Sunday, 30 October 2011

Altering Boxes Again

This box was actually started months ago and was then put on the shelf to gather dust. It was a challenge on Try it on Tuesday to alter a shoe box. "Oooh! great", I thought, I'd like to join in that one, I love altering boxes and tins.I got as far as covering it with tissue paper and that was it.
The summer came and went and as some of you know I don't get time to craft through the summer, but I rediscovered it a couple of weeks back and felt sorry for it sitting there looking sorry for itself.
It started life as an All Saints shoe box.
It was then covered in PVA glue and tissue paper.

Painted all over with black acrylic paint, sprayed with gold spray paint and then I rubbed it with bronze metallic rub-ons. Added a few Tim Holtz Grungeboard embellishments.
Plus some Tim Holtz box feet and a little drawer knob.
I then decorated the inside with the tissue paper that came with the box, it was too good to throw away.
The box so far .......
I might add a little more to it later. Just have to work out what to use it for now. 

6 comments:

craftattack said...

Great box, looks really stylish! Valerie

Meggymay said...

You have made a fantastic transformation to the shoe box, it looks so classy. Yvonne x

Sherry Edwards said...

It's looking brill Carol! I love all the texture and the colour too! I must admit to having a collection of various boxes and tins in my craft cupboard - maybe one day I'll get around to altering them all!

Alison said...

This looks absolutely fantastic.....how different it looks to how it started out.

My name is Cindy said...

That is really altered!! And so beautiful. Who'd have thought it was a shoe box?

My name is Cindy said...

That is really altered!! And so beautiful. Who'd have thought it was a shoe box?