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!
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                 
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
Faber Castell: Gesso
Darice: Mache Hat Box
Tissue Paper
Advantus: Tissue Tape - Sketchbook
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