift boxes too, and now you've given me some great ideas. I also love how you added the details on the last photo of what you used where! It's a simple idea, but I have never seen any other mixed media artist do it! Might have to borrow that idea, too! Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Lalo said...

Oh oh oh so awesome and beautiful!

Linda Beeson said...

How amazing would it be to receive a little gift in that beauty! Thanks for sharing so many details.

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