Saturday, July 23, 2016

Collaged Oriental & Fairy Boxes

So, I ordered coffee "samples" from a company called Intelligent Blends for our Keurig and they came in these really sturdy boxes.  I really like the boxes and decided they needed to be upcycled.  I have a ton of art/craft supplies and, so, I proceeded to start figuring out how to collage each box.  The first one has an Oriental feel and I love it.  I was going to give it as a gift and then decided I wanted to use it to store craft supplies. I am now using it to store the little containers of buttons, sequins, and gems.

Oriental Box



Supplies used:
-One Intelligent Blends sample box
-Various types of Oriental Inspired Rice Paper
-Acrylic Paints
-White pen
-Cherry Blossom, Geisha Girl, and Stampstracts Stamps
-Sequins
-Metallic Seed Beads
-Oriental Face Bead
-Glass Bead
-Macrame Twine

Steps:
1. Tear paper into various sizes paying attention to color themes.
2. Open box and start collaging paper with Modge Podge to main flap, top of box, back of box, and sides of box.  I chose not to collage the bottom of the box, but that is really preference.
3. Stamp images, paint with acrylic paints, add accents with white pen, cut out each image, and adhere to box with Modge Podge.
4. Paint tops of sides with Acrylic paint or when collaging the side just go up over the top where it's thin.
5. Add sequins and seed beads.
6. Create closure with macrame twine and beads.

Fairy Box



Supplies used:
-One Intelligent Blends sample box
-Various types of Fairy inspired papers
-Acrylic Paints
-Fairy and Butterfly Stamps
-Sequins
-Glitter
-Felt Flowers
-Ribbon
-Buttons
-Ribbon Flowers

Steps:
1. Tear paper into various sizes paying attention to color themes.
2. Open box and start collaging paper with Modge Podge to main flap, top of box, back of box, and sides of box.  I chose not to collage the bottom of the box, but that is really your preference.
3. Stamp images, paint with acrylic paints, cut out each image, and adhere to box with Modge Podge.  For the Fairy and butterflies I used Modge Podge and sprinkled each one with a different glitter.
4. Paint tops of sides with Acrylic paint or when collaging the side just go up over the top where it's thin.
5. Add sequins, felt flowers, ribbon, buttons, ribbon flowers, etc.
6. I cut out the word "FAIRY" from some alphabet paper someone sent me and then rub ink over each letter.

I don't think I'm missing anything, but remember the possibilities are endless.

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