Blessings Box

Hi everyone. It’s Tracey here to share my first project of 2015.
I have so many blessings day by day. However, as the year goes by, it’s all to easy to overlook them, especially when those challenging days happen. I’ve created this Blessings Box, so I can write down those sweet blessings and collect them in my box. I’ve featured the gorgeous Leaky Shed Studio Moroccan BorderOrnate Banner, and Fancy Keyhole.
Blessings Box
Tips and Techniques
The base of my Blessings Box is a 6″ square paper mache box. I painted the box and all chipboard pieces with two coats of white gesso. This Ornate Banner was misted with two colors of Lindy’s Stamp Gang mist, then decorated with rhinestones.
I’ve edged the box with a mix of mica flakes, German glass glitter and microbeads.
The dangling cross is attached by looping cording through the cross and bead then knotted. The cording was then pulled through a gear, then through two holes in the box lid and knotted on the other side.
The box base was layered with strips of sheetrock mesh and stenciled molding paste. I spritzed the textured surface with several colors of Lindy’s Stamp Gang mist – allowing to dry between colors. The raised areas and box edges are rubbed with Viva Gold Modeling Cream.
The metal flower was painted with white gesso, except for the rhinestones and dark center. Then when dry, I spritzed with several colors of mist.
The remaining flowers were misted in the same colors as the box base, then brushed with gesso. I dabbed them with Glossy Accents to adhere chunky glass glitter.
Front view – I cut each of the Moroccan Borders into two pieces, cutting and sanding the cut ends to look like the laser cut ends. I repeated the border on all four sides. The Fancy Keyhole and border are colored the same as the Ornate Banner on the top of the lid.
The cross is a metal charm I painted with gesso and misted.
Here you can see more of the texture and how I added chunky glass glitter around the Moroccan Border.
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Thanks for stopping by today!
~ Blessings ~

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