Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Another grungy box

Hi everybody! I was able to do a bit of crafting this evening, and finished off the second *antique* matchbox. Made it more or less the same as before, ( see here) but used tissue tape for the inside edges instead of ribbon. I re-used an old greetings card for the front and back images.



The sides have been made again with tissue tape, treated with Inka Gold and then varnished. You can still see the brown strip for striking the match, and a picture of the match shining through the tissue tape, an effect I liked very much.



The inside image is once again from Gecko Galz.




It kept me occupied this evening, and that was a good, as I have quite a few problems on my mind just now.

Have a good day you all, take care, and thanks for visiting!

30 comments:

  1. Such a dreamy beautiful piece with some interesting techniques that I have never tried at all.

    Hope your problems go away soon.

    Hugs Chrissie xx

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  2. Beautiful box, it really, really looks antique! Love it! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. An other lovely box Valerie to escape lifes troubles
    Hugs Von ♥

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  4. Another beautiful altered match box Valerie.
    xxx Hazel.

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  5. I am inspired - I have several match boxes in my stash. This is really beautiful.

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  6. OH MY! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! You're so talented :)

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  7. This is stunning Valerie, especially the inside! It really looks like an actual antique! I love the tiny little drawer pull you added too! Perfect in every way. Take care my friend and try not to think too much.

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  8. This is so beautiful, I just lost my previous comment. And it's re-purposed at that. Just love it.

    Hope you can work through your problems soon.

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  9. Another gorgeous box Valerie, I love the crackling on the top. Please don't let things get on top of you, keep that clever mind of yours busy doing the things you love. Big hugs. Suze xx

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  10. This is another really beautiful piece, love it! Hugs, Barb

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  11. Clever use of re-cycling a greetings card. I love the crackle you achieve.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  12. I don't think there is anything grungy about this box, Valerie. It looks like a precious treasure to me. Love it. hugs, Donna

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  13. Wow .... it looks like a precious antique.... I do love that crackle glaze.

    Hope your problems are soon over.

    Karenx

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  14. It's good to divert your mind with crafts! I hope your problems resolve soon.

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  15. Hope those problems go away soon Valerie. Loving your altered matchbox, x

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  16. Beautiful work indeed Valerie, your art is always really lovely. I hope things get better for you soon too my friend
    Hugs June x

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  17. Hi Valerie Your box is gorgeous. I find crafting helps me relax too. Thanks for joining in at Recycle Re-purpose & Re-invent
    Paula DT

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  18. Oh, this is a stunning treasure box Valerie, it looks vintage, love the crackle..
    Hope your problems get resolved very soon!
    Hugs!
    Jan x

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  19. Another gorgeous altered box.
    Yvonne x

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  20. Oh I just love the yellow tones and the subtle crackle! This altered box is stunning. Sorry that you are having some challenges and I hope they pass quickly! Hugs!

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  21. Val don't let anyone or anything rent too much space in your head. It is not worth the torment.
    Love your matchbox, this is stunning and looks very vintage. Art is good for the mind body and soul.....relax.
    Lesley♥

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  22. Not 'another grungy box' but 'another stunning box'. Really, really loving these and I would so have joined in with your give away if I'd been quicker off the mark!
    Keep smiling and don't stop creating - your work is beautiful.
    Juliaxx

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  23. Hi Valerie, I love your box and the treatment you have given it, it looks really old and beautiful:0) I too hope that your problems are very soon resolved, hugs Gay xxx

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  24. These are AMAZING!!! I love how the match shines through- so cool!

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  25. Lovely altered matchbox, Valerie! :]
    i am sorry to hear, that you are going through some difficult times... wishing you happiness, always ~xx
    Keep "arting" <3

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  26. I sincerely hope whatever is troubling you can be resolved without causing you too much discomfort. This is an amazing tiny piece of art. Such a dreamy piece looks like it should belong in a museum.

    Marie

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  27. Love this! And your latest tags and bookmarks! sooooooo amazing!!

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  28. Valerie, This s a fantastic little box and such a great idea for using recycled greeting cards. I have two drawers full of these and I will definitely have to give your technique a try. Thanks for joining us on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

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