Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Altered Box - Black Butterfly

My friend was looking at a tissue box in a supermarket and said she wanted it because it had butterflies on it. I said I'll make you one, what colour would you like it (thinking of a rainbow of colours I could use) and then she said it ... black, silver, grey,white, glittery, sparkly, and can I have it to keep my colouring pencils in !!! UGH I'm no good with monochrome, but I said OK, and this is what I managed to come up with, a rather ornate pencil box hahahahaha ...
A5 Box by Candy box Crafts
 The box ( from Candy box Crafts) comes as a flat pack, as is fairly simple to assemble, all the pieces are numbered but there are no actual instructions.
I primed it first with black gesso and then black acrylic paint and then a final coat of DecoArt Glamour Dust Ultra fine Glitter paint - black.
The chipboard trellis is by Dusty Attic and painted with white gesso and then Platinum Tim Holtz Distress paint.
The butterflies on the sides and front are also chipboard by Dusty Attic again painted with white gesso and then with  DecoArt Glamour Dust Ultra fine Glitter paint - silver and Daler-Rowney graduate acrylic pearl white paint.
Thank you for looking and take care and keep smiling :)

1 comment:

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW WOW WOW and lots more WOWS, this is amazing, love the monochrome look and all the details.