Altered Memory Box

Hi everyone! I’m up today on the Creative Embellishments Blog sharing an altered paper mache box. This is actually the second time I’ve altered one of these. The previous one also featured lots of CE goodies, but it was smaller than this version. For this piece, I started out by spraying it down with a Krylon spray called Make it Stone. Once that dried overnight I splattered it first with a lot of different shimmering sprays by Lindy’s Stamp Gang and acrylic paint. I altered all the CE chippies with Liquitex acrylic paint and Jacquard Lumiere paints. Here’s what I came up with:

 

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An angled view:

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A close up of the Mini Steampunk Hot Air Balloon (I love this unique Creative Embellishments creation! Look for this design in the larger size, as well as, a rubber stamp!)

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Close up of the layered frames and metal butterflies:

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Close up of the metal flowers:

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These are the awesome CE goodies I used on this piece. Click the images to be taken to the item listings:

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Thanks for looking! Be sure to check out the pinned posts on the main blog for the current DT call and this month’s challenge (there’s a $50 gc up for grabs!). 😀

 

Window Decor/Hanging – Creative Embellishments June Challenge

The Creative Embellishments June Challenge – Use the provided image as inspiration for your project. This month’s twist – include something with wings. Be sure to incorporate at least 1 CE product onto your entry project for your chance to win the $50 gc prize to the CE store! 😀

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After taking quite a long break from crafting, this month’s CE challenge was a great way for me to get my feet wet again and I had a lot of fun! 😀 The images and colors really spoke to me since it incorporated so many of my favorite elements. I was inspired by the timepiece, wings, colors, and flowers. I instantly thought of the phrase, “time flies” as many of the others were, especially since my youngest son is turning 5 this month. So, I decided to create a window hanging for his room. His fave color is also blue. 😀 For this piece, I used a Creative Embellishments Large Clock Face in the 4″ size (it is also available in 5 and 6 inch diameters) as my base and the front view butterfly from the Flourish Butterflies set 4 for the this month’s twist. I also added a resin frame and steampunk owl piece that was gifted to me by my bestie. 😀 To alter the pieces, I used both white and black gesso along with 4 different lumiere paints by Jacquard. Here’s what I came up with…

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Without flash:

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TFL! I hope you check out the full challenge details and all the dt examples on the CE Blog! I can’t wait to see this month’s challengeentries! 😀