Friday, November 17, 2017

Tutorial Altered Pencil Box


Today a new tutorial,  how I made a pencil box in industrial grunge style. It's a new upcycling project, because I use two gift boxes without the covers. I was on search for a new masculine gift idea, it should be practical and not so colorful.


before and now

For this project you will need:
gift boxes without cover

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Woven Burlap
 7 gypsies Architextures FindingsTin Celing Tiles
  7Gypsies Ordre Du Jour Collection Seize the Day
Canvas Corp Artsy Sampler on Kraft 
DecoArt media Gesso white
 DecoArt Crackle Medium Weathered Wood
DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint Timeless
Sizzix Dies 'Gear' 
Tim Holtz 'Paper dolls' 
Inka Gold 'Hämatit'
 black textured paper
corrugated cardboard
chipboard 'Friend' + Embossing powder
metal embellishments 
old bookpages + grey and black acrylic paints for inner part

add a thin layer of white gesso, let it dry

now a thick layer of weathered wood crackle medium

tear cardboard in different sizes and glue it on the sides

painted all with Chalky finish 'Timeless'

use gear dies with self adhesive texture paper

now start with decorating

use Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and spray it about the whole project, 
now the fine cracks of the crackle medium become visible

use a cut out from 
7Gypsies Ordre Du Jour Collection Seize the Day, glue it on a piece of thick cardstock,
 add with a 3D pad on front side
so it looks like a real drawer
I also use a photo from a little boy who is sitting on the box, a metall embellishment and a chipboard
with embossing powder
finally rubbed metall gloss paint 'Hämatit' over the rough surface using my fingers

 and the second box
the same procedure instead of corrugated cardstock
some pieces of old book pages
and variant decoration

Happy crafting!


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