Published on June 28, 2013, by in Video Demo.

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.

Jewellery Box

The Fairy Whispers Jewellery Box and Matchbook Mini Album created with the Prima Fairy Rhymes A4 papers.


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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