Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Memories Box

Here is a wee something I made earlier. Not a card! But I do LOVE making altered boxes and other bits and pieces!

Before I tell you a little more about it I want to thank you ALL who left a comment on my last post. You girls are so encouraging. It was great to hear some tips about how some of you do make Craft Fairs work. And I know a lot of you have had much the same experiences as me.  I think it is fair to say that handmade items are generally not valued outside our own little craft world.

For now I am going to be sticking with Etsy!

To make this box I first painted it with blue acrylic paint. Then once it is dry I added a layer of PVA glue. Whilst this is still wet I then add a layer of white acrylic paint. this then dries to give the fabulous crackle effect.  I then added the Tim Holtz photo corners and the flowers arrangement..

Thank you all again for you support! You know how to cheer a girl up :)

Judy x


Jackie said...

Brilliant box, so pretty. I have used this paint method but not made anything with it yet :o)
Jackie xx

Kat said...

This is beautiful Judy. I really want to alter a box now. Thanks for sharing how you painted it.

Kat xx

Juls said...

just gorgeous!!! I love the real vintage look! HUgs Juls

craftymum said...

Hi Judy
just commenting on your previous post. I have done craft fairs, sweated over getting loads of things done, laid it all out, priced it reasonably and was it worth it? NO not at all. So I Know just how you feel. Its so demoralising. Even tough I will say they don't know what you are missing with your fantastic work I know that doesn't really help.
I wish I could offer you some advice
hugs Sarah x

craftymum said...

Me again. I meant to say I love your memories box.
sarah x

Shazza said...

gorgeous work judy xxxx

coops said...

oh wow, this is beautiful judy.i love the effect of your crackled paint and stunning embelishments :D

xx coops xx

Paula said...

Love the shabby chic effect you have on this & those corners are a lovely detail with the clasp. The floral spray is striking against the blue & white & I love the pearl/spacer detail on theat blue flower.
Paula (PEP)

Sandra said...

WOW............love it .........:) Sandra H

Jane said...

Stunning Judy xx

Shoshi said...

What a beautiful box! I have done the crackle effect many times, but never with big streaks like this - most effective! I love the colour scheme and the flowers, too. This is a box to treasure.


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