Thursday, September 25, 2008
I couldn't resist creating this box using the Distant Generations images by Artistic Outpost. The box was painted red then painted again using brown. Sanding through the brown to leave whispers of red showing through gave the effect I sought. Wooden candle holder pieces were painted & glued to the bottom for added dimension. Corners of the box were stamped with the a flourish image from the same plate. Cardboard letters painted black, then sanded lightly to age.
The family tree image was stamped on ivory cardstock, aged with distress inks and glued to the lid. The image was then covered with a crackle solution to further age the piece. Lace trim, tinted with red, was glued to the bottom of the image and a button added. The little chest was then sealed to protect the finish.