After using sandpaper to ruff up the surface I painted the hole box with white gesso (mistake, I should have used black gesso), on top of that I added black acrylic paint. I then modpodged the Graphic 45 Communique Collection Papers (which I had been hording for ages) on top of that. I finished it with another layer of modpodge on top to seal and protect it.
Last but not least a finishing touch by adding a trim on the edge, red felt on the outside and inside bottom of the box. I like things simple and clean - speaking for itself, that is why I decided to leave it without any more embelishments because the paper is too beautiful to mess it up ~smile~.
I envision using it as a correspondance box... filling it with love letters tied together with a lovely ribbon. I'm still working on the love letter part :)
Materials I used are
Wooden Sigar Box
Sandpaper... and lots of elbow greace
Reeves Acrylic paint - Black
Plaid Mod Podge - Mat
Graphic 45 paper - Communique Collection
Tim Holtz Distress ink - Vintage Photo
Felt - red
You can find some of the materials here:
- Ranger & Tim Holtz products from The Stampman