A Pretty Box – Inside & Out

Hello everyone,

Vini Gupta with you today to share an altered box.

I have used three 4×4 inch stencils from the store to create different effects for a make over of a plain MDF box. The beauty of the stencils is that the designs are elaborate yet they fit in small spaces. I created the effects using 2 in 1 mixed media paste, embossing texture paste and metallic wax. The final finishing touches were added using paper packs and flowers from the store.

As a first step, I primed the box with gesso . While the box was drying, I used the stencil Floral fascination and applied  the Aquatini embossing paste on the ceramic tile from the store.

It was magical to see the embossing paste pop up as soon as I moved the heat tool over it. I used the heat gun only on some parts of the embossing paste to give a shaded effect. The lighter parts are the ones I embossed. They have a beaded effect!

I used the 2 in 1 mixed media paste with the Floral cascade stencil to create a border around the tile on the top of the box. It dries really fast.

I painted the rest of the box in shades of blue by mixing a few chalk paints Deep sea blue, Hydrangea blue and Charcoal black  till I got the shade of my choice.

Once everything was dry, I used Aqua sheen wax to highlight the stenciling work I did on the top of the lid. For the bottom of the box, I used another stencil Elegant border and applied a thick layer of the Aqua sheen wax through it to create a border all around. It took a little longer time to dry as I applied a thick layer, otherwise the wax dries very fast into a water resistant coating.

For the insides of the box I used the stunning paper pack Songs of the Sea and flowers ‘Natalia & Elira’ from the Songs of the Sea series.

Once the box was ready, I pasted the tile on top of the lid with F-6000 glue which is an exceptionally strong glue.

I am excited to inform you  that all these products come with a unique QR code!

Point your mobile phone at the QR code on the product & scan them  to take you directly to our YouTube links where you can see how each of these products are used! Check out all our new products for QR codes in the future ( this will be either on the label or on cap of the bottle).

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