Today I can finally share with you a project I made as a birthday present for one of my dearest long term friends - another chocolate box book I altered (and yes - I it was once again necessary - for the sake of art - to eat the chocolate first that was inside! Considering all the X-mas cookies I will be eating during the next weeks this is really a sacrifice *lol).
As she teaches chemistry and is a lover of artefacts too, I knew this was the right thing to make for her ;)
here (or searching the Tutorials page that can be found at the top of my blog - directly under the banner).
I glued some sandwich paper onto the box and created a lot of wrinkles while the glue was still wet. After this had dried I gave the whole box a coat of "Raw Umber" acrylic colour.
While this was set aside to dry I created the aged paper (using Distress Inks and the Wrinkle Free Distress Technique - an all time favourite of mine which I never tire to do honestly).
I used the Tim Holtz "Laboratoire" stamp set, which I really love!
I toned down the bright red ribbon using a dark brown ink stain to match the rest of the design.
(Inside - rolled up, stuffed into a tiny vial and corked - was a gift coupon - selfmade of course - for one day's crafting with me in my studio ;)
She seemed to like it very much - and I hope you like it too! :)
Hugs, happy crafting and a merry X-mas to you all!