I found this little box at the dollar store, and thought I could do something with it...I didn't know what at the time, but I knew it would be good for something, maybe a shadow box layout? Yes, that's exactly what I turned it into, and it went from this:
First I prepped the box with guesso. After that dried, I applied a coat of brown acrylic paint. when that dried, I put a coat of crackle medium, and then some ivory acrylic paint, all to achieve the crackle finish you can see all over the box. After all that dried, I sprayed the entire box with Creme Brulee Cream Starburst Stain for some shimmer.
I used one of My Favorite Thing's banner dies, and cut out the banner from designer paper by Colorbok (Flea Market Collection). I then sprayed the banner pieces with Scintilating Silver Glitz Spritz, and afterwards added to the banner some Maya Road chipboard letters, which I sprayed with Cadbury Milk Chocolate Startburst Stain. In between each banner piece I added some tiny mulberry paper roses which I sprayed with different Starburst Stains: Cotton Candy Pink and Alpine Ice Gold. Afterwards, I embossed the tips of these roses with some Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder in the color Hibiscus Rose Orange. LOVE embossing the tips of the petals of my flowers!
Lindy's Stamp Gang butterfly charm pieces, which I embossed with Dandelion Yellow embossing powder, and finished off with some white pearls on their centers.
I punched some butterflies out of cardstock using two different Martha Stewart butterfly punches. I then sprayed the butterflies with Icy Primrose Gold Starburst Stain, and sprinkled some embossing powder in the color Byzantine Bronze, just to add more texture and shimmer to them.
Golden Lump of Coal. The stain gave it just the right touch of shimmer.
I filled in the rest of the box with different sized mulberry roses which I colored using my Starburst Stains in the following colors: Alpine Ice Rose, Tiffany's Blue, Wild Honey Suckle Coral and Scintilating Silver.
The wood stand that holds the box was also purchased at the dollar store. Can you believe it?
I hope you enjoyed this project. I truly had fun making it, and for my first shadow box project, I think it rocks! lol