Monday, May 7, 2012

A Wedding Keepsake Box

For the past few weeks, I've been teaching craft to some lovely ladies who are new migrants to my country and; we have been having a great time. I decided to show them how to take a plain paper mache box and transform it into a special gift.
I chose to make a keepsake wedding box as my example. I washed soft neutral colours in Jo Sonja's acrylic paints over the sides and base of box. Then; did my favourite technique of using sequin waste and sponging paint over the top to create a textured look.

I covered the box top with torn papers then; sponged the sequin waste over it. I made the bride from papers and embellished her with a lace veil and a pretty bouquet. I used Texture Paste to create her hair then; sponged a light fawn over the top when it was dry. Oh; the inside of the box is painted with Jo Sonja's 'White Pearl' acrylic paint which it has a pretty pearly shine to it.

And just for fun.......I'm entering my box into the 'Unruly Paper Arts' - MAY RAQ I: Anything Wedding-Inspired Except a Card. I've pasted the link below; as Blogger won't allow me to put the link over the wording at the moment ?????


  1. This Is Stunning Judith! The Colors & Textures Are Beautiful.

  2. Absolutely beautiful Judith.

  3. What a lovely box, Judith! Thank you for joining in the Reader's Art Quest at Unruly Paper Arts!


  4. Absolutely gorgeous! Definitely an instant heirloom. Thanks for questing with us at UPA!

    Don't forget to come back and vote for your favorite entry on the 16th!

  5. How pretty Judith, soft and a perfect box. xo

  6. Some days I should not even attempt to touch a keyboard! LOL
    Your box is lovely, full of soft, pretty details any bride would be proud to receive for that special day. Precious!

  7. Oh this is so pretty Judith!

  8. Gorgeous keepsake! It's stunning! Love the design!

  9. Judith, that is simply gorgeous! Always you make the prettiest things. :-)



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