Welcome to Wednesday and to my last Design Team Reveal of the month for Tresors De Luxe! I had pinned a sweet little Robin image from a free printable board on Pinterest and wanted to use it to create an altered book box with, so I teamed it with Tresors laces, and embellishments to create the time worn Shabby look that is so dear to my heart.
I started by coating the whole box in gesso, then stained the box using walnut stain. I then layered on a bottom layer of deeply distressed and inked Prima paper, then I tore out pages from this book that I found that had this gorgeous pink type set and parchment pages, Mod Podged them together, then stacked layers of them onto the top of the box.
I then layered in Tresors Laces:
added on a piece of sewn burlap, and then deeply distressed and inked the image and added it on.
The flowers are stash mulberry paper flowers that I inked the edges on, and then surrounded a Tresors:
along with a little Bird's nest and a rhinestone button to create a colorful focal point.
The Shabby Pink Roses Butterflies are from my Reneabouquets Etsy Shop.
I then ran Tresors:
down the binding side.
Here you can see all the technique work I did to create the look of "Pages" and the gorgeous dimension and texture the laces and embellishments create.
Back Side View
On the inside of the box, on the left side, I used more of those torn and inked book pages and some more distressed and inked Prima paper, and on the right side I added some Tresors:
and a real bird's nest with little hand crafted clay eggs tucked inside. I have an obsession with real nests. I love to hike daily and hit different trail heads around Chattanooga, along the way, I love to collect little natural treasures, with bird's nests being my FAVS. I collect them in the Winter, long after the bird's have left them behind, and bring them home to use in my decor, and art projects.
Well, here is to a FABulous finish to the week!! If you would like to add some of those Tresor Touches to your projects, don't forget to use the code Renea10 when you check out to receive 10% off your order total :) Thanks so much! Hugs ~Renea