Thursday, 11 April 2013

Altered photo box

Hi peeps
Just thought I'd share this with you all
I had much fun with it and had extremly mucky paws hee hee
I swapped this box for some bits with Lindsay and this is how it looked before I started
The first thing I did was to sand it lightly, then give it a coat of gesso.
Then I stuck strips of Tim Holtz printed tissue all over it with modgepodge.
I gave it a light wipe with watered down sand coloured acrylic paint.
Then I added random splodges of bronze distress crackle paint and once it was dry I applied white distress crackle over the top, mainly in the corners but with some random dabs here and there.
Once it had completely dried I ran my Antique Linen Distress stains over it and rubbed the edges with a bit of brown stazon.
Finally I applied a layer of matt modgepodge to seal it.
Then it was just a case of adding the brass corners and the flowers and lace, I also added a brass button to make it easier to lift the photo album bit out of the center.
The front window can house a picture but I've just made a picture up in CA2 printed onto card, laminted and fixed inside.
I really enjoyed making it
Thanks for looking
Be Good
Kath xx


  1. This is fantastic hun i love this colour

  2. Hi Kath, this is gorgeous. Beautiful vintage look. Love the finish you achieved and the embellies look fab too!

    Lesley Xx

  3. Bloody Gorgeous Kath, I love it xxx

  4. WOW hun this is stunning! love all the gorgeous detail and looks real vintagy with your magic touch.

    Linda xxx

  5. This is such a stunning work of art absolutely love everything about it
    Lindsay xx

  6. Wow Kath!!! That is fabulous!!!
    Michelle x

  7. This is awesome! Love it!

  8. A fabulous project with fabulous detail x

  9. Wow wow wow Kath what an amazing project & how fantastic it it xxxx

  10. Great project! I love it! Looks like you had a heap of fun making it!
    Dawn xx

  11. Oh wow! This is superb xxx

  12. Fantastic project Kath, you have totally transformed it and I love it. Hugs P xxx

  13. A wonderful project Kath, it's totally unrecognisable. I love the flowers and the brass corners x

  14. Oh wow awesome project love it :) xxx


Hey there crafty friends
Thanks for visiting and your comments
Kath x