Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Blogger in Distress!

Help! I'm tied to the railroad tracks!

Mmm , no, not really.

I just got all distressed out with Beate's tutorial this week. This is incredible. I really didn't believe it was going to be as easy as it looked, but it is sooo easy.
Start with a papier mache box.Cover your stamp with acrylic paint - the Ranger dabbers make this easy, but a foam brush and Delta or something similar would work.

Stamp it on the sides of the box. I used Polka Dot Punches so that you could see what fine detail you can get even with paint.

Paint the lid of the box too and sand the corners. Then, rub brown dye ink into the surface of the box and the sanded areas. When you have the color you like, take a damp cloth and remove the dye ink from the stamped image. You won't believe your eyes! I thought I had totally covered up my little heart, but I guess Celine was right - the heart does go on... :)

I'm so excited about this - I've made a bunch of them I will be selling at the Lone Star Ladies Show on April 17th - are you coming?

Now don't everyone run to the craft store at once.




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6 comments:

  1. N i i i i i i i i c c c c e !!!! Sounds like work, but niiiiice all the same!

    WV: enuli
    Father says to Daughter, "If you plan to elopi, I'll insist you enuli."

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  2. wow, that's really pretty! you took a simple box and turned it into a piece of art. that's a great box to put gifts in... why bother wrapping gift boxes?!?

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  3. Lydia,

    Wow...................................... That is way too fabulous for words!!!!

    Way to use a retired stamp set too, gotta get the old stuff out once in awhile!

    Hugs,

    Lisa Atha

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  4. Beautiful box you made! If I could share with you this website http://memoryboxes.org/

    The website is facilitates a program to provide memory boxes for bereaved parents who have recently lost a baby. I'm sure they could put your beautiful boxes to good use if you choose.

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  5. You turned the box into a masterpiece! I like it!

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  6. Girl, your box looks amazing!
    Hugs and smiles

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