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Sunday, 22 April 2012

Something a little special to WOW you!

Hello all, Donna here and today it is my turn to share a project I have been working on.  A few weeks ago I got a new shipment of embossing powders and stamps, and OMG they are all so YUMMY!  the colours are so vibrant and the stamps are divine.  I wanted to do something special for one of my friends and I came up with this project.  The only problem is that I love it that much I don't know if it is going to leave my dresser.  whooops!   I love to go to op shops and up-cycle my findings.  I found this little wee pine box and thought that it had lots of possibilities...  This is what I turned it into.
First I stamped over the whole box with the BROCADE stamp in black archival ink.  After the ink has dried, cover the whole box with barn door distress stain, you can speed up the drying time by using a heat gun.  Once the stain is dry spread a very thin layer of glossy accents over the entire box.  The reason I coated the box in glossy accents is so the wood will not absorb the VersaMark and leaves the surface nice and juicy for your embossing powder.

Now for the fun part, get your CLEAR GLOSS ULTRA HIGH and coat entire box.  I found it easier to do one side at a time. Heat.  I have done two coats.  After the Ultra high has set go back over the corners and edges of the box with versamark and then add METALLIC COPPER ULTRA HIGH.  

And there you have it,  one wee  wooden box found at the op shop turned into something pretty special.  Decorate to your own taste.  I love grunge so I had to grunge it up a bit.  I also added some Metallic copper to the flower on the top of the box.

Now I have made something to go into the wee box,  To find out come visit me tomorrow on my blog and see what I have created, and join us in our blog hop!   That's all from me for now,  HAPPY SCRAPPIN and see you all tomorrow  xox Donna

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  1. Absolutely Gorgeous find to put together & love your 'chemistry' of it! What a treat to get new powders & stamps to play with. TFS

  2. Wow, alright! That's gorgeous!

  3. So cool! Really like the grunge.

  4. This is just all the grunge!