Saturday, February 2, 2013

Altered Memory Book Box

I love doing layouts, but I also love to take my work "off the page". The following is an Altered Memory/Keepsake Book Box that I created using some Scraps Of Elegance Kit Papers, along with some Scraps Of Darkness embellishments. I normally don't combine my kits, but the SOE papers went so well with some of the SOD embellishments that I just couldn't help myself :)



I took a Paper Mache Book Box and painted it in gesso, then got down to business distressing and inking up some Vintage look papers for a soft, shabby chic look. I then created a die cut layer, applied it with foam tape, then took some corrugated board, stained it and added lots of glass glitter. I then popped on a Vintage Image that I had purchased from Digital Collage Sheets, and digitally clorized it for a unique look that matched my colors I was using. I then 2 layer inked a paper doily and pleated it around a wooden Prima clock. Added some Vintage look lace, and layers of Crepe paper that I fringed. I then popped on some Prima flowers and leaves, some sequins with added on gem centers, and a Prima Butterfly to finish out the top of the box.

For the back of the book box, I added a layer of  the same paper that I heavily inked and distressed.



I did lots of technique work and inking to create the look of pages. 




I created the "binding" out of stained, and glittered up corrugated board.

For the inside I just 2 toned inked over the gesso to get a yummy, Vintage look.

This box will be so perfect for storing momentos, cards, or any small treasure one may want to keep safe.

Thanks for stopping by to view my work! Until next time~Hugs~ Renea

9 comments:

Anja said...

Wow, this box / book is really great!! I love the vintage look and all the layers you have put on. And, you brought me to an idea. In a shop here in the Netherlands, where you can find real cheap but nice vintage stuff, they have a box in the shape of a vintage book. I will buy some and use it to make a gift box for both my sisters! Thank you for the inspiration!!

Kelly Foster said...

Oooh how gorgeous is that?! Loving all the amazing detail!!

Shona said...

this is just amazing wow :)

Papercrafting Princess said...

One word...GORGEOUS!

Sandie Edwards said...

So pretty, love all the little details you added to make this a super special piece.

Cindy Gay said...

This is very pretty--love the lace borders. Would make a great Valentine present!

Sharon Fritchey said...

WOW Renea! This is such a stunning memory box! I agree with Cindy - would make an amazing Valentine's Day gift!!!!

Evgenia Petzer said...

Renea, this is os beautiful! love the new look:)

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