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Hey there!  I'm back again to share a box that I altered.  This box is a mache hat box by Darice.  They make boxes in all shapes and sizes as well as other designs.  I like the quality and sturdiness of their products.

The first step I usually take when altering an item is to brush a very thin, uneven layer of white gesso onto the surface.  This provides a nice base that will help colors stand out and a surface that mediums and inks can adhere to.




I tore up tissue paper (any tissue paper used for gifting that does not have a waxy texture to it) into random sizes and shapes and crumpled each piece to give it a wrinkled texture.  Then I adhered the pieces to the box using Matte Glue n Seal by Inkssentials (Mod Podge will work as well... matte Mod Podge is best), overlapping the pieces and keeping the wrinkles apparent.  I also stuck random-sized pieces of printed tissue tape to add a little interest.




Once the box and lid were covered with tissue, I sprayed several different ink colors to the surface and allowed to dry.  After, I dry-brushed an almost non-existent layer of white gesso to the entire surface with a very light hand.  The point of this is not to cover the color we just added but to highlight the lovely wrinkles and creases.




I adorned the cover and sides with an array of different flowers by Prima and Green Tara.





Then I accented the flowers with Dusty Attic chipboard that I altered with paint, ink and embossing powder.  You can see a list of the chipboard items I used in the product list below and they can be purchased HERE.


Altering boxes is probably my favorite type of project.  Aside from being fairly simple to do, I can let my imagination run wild because the possibilities are endless!


Thank you so much for stopping by.  Until next time!
xoxo
Chipboard:
Flowers:
Prima:Encore D
Prima: Roses Lime Cooler
Prima: Soprano White
Prima: Fairytale Roses Teal
Prima: Ladybird Turquoise
Prima: Unknown
Green Tara: Primula 4.5cm Silk & Organza Flowers - Pale Green
Green Tara: Sakura 5cm Silk & Pearl Flowers - Ivory                 
Ink:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Edelweiss Moss Green
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Tiffany Lou Blue
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Tibetan Poppy Teal
Inssentials: Emboss It
Embossing Powder:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Reindeer Moss Green
Medium:
Faber Castell: Gesso
Other:
Darice: Mache Hat Box
Tissue Paper
Advantus: Tissue Tape - Sketchbook
Adhesive:
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Beacon: 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue
Helmar: Zap Dots
3L Scrapbook Adhesive: 3D Foam Squares
Inkssentials: Glue n Seal Matte

Hey there!  I'm back to share a jar that I altered to keep my millions of dollars worth of savings in LOL.  The jar itself is an inexpensive one purchased from IKEA.




I first wrapped the jar with random-sized pieces of Donna Salazar's Girlie Grunge Gauze and adhered them using Beacon's Fast Finish Decoupage.  This is a clear liquid that you can easily brush (or squirt) on to the surface to adhere the gauze.  I made sure to bunch up some of the gauze to create a distressed texture, and I left a few areas of the surface bare for the next step.




One of my favorite mediums to use is Ceramic Stucco by Liquitex.  I use this often because it easily creates a gorgeous texture, as you can see.  I dip a dry, fluffy paint brush into the stucco and then pounce onto the areas I wish to cover.  You can vary the look by using more or less of the medium.




Once the Ceramic Stucco was dry, I spritzed the entire jar with mixtures of Distress Ink Reinkers and water.  Then I dry-brushed a light layer of gesso onto the surface to emphasize the various textures.
Around the edge of the lid, I adhered one of Donna Salazar's Lace Ribbons to soften the look of the jar.




I added a mixture of Prima flowers and hand-made flowers to both sides.  The hand-made flowers were cut using Donna's Bitty Blossom dies.  I can't live without these dies!  I use them to make flowers for all of my projects!

And of course, my project wouldn't be complete without some Dusty Attic chipboard!  The chippies you see here are called Foliage #5 and can be purchased HERE.

