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 ?????

10 comments:

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

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  2. Absolutely beautiful Judith.

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

    :)

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  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!

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

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  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!
    Rose

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  7. Oh this is so pretty Judith!

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

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

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