Sunday, June 16, 2013

Mini Album box class

Warning.... picture heavy post

Yesterday I went to class run by Scottie Crafts.  It was a mini album box. Something quite outside my comfort zone...

I sat next to my friend Sue (aka Scrumplecrunch) I haven't seen her for ages, so I was happy to be sitting with her.  And of course, the class was right up her alley.  She gave me lots of hints.

Our box started life as a Cricut cartridge box which was gesso-ed for us to use.  It got covered with sticky backed canvas and some muslin and textured paste we used with a handmade stencil, cut from cardstock with a Tim Holtz brick die.

We also made a few tags to put in our box, using a variety of background techniques using Distress inks, stains and paints.

so here's a few photos

This first one is the box gesso-ed awaiting the finishing staining/painting

unpainted box

and here it is finished

Front of Mini Album box

and a view of the back and sides

And here are the tags.... some ended up double sided, some single sided.

(Entered this tag into the challenge at A Blog Named Hero)

All the tags used Distress inks, stains, paints, as well as some with texture paste, and other embellishments.  The printed sentiments are on acetate which I painted the back of, so the words could be seen.

I had an awesome day and finished off the box today with the stains and paints.  A big thanks to Wendy for a great class and to Janice who helped her out. 

Hope your weekend was a much fun as mine!


Cecilia Hsieh said...

Wow, these look great Dawn! I have not tried gesso yet, would love to one of these days.

judkajudi said...

What an awesome project! I bought my first jar of gesso last week, with a project in mind. but would love to take such a class!!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow this is a fabulous project Dawn, love all the texture you have created. I must get some gesso to try!

Lisa said...

This is fabulous Dawn! Looks like it was a ton of work (more than I am willing to put forth)so you are to be commended! Beautiful outcome :)
Happy belated birthday to you too!! XXX

Nancy K said...

Amazing project, Dawn! What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday, so glad you shared the fun with us!

MaxineD said...

WOW what an awesome end to your birthday week!! You must have had soooo much crafty fun!!Super projects Dawn.

Sue Butler said...

Hello Dawn
Well done on finishing the project it looks fabulous, mine is still not complete but I am hoping to finish it off this week..... Bathroom renovations are getting in my way!
Great to catch up also.

Deirdre said...

Just simply AMAZING Dawn - what an beautiful work of art. GORGEOUS.

Greta said...

Oh I am so jealous! Would have been so much fun to be with you guys & what an incredible project! I love your finished box & tags, Dawn! Wonderful BD present--hubby did good!

Monika Reeck said...

Woooww this is really looks vintage...amazing Dawn and great tags looks really shabby or old or vintage ach I cant tell the right name but love it...GREAT JOB dear.

Arlene said...

Dawn, how great! WOW... that looks fantastic! I love it. Is the lid on top or is it open on top? I see the sides and front and back, which look soooooo good.

Maureen Morton said...

Super-great, Dawn! Good for you for giving this a try (I would have run away screaming!), and you did such a nice job! You are breaking out of the box with such style and grace!

joy said...

Hi, Dawn! I'm a bit green with envy that you got to attend this awesome class!! What a great job you did with your box - and I love those funky tags, too! So glad you were able to take this class. Thanks for sharing.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Gorgeous projects rich with colour and detail! Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero!

Isha Gupta said...

This is simply stunning Dawn. Love all the colors and textures.