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Thursday, 5 October 2017

Recycled box with twist

Hello everyone,
Its Pooja once again! I am here to spend some enjoyable crafting moments with you all. This time I would like to share a recycled project with you which I have made for itsy bitsy blog
As you all know its the festive season once again and that's a good time to showoff your creations too. My creation today was made with a sweet box and I am sure you will find plenty of them at home at this time of the year :) I decoupaged it and decorated it differently.....just wait to look at the twist I gave to this project!
This is my finished project!!

So let's start making....
  1. I have used an empty sweet box and applied gesso to it as primer.

2. Then I used modeling paste to create texture on the front and sides. The modelling paste was applied with Little Birdie's texture triangle tool.

3.After the layers dried, I sanded it to make the surface smooth.
4. After measuring the surface of the box (only the area I wanted to cover) , I took a fabric and cut it out according to the measurements. Made a smooth paste of ceramic powder and glue ( Itsy Bitsy has huge range of different craft glues and you can try them out for making such off-beat projects!) I dipped the fabric completely in the paste.

5. Then I placed the fabric on top of the box and gave it the shape I wanted.

6. Now my base was ready for decoupaging. I pasted tissue paper with mod podge and after it was dry I applied a coat of mod podge on top the tissue as an over laying coat.
7. I have used chalk paints to colour the background. To cover the other left out places in the decoupaged area, I used  some acrylic colours to match the background.

8. In the remaining area of the fabric and the edge of the box, I used brown acrylic paint.
9. At the end I applied some metallic paint with a light hand. Added some resin embellishments from the store, at the corners of my project .
Here are some more pics of the final project.............

Hope you enjoyed it and found it worth a try!!
Thank you so much...waiting for your comments and to see you all try it out for yourself
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  1. Wow! This is so amazing! So much detail on the box. Love it!

    1. This must be one of the nicest projects I have ever seen. WOW! So well done. Makes me want to get started on my own.
      Thank you for participating at Scrapping4Fun challenges.
      Sollan member of the DT

    2. Thank you so much n happy to know that you find my work inspiration for you☺

  2. What a great project! Thank you so much for explaining how you made it.
    Lia, DT S4F

  3. Stunning work, Thank you for Joining us at Scrapping4funChallenge and waiting to see next time.

    Meena S4F DT

  4. Wow...this is just gorgeous..I adore the image of the ducks..great tutorial photos too.
    Thank you for joining in with this months challenge at More Mixed Media....x

  5. This is stunning, love the mixed media and the lovely image
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  6. Oh this is very nicely done! Fabulous! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  7. beautiful work, the process is fantastic. Thank you for joining us over at Scrapping4funChallenges Jane (DT)

  8. Gorgeous as I said earlier! What I loved most is the detailing on the napkin that u did later..loved your work 👌😊

    1. Thank you so much for youre appreciation ☺

  9. It is so beautiful.. Thanks pooja for detailed explanation..

  10. It is so beautiful.. Thanks pooja for detailed explanation..

  11. What an amazing project! Thank you for the detailed explanation too. You should enter chllenges here :)
    Hugs, mary x

  12. What a great mixed media project.

  13. This is beautiful - such an awesome makeover!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x