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