Pack It Up

     Posted by Lisa on April 29, 2018

Welcome to another Sunday with me, I hope you enjoy this weeks project!

Since I started getting into altered art and mixed media I don’t look at things the same.  When I get new products I find myself looking at the packaging, some companies have great packaging that can be used on any project!

A while back I bought these fund Kaiser Kraft wood embellishments, the packaging is cute, but not practical once open.  So I opened both sets and put the pieces into a small bin for storage.  BUT I did NOT throw out the little wooden boxes, they were just begging to be used!

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I also found in my stash another little wooden box from embellishments bought long ago, with the three I was ready to have some fun!  I started by gluing them together to make one bigger piece with all the fun little compartments.

As the boxes dried I dug through all my bins of different embellishments to find pieces that would fit in the little sections!

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Once I had all my bits & bobs I added gesso to the box to prime it up.  Then added a layer of Finnabair patina paste and some rust paste.  The patina paste ended up brighter than I wanted to I added some brown Dylusions spray over top to tone it down.  Once I had the base color the way I wanted it I dry brushed the copper patina paste over top.

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The end result of the all the layers was better than I expected!!!  Once that was all dry it was time to fill all the different sections.  I picked up some of the new 7 gypsies adhesive sheets that Lori just brought in.  The worn wood and wallpaper looks of these sheets were the perfect backdrop for all my findings!

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Almost all of the embellishments got a coat of black gesso to start, then I used Finnabair wax in brass and copper to bring out the highlights on each piece!   This gentleman you see here is a Tim Holtz stamp.

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This fine little lady I found on 7 gypsies Ephemera tags, I thought she made the perfect partner for the gentleman!

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This light bulb is one of the new custom chipboard pieces Lori is selling in store…..I LOVE IT!  Pretty sure she had these made just for me ;)

Since we’re talking about packaging if you buy any of the new 7 gypsies items Lori brought in, there’s lots to choose from, the packaging is amazing!  Do not waste it!

I hope you enjoyed my project today and that I’ve made you take a second look at all the packaging that your fun scrappy, artsy, crafty stuff comes in!

2 Comments so far

  1. Charline April 29, 2018 7:26 am

    wow! Beautiful Lisa! I’ve wondered what could be done with those boxes! That’s a smart idea! Thanks for sharing

  2. Kim May 21, 2018 8:27 am

    Awesome !!!!!! What a great way to use up packaging, it was great seeing this come together at the crop !

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