Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Finished Box and an Etsy Treasury Feature

I finally finished the collage box to keep my mom's tribute book safe and pretty.
First I applied a coat of gesso to make the wood smooth (I got the box at Hobby Lobby.)
I then applied two coats of the grayish ivorish paint used for the book, then one coat of matte art gel. Then I covered the top with a sheet of scrapbook paper with another layer of matte art gel over that.
I painted over the hardware because it was black and I wanted it to look shabby. Then I started layering tags (from Paper Whimsy).
And lace. And buttons. And more tags. And dodads.
Inside, I covered the top and bottom with scrapbooking paper and tags, dodads, etc. etc.
and it was done, TA DAH!!!
Love it! Here it is with the book inside.
I'm surprised it dried with all the rain we are having around here.
Also, my white plush bear was featured in an Etsy Treasury.

Third row, second bear.

Have a dry day, except you in Texas - sending thoughts of rain to you.
Love, Linda


  1. OMG, your box turned out so beautiful.... and a big congrats on your bear being featured!!! Hope you have a lovely day!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

  2. Hi linda thanks for the comment and I love your box i picked up the same one from hobby lobby the other day.. I made mine into something for a blog party i taking part in... yours is so pretty and I love that it hold your Mums book .. lovely

    Hugs wendy

  3. Wow! Love the box and know your mom will also. What a beautiful treasure you created for her. Congratulations on being featured on a treasury. Thank you for visiting. Hugs...Lu

  4. Hi Linda,
    The box--and its contents!--are beautiful. Love seeing all the step-by-steps.
    And I'm sure your pickles will be delish, even if they ARE limp!!

  5. beautiful box Linda, I love all the layers and interesting things you have added. Congratulations on the Etsy treasury too!!

  6. are such a fabulous creatrix...lovely ..beautiful are awesome!! I love it! Shine on! How perfect for your sacred treasure!

  7. Pure joy...your work is amazing and beautiful. xoxox Happy weekend.

  8. What a gorgeous box you have created! Love it!