Good morning friends! Last year I subscribed to Dropps to help make the planet a better place by cutting down the amount of plastic goods I buy. I also recycle everything I can… as I was about to throw this box away, I thought it would make a cute gift box… or a cute box to have on my scrap desk.
To begin, I coated the box using clear gesso. I like using clear gesso because the paint stays true to their colors! Bad Girls Couture carries their own Clear Gesso…I ran out. White gesso could make the colors lighter.
I used a heat gun to speed up the drying time. Once the clear gesso was completely dry, I used the Kiss & Don’t Tell, Bad & Tatted, Caution Tape and Sweet Candy Kisses acrylic paint to cover the entire box on the outside. I used the heat gun to dry the paint in between colors so the colors would not smear.
Once the paint was dry, I added some yellow circles all over the box. Then I mixed the Bad & Tatted acrylic paint with some molding paste to smear over the flower stencil from my stash.
I used Matte Gel to glue the stickers and die cuts down then covered them using the gel.
I used some heavy body gel to glue the buttons and chipboard pieces down.
This box was soooo much fun to alter. I can’t wait to alter another one.
What do you think? Have you re-purposed anything recently? I’m always thinking of fun things to alter instead of throwing them in the trash!
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