Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Altered Trinket Box

I found a tatty old box at work one morning and thought, I could alter that. It was a box like you get for favours, inside were some tiny shells. So bought it home to alter. I started by painting it with acrylic metallic silver paint. Then using the glitz glitter glues used the palest blue colour, this gives it the bluish effect. I added some blue skeleton leaves around the box and glittered. Then added a row of shells and also added some sparkle to them. The lid was done in the same way as the body with the exception of the tiny blue beads, these were added and using a beaded starfish I added a diamonte gem to the centre. To complete I used a lenght of pretty white lace. It sort of reminds me of the old style shell boxes my gran used to have, and the lace gives it that victorian style look. Inside is painted silver and at the bottom I have covered with a small piece of black felt. Enjoyed this little project.