Hello my friends. Today I share a mini makeover with you. A little paper project I did while in the middle of stringing shells and driftwood (project summerification is still going strong). A dear friend of mine was in dire need of some chocolate and love. So I dashed into the kitchen, and then dug into my stash, to come up with a little heart warming gift.
A thrifted heart shaped box with an ugly pattern and a rather roughed up finish. But it was otherwise clean and intact, so I set out to make her (more) beautiful again. First order of business, a ground layer.
I gesso-ed the box. I love that stuff. It is easy to apply, quick to dry and it is the perfect ground layer for further steps. The gesso, made the surface less slippery which helped the papers to adhere and it also covered the pattern a bit.
I choose Whiskergraphics Bitty bags for the paper ( I think I used four mid sized bags for this), and modpodged them on. I loved using the bags this way. The paper is nice and thin and is easy to decoupage.
And all the patterns coordinate so well together. I choose the polka dot for the outside. Since this paper has more white than red, I painted the outside of the box white with some regular craft paint(step not shown). Otherwise the original pattern of the box would show underneath the white paper. And that was it. Box makeover completed.
A little heart shaped box ready to be filled with something good…. All in all this project took a little over an hour, in several sessions of ten minutes. There was little work, but lots of drying time involved. But that drying time gave me the chance to finish up my work in the kitchen…..
If you want to know about those chocolate goodies inside the box, you will have to come back tomorrow……
Special Thanks to Whisker Graphics for supplying me with the paper to do this project.
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