November 18, 2017

Altered Wooden Box

Hi everyone. Nicole here, with a fun project! I've had this little wooden box sitting on my desk for quite some time now with plans of altering it some way... However, I wasn't sure exactly what to do. I've never altered a wooden box before. So I grabbed the supplies I had on hand. Gesso, Blue Color Bloom Mist, Prima Mould from the October Kit, Wax Paste, a stencil and a metal heart.



Before I did anything, I coated the wooden box in gesso. The Bad Girls Couture Gesso is fab!! It went on so smooth; totally easy to work with. Once the gesso dried, I used a stencil and Shimmerz Pasteez to create a fun design for the bottom of the box. I did not actually spray the bottom with the Color Bloom until the stencil dried. For the top of the box, I formed my Mould using Paper Clay, added a coat of gesso along the front of the box then placed the Mould on top of the Gesso very carefully. I did not wait for it to harden for 24 hours... I simply pressed it on top of the box so it would stick to the gesso. It cracked a little when it finally hardened up, but that just adds to the charm. I used a tiny paintbrush to add some color within the grooves. I coated the metal heart with gesso. Once it dried, I added some color to it. Then I used the Wax Paste and a paper towel to add color to the top of the Mould and the latch. LOVE how this turned out. I am so happy with how this project turned out. It was not as hard as I thought it would be and it was very therapeutic for me.





I noticed that the bottom paste was sticking to my metal desk because the house has been so hot... so I came up with  a better solution for the bottom! I coated four metal knobs by Prima Marketing Inc. using the Wax Paste. Once dry, I used Gesso to adhere the knobs to the bottom of the box so the box would stand on my desk. :) I am crafty like that! My 7 year old son saw the box and commented on how pretty it looked. I smiled and said, "thanks, babe!"




What do you think? Are you ready to see what you have available in your house to alter? I am already looking to alter a few frames and wooden objects in my house! Thanks for visiting today! I believe we still have a few subscriptions to Bad Girls Couture! I love the kits because each month, you get something new... technique related that you can use for several projects.

Thanks for visiting today!
-Nicole

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