Saturday, March 19

National Craft Month (Day 19)

Hi crafty friends!  Today is my late father's birthday.  And even though the members of my family are all far apart, we celebrate this day. 

I altered this wooden box to serve as a keepsake box where I can keep mementos of my Daddy.  DH took this home for me quite some time ago.  He knew I can do something with it.  He was right.

I painted the box inside and out with Deco Art Metallic Paint in Copper.  Because the cover had some printing on it, I painted it with black acrylic paint first before painting with copper metallic paint.  After that, I inked the edges with black ink and stipple brushed with ColorBox Chalk Ink in Charcoal.  And then I embossed images on the cover with a stencil by The Crafters Workshop.  The word CHERISH and the images around the box were done with foam stamps and black acrylic ink.  When I was satisfied, I sprayed the box with a clear acrylic sealer.

Inside the box, I just adhered black cardstock on the bottom part.  Then opposite the cover, I attached a fabric frame by EK Success, where I'll put a pic of my Dad.  As I put stuff inside the box, I'll probably be adding more accents and embellishments.  But for now, I'm satisfied.

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'Til next blog!


Melissa said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!!!


Carol W. said...

Beautiful job! TFS