Sunday, October 26, 2008

Made with the Paper Crafting Fairy's goodies

Hello. Remember all of the awesome "stuff" that a friend of mine gave to me? In case you don't page down and see my previous post. Anyways, I found this heart shaped box a while back on a clearance shelf at Wal Mart. I just love those clearance shelves! I chose to decorate it in lavender and purple; big surprise there. The picture looks a little blue to me though. Anyways, I also said that I would be letting you know when I was using some of the awesome goodies that my friend gave me. The Dark purple gems on top of the lid and the butterfly ribbon on the rim of the lid are courtesy of the "Paper Crafting Fairy". Ok, the first thing that I did was to cute my designer paper of choice to fit the shapes of the box and lid, then I adhered the paper with Martha Stewart's Mod Podge (awesome, it has an application brush attached to the inside of the lid), then I let that dry..................Then I brushed the edges of the lid and base with a lavender pigment ink......let it dry.......... Next I added another layer of Mod Podge to the top of the paper, and before it was dry I added the dark purple gems that are on the lid and the butterfly ribbon to the rim of the lid. Mod Podge is sticky, so it served as my glue for these items. Next I added a layer of Mod Podge to the base as well, and added a few royal purple satin butterflies. The satin butterflies were actually from a specialty ribbon I have had around for awhile, and I just cut a few of them apart to use on my box. That pretty much sums it all up. I will list the product manufacturer's below. One thing I wanted to say for those who have never used Mod Podge, it is not absolutely necessary to put a top layer on your project, but it does give it extra protection and makes it look shiny.
Designer paper, dark purple gems, and satin butterflies - Sorry don't know
Butterfly White Ribbon - Making Memories
Until next time............... Take care Lisa


Lydia said...

OMG it's GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

(and there's nothing wrong with a little blue tint...) :)


Anonymous said...

Love it, this is so beautiful!!