Friday, September 6, 2013

Trinket Box: Mixed Media

I had forgotten about this little trinket box until I read the Unruly Paper Arts RQ1 Make a 3D wood project.  So I dug through my stash until I finally found it.

I need a small box to keep in the "Playhouse" to keep my rings in at night and I thought this would be the "perfect" size for just that.  I didn't like the framed top so I filled it with broken craft sticks. I was planning on covering it anyway! LOL

I removed the hardware and gave it a coat of Antique White acrylic paint, then it was time to get creative,( sorry there are no more pictures of the process, MOJO set in and I forgot all about the camera) From here I used TH distressed vintage photo stain, letting it dry in spots and lightly wiping it way in others.  I chose the Rogue Redhead Designs' script background stamp and black StazOn ink and went around the box and lid.  Then some diamonds made with a stencil and modeling paste , oh ya, that's what I'm talking about!  Love the was it pulls the inky colors into itself.
Time to replace the hardware and get some 3-D element on it, but first it needed some gesso here and there.  Some scraps of paper, more ink, more gesso, some pink and blue Gelatos rubbed here and there........okay get the glue out!
Front view of box
I had lost most of the script stamped image, so I added it again in areas.
The chipboard oval was colored with Gelatos and stamped with the Rogue Redhead Designs' sentiment from the Nature Notes. 
one side and front

Other side and back.
I am going to enter this in Our Creative Corner's challenge: Forgotten things
as well ad the Unruly Paper Arts RQ1
Both challenges run for the month of September, so there is plenty of time to find something forgotten or a 3-D wood project just waiting to be played with.


  1. very pretty......glad u were inspired by unruly paper arts
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  2. The finished box is great. I particularly like the script you used.


  3. So pretty, Krisha--lots of great details, and one of my favorite Rogue background stamps, too!


  4. Tell me I don't live in a cave. I've just now heard of the Gelatos. This box is OVER THE TOP! Both beautiful and cheery.

    May I suggest you get an adult who has a different e-mail address to accompany you and your GDs to the Museum Day event. You can only take ONE guest yourself.

  5. How fun to found a lost item and work on it and finish it to be enjoyed. No energy right now . Not a good day!

  6. This is just gorgeous, Krisha
    Rosie x

  7. A wonderful transformation of the box, love the script stamping and the lovely embellishments. It is such fun using forgotten things - thanks for joining in our challenge at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

  8. !!!!!!!!!! LOVE this! Krisha! Debi x

  9. Such a pretty box Krisha. Love the way you have transformed it and made it a 'loved' item. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Jenny x

  10. So very pretty, Krisha! Beautifully done!

  11. A lovely makeover Krishna with lots of great details.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner for this challenge.

  12. Wow, what a beautiful altered box, Krisha - the colour is so deliciously vintage, and I love the script stamping - enchanting! Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

  13. This is just stunning, I love it. Thank you for joining us over at Unruly this month.