Friday, June 27, 2014

Botanical Tea Box

This project has been waiting in the wings for ages!  I made it some time ago for Graphic 45 and I am excited to finally show it off.  They also posted it in their introduction of me they posted last week.  I was so humbled and touched by what the Graphic 45ers had to say about my work. Too all of you who took the time to comment, thank you!!!

Supply List:

Botanical Tea 12x12
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keyholes
May Arts Ribbon
Tim Holtz Foundation Feet and Curio Knob
Vintaj Patinas
Silver and Patina Gilders Paste
Kraft Recipe Box
White Gesso
Xyron Glue Stick for Corners

I have had the box on hand and primed from a previous creative funk.   Sometimes I find it helpful to prime or prep pieces to work on later when I am in a creative lull (like I am right now....)

I love all the texture and movement that the ribbons provide.

In this image above you can see how lovely a little bit of patina gilders paste looks on the new Shabby Chic Keyholes.  I adore this finish!

The colors in this line are perfect for spring and summer projects.  They also have lots of classic prints such as polka dots.

On the feet I used Vintaj patinas to change the color to go with my palate.  Altering metal is so much fun and so super easy!

I hope you enjoyed today's post!  




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