I hope you like how my jar turned out.  Sorry, I couldn't show you my huge stash of cash hidden inside.  Heehee ;o)  
Thanks for stopping by and see ya soon!
Paper:
Fabriano: Studio Watercolor Paper
Chipboard:
Flowers:
Prima Marketing: Soprano - White
Prima Marketing: Encore
Ribbon/Fabric:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Donna Salazar Designs - Girlie Grunge Gauze 
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Donna Salazar Designs - Lace Ribbons
Ink:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Va Va Va Voom Violet
Ranger: Distress Ink - Victorian Violet
Ranger: Distress Ink - Tattered Rose
Medium:
Liquitex: Ceramic Stucco
Faber Castell: Gesso
Dies:
Spellbinders: Donna Salazar Designs - Bitty Blossoms
Tools/Machines:
Fiskars: ProCision Rotary Bipass Trimmer
Sizzix: Vagabond
Other:
IKEA: Jar
Adhesive:
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Beacon: 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue
Beacon: Fast Finish Decoupage
3L Scrapbook Adhesive: 3D Foam Squares
3L Scrapbook Adhesive: Donna Salazar Designs - Dodz XL

Hello everyone!  Natasha here with a project that I made as a guest for Donna Salazar Designs.  It has been quite a while since I've designed for Donna, but I am so excited to share what I have made with her amazing new products!



​​I started off with a plain paper mache box.  I brushed gesso over the entire box to give it more of a distressed look.  Then I adhered Girlie Grunge Gauze to random sections using Girlie Grunge Medium.



Once the medium dried, I spritzed some blue and gray ink all over (the messier the better).  I dry brushed a thin layer of gesso to add depth to the project.



To add interest to the cover, I punched holes and set eyelets along the edge of the lid.  Then I weaved Girlie Grunge Twine through each hole.  I decorated the sides of the box with Dusty Attic chipboard (DA0469 Fancy Trim #3) that was enhanced with Donna's blue & silver pigment powder.



And of course I needed flowers on my box!  When do I NOT use flowers?  LOL
I grabbed a sheet of watercolor paper and inked it using the same colors that I sprayed the box with.  Then I cut Bitty Blossoms out using Donna's Spellbinders dies.  I shaped each die cut into a flower and adhered the flowers to the lid using Crafty Foam Tape and Dodz XL.  I love these adhesives because they allow me to raise my flowers to create a floral cluster full of depth.



Here's another shot of the lid.  Can you see how the flowers are adhered in layers?
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 To finish off my box, I added Dusty Attic chipboard borders, labels and words to the side.  On each chipboard piece, I rubbed Pigment Powder onto the surface.  I love the shimmery, yet subtle, effect of these powders!
If you're interested in purchasing Dusty Attic chipboard, you can find a selection of hundreds of designs HERE.


That's all for today!  I hope you like my project.  I'll be back soon with another fun creation!

Paper:
Fabriano: Studio Watercolor Paper
Chipboard:
Flowers:
Green Tara: Sakura - Ivory
Prima Marketing: Paloma White
Prima Marketing: Sherwood Rose Truffle
Ribbon/Fabric:
Misc. Embellishments:
Eyelets
Ink:
Ranger: Distress Ink - Faded Jeans
Ranger: Distress Ink - Stormy Sky
Ranger: Distress Ink - Pumice Stone
Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist - Crocheted Doily
Pigment Powder:
Medium:
Faber Castell: Gesso
Dies:
Spellbinders: Donna Salazar Designs - Bitty Blossoms
Tools/Machines:
Fiskars: ProCision Rotary Bipass Trimmer
Sizzix: Vagabond
We R Memory Keepers: Crop-a-Dile Punch
Other:
Adhesive:
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Beacon: 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue


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Here is the project that I created for you today:
 I created a 9x12 canvas using a whole bunch of fun Donna Salazar products!
 
This chipboard dress form was altered with Donna's Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx and Brown Pigment Powder.  I then made a skirt using Girlie Grunge Gauze and added Lace Ribbon to the waist.  The gorgeous wings were cut with one of Donna's new dies - Art Doll Accessories.  So pretty!  I added a bit of Girlie Grunge Gauze behind the wings for a more whimsical effect.


