Tuesday, 24 April 2012

CC2 - Challenge 2 and Simon Says Stamp a word... Celebrating 15 years

Well the folks over at Simon Says Stamp and Show have "Show your favorite WORD" as their challenge this week... Mine is LOVE

For Compendium of Curiosities book 2 Challenge 2 over at Linda's blog Studio L3, the page to go to is 58 for the  Faux Patina look using alcohol inks... Tim has put very clear instructions there for you.

I have decided to combine the two challenges and this is what I have made:

My dear Hubby and I have been married for 15 years on Thursday this week, so I have been decorating  a box to put his gift into and here is the step by step as I did it.  

Fist do a layer of cold glue on the box,  put the cogs on and glue them on top too.

Crunch up a piece of white tissue paper and open it then lay it over the wet glue on the box and push it down into the forms of the cogs.  The pic above is while the glue is wet, the paper is very transparent.  The one below is of it dry... 

This is a close up so you can seethe crinkles and the cogs.

When the glue was dry I covered the whole thing in silver paint dabber using a brush.

For Linda's challenge I then added a good dose of alcohol inks in blues and greens and clipped the edges of the cogs and box with Pool and Denim paint dabbers for good measure too.

I added the idea-ology to the top and the tags for the SSS and S challenge round the side, repeating the kraft paper in the key hole and the book plate from the tags so that they link visually.

Below is the card I have made to go with the box.

Hope you have enjoyed my step by step photo tutorial this week, I have not done one for a while...

Thanks for the visit.



  1. Love it ! Happy Anniversary for Thursday.

  2. Happy Anniversary and wishing you many more years of health & happiness.

  3. Belinda...I love your altered Godiva heart box! Great tutorial, too. Happy Anniversary and thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  4. Fabulous creations Belinda, & congrats to you & hubby! Bet he loved his gifts!
    Alison x

  5. What a great project!! Who knew you could do much with tissue paper, eh? The colors you achieved and the texture are gorgeous. Happy Anniversary!!

  6. This is gorgeous! I will definately remember this to make something similar!

  7. LOVE your altered heart box - stunning! Thanks for sharing it, step outs and all, with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Ellen :)

  8. Happy Anniversary!! Love this heart box! I use tissue paper, but have never applied it over pieces! Stunning effect!

  9. Bella, first-- happy anniversary! I'm honored that your shared this gorgeous gift box at the CC2C, and your Faux Patina work is wonderful.

    I wish you and your husband many more happy decades together. :)

  10. Oooh its lovely - happy anniversary!

  11. Great tutorial! Love your altered box!
    Happy Anniversary!

  12. So pretty and super to see the stages in its creation too! Hope he appreciates just how lovely it is and happy anniversary!

  13. Absoultely gorgeous - hope you had a wonderful day x Hilda

  14. Really awesome gift as I commented previously and love the card that goes with it!


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