Recently I completed a project for Dianne of Art of Craft. Using the Prima Fairy Rhymes paper line, I fussy cut out paper snippets for the embellishment of both the paper mache jewellery box and the matchbook mini album.
I gesso’d the entire box first, then using a mix of white paint with a touch of gold to make the paint a little off-white, I painted around all the edges where it would be visible. Then I measured and inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo, and pasted the paper onto all the panels. I sprayed the project with Ranger Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold to add a little glimmer to the box. Once it was all dry, I covered the entire project with Claudine Hellmuth’s Multi-Medium Matte, giving it two coats.
I felt like a little girl again and had great fun taking a paper mache jewellery box with a little mirror and turning it into a little girls fantasy.
I prepared the “fairy” and the title piece by pasting to grunge paper and then cutting them out. To make sure the cut outs withstand the ravages of time in a child’s life, all cut outs were covered with multi-medium matte to make them firmer and stronger, as I manipulated them into shape. I enjoyed using my GellyRoll Starburst pen to highlight wherever I could.
I used some flowers out of my stash, the Prima flower and a variety of Petaloo flowers. Two of the medium size flowers out of my stash I painted with a mix of paint and Ranger Perfect Pearls, to give them a lovely shimmer and sheen. I finished it off with some bling, butterflies and banners. Prima lace and some pearls from my stash were used around the outside of the box. Inside the box, I covered the ring area with some pink felt.
The mini album was created in the matchbook style to fit into the available area with 6 pocket pages, with tags. I used the core’dinations Pearl pad to make up the book. The tags have the corners rounded at the top with a We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper. Embellishments in the matchbook had to be kept to a minimum to keep it fairly flat to fit back in the box. There is plenty of space for little photos of friends or family and journalling.
Here is a video for a closer look at the project.
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