Thursday, 13 September 2012

Another altered box

This time I have altered a box I salvaged from the old-paper container next to our house. The acetate was missing from the lid, but I cut a new piece from the plastic packaging of a die. The box has been painted with gesso and then with 'champagne' acrylic paint. I covered the inside and underneath of the box with some script paper, which I distressed with Inka gold. I stamped around the body of the box using a LaBlanche stamp. I covered the outside of the lid with TH tissue tape, and distressed it all, outside and inside, with more Inka gold. I added a rose transfer to the lid. I hope this will make a nice box to pack a present in.
Before...

And afterwards....






That's all for today. Have a good day you all, take care, and thanks for coming by!

26 comments:

  1. Morning, morning. What a treat. Beautiful altered box Valerie. Script and roses... Yummy! Inspiring as always. Have a wonderful day.
    Regards Florence x

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  2. Nice one Valerie :)
    Von x♥x

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  3. This is beautiful, what a difference from before to afterwards! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. So beautiful now-I bet who ever threw it away would love it back after your make over.

    Have a good day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. Completely gorgeous Valerie and I'd now like to discover something similar in next door's recycling bin!! I admire your creativity and the amount of quality items you produce - I never seem to find the time to do so much.
    Juliaxxx
    Juliax

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  6. You've done a fab job on the box. Looks wooden to me.

    Hubby had a go at fixing router even though man on the phone said don't be tempted to put in another power cable! At east he's got it going again so no more coffees out for me but i can get back to commenting! x

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  7. Fabulous box Valerie!
    Whoever threw it out is obviously not a crafter!!
    Love what you've done with it.
    Hugs xx

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  8. this turned out quite beautiful
    and romantic too ~

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  9. you've made that box into a stunning treaasure Valerie, so beautiful!

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  10. Stunning transformation Valerie! The original red box looked like a cheap toy. You have transformed it into an elegant box that would look stunning on anyones table!

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  11. Another wonderful alteration and what a beautiful way to present a gift! Love those colors! Have a great day!

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  12. Gorgeous alteration. It is true what folk say, one persons trash is anothers treasure.
    Yvonne x

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  13. A beautiful little gift box Valerie. Hugs. Suze xx

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  14. This is really pretty and I love the colours.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  15. The box is a beautiful present in itself!

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  16. How absolutely gorgeous! And a heart shape too - my fave. Take care. hugs, Donna

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  17. wow - another gorgeous box! Love it.

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  18. Smashing altered box and loving your fruit bowl below. xx

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  19. What a beautiful transformation! I love it and I'm sure the recipient will, too.

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  20. Oh I love what you've done with the box. Lovely! :-)

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  21. WOW!! I love the way this turned out. That script paper loons awesome.

    Hugs~

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  22. Such a wonderful alteration, Valerie!
    You are very creative. :]

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  23. OMG Valerie this is stunning, what an amazing makeover, I love it.

    Marie

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