Thursday, 27 December 2018

Tis the Season Gift Box by Jennie

Hello and welcome on this third day of Christmas! 

I am sorry I don't have three French Hens to share with you but I do have a seasonal gift box which I thought would be useful to house a small present for the New Year.

I really love these book/box kits and enjoy that they can be covered in mixed media products or papers.

For this one I have used a combination of both.

The box is very easy to trace around to get the papers to fit well.

The inside box was painted with a watery green acrylic paint and then stamped lightly with a woodgrain stamp. Just a highlight of a woody grain is enough to make it look like the real thing!

The outside of the box was first given a coat of gesso, another coat of white acrylic paint and then covered in DecoArt Crackle Paste. A very watery layer of water soluble die inks came next.

The Christmas Holly Wreath and Bow fits the front of the book perfectly. I painted this with ordinary red and green acrylic paints which I then crackled with DecoArt Crackle Paste.

I love how the final layer of DecoArt Antiqueing Cream really highlights the cracks.

A Gift Box for the Season!

As always thank you all for joining me today and best wishes for the rest of this seasonal time.

Jennie x

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  1. This is such a beautiful box, Jennie. I love how you decorated it both inside and outside. It would make the perfect, Christmas gift. xx

    1. Thank you Julie Ann - I decided to keep it myself and it looks fabulous sitting on the lounge table!