 The large flower shown here is hand-made from a mix of Donna's Jumbo Rose and Rose Creations dies.  The Jumbo Rose die is a steel rule die so you can cut denim and loads of other fabrics with it!  Endless possibilities!  The smaller blooms were made using Donna's Bitty Blossom dies... one of my ALL TIME favorites.


I adhered a die cut from Donna's Cascading Butterflies die to the background of my canvas.  The flow of the butterflies helps bring the eye down the canvas and adds a unique pattern to the piece.  What I love about this die is that you can use both the outline of the butterflies and the actual butterfly die cuts!

It's been a while since I have created, and I can't think of a better way to get my mojo flowing than with Donna's products.  Hope you enjoyed my canvas!

Below are images of Donna's products that I used.
(See product list below for links.)



Visit all the blogs on the hop today for more inspiration and more chances to win!

Donna Salazar Designs
Tracey Sabella
Elena Olinevich
Natasha Naranjo-Aguirre
Beth Pingry
Cheryl Waters
Paper:
Lemoncraft: Dom Roz - Herbaciane Róze
Chipboard:
Flowers:
Prima Marketing: Encore D
Prima Marketing: Soprano White
Lace/Textiles:
Misc. Embellishments:
Robin’s Nest: Dew Drops
Ink:
Tattered Angels: Crocheted Doily
Ranger Ink: Distress Stain - Picket Fence
Ranger Ink: Distress Stain - Tattered Rose
Ranger Ink: Distress Stain - Bundled Sage
Clearsnap: Donna Salazar Designs - Mix’d Media Inx Reinker - Jasmine
Clearsnap: Donna Salazar Designs - Mix’d Media Inx - Leather
Clearsnap: Donna Salazar Designs - Smooch Spritz - Green Olive
Clearsnap: Smooch Spritz - Cashmere
Pigment Powder:
Medium:
Dies:
Tools/Machines:
Fiskars: ProCision Rotary Bipass Trimmer
Sizzix: Vagabond
Other:
Artist’s Loft Canvas 9x12
Adhesive:
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Beacon: 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue

Hello again!  I'd like to share a canvas that I REALLY enjoyed making.  I just let my imagination and creativity run wild with this one and I love how it turned out!
The background of the canvas is decorated with muslin, ceramic stucco and lace.  I inked, spritzed and painted all of the elements to get this gorgeous color.  (You can find a list of the colors used at the end of this post.)
The floral clusters are made up of Prima flowers, Green Tara flowers and the Dusty Attic Floral Corners (DA0848).  The little diamante hearts were sent to me all the way from Australia by my bestie!


The chipboard element framing the canvas is The Dusty Attic's Devine Frame Set (DA0733).  To get the gorgeous color and texture shown here, I sprayed the chipboard with Black Orchid Silver by Lindy's Stamp Gang and then used a grid stamp to stamp clear embossing ink onto it.  I then added Hibiscus Rose Orange embossing powder, also by Lindy's Stamp Gang, and heat embossed the piece.

The chipboard elements used on this project can be purchased in my shop HERE.
Thanks for stopping by!  See you next time!
Chipboard:
The Dusty Attic: DA0848 Floral Corners
The Dusty Attic: DA0733 Devine Frame Set
The Dusty Attic: DA0666 Bookman ABC Set
Flowers:
Green Tara: Sakura 5cm Silk & Pearl Flowers - Dusky Pink
Prima: Angelic Rose Gem
Prima: Joulee Marble
Prima: Sherwood Rose Truffle
Lace:
Green Tara: L2868W                  
Ink:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Passionate Plum
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Black Orchid Silver
Ranger: Distress Stains - Milled Lavender
Ranger: Distress Stains - Weathered Wood
Inkssentials: Emboss It
Embossing Powder:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Hibiscus Rose Orange
Medium:
Liquitex: Ceramic Stucco
Faber Castell: Gesso
Masks/Stencils:
The Crafter’s Workshop: Mini Harlequin 
Other:
White Muslin
Adhesive:
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Beacon: 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue
3L Scrapbook Adhesive: 3D Foam Squares
Inkssentials: Glue n Seal




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