Saturday, March 9, 2013

Altered watch box

Hiya folks, hope you're having a good weekend!  This week I wanted to share a project I worked on recently during one of our regular Scrappy Tree Skype sessions! Love how easy it makes 'socialising' with your friends from far away :)

I've altered quite a few items with this technique now from Andy Skinner's 'Book of Secrets' workshop; I was lucky enough to attend the class with him in person but it's available as an online class now so the weblink in this paragraph leads you there.

This time I had an old watch box in the shape of a book...
It was a lovely little box in its own right but not too exciting as it had the manufacturer's name embossed on the front so....
The 'metal' plates and rivets are part of Andy's book of secrets class, with a Tando Creative die cut bookplate on the front and die cut cog on the back, and a few Ideology gears.
I cut a piece of manila card to size and stamped it using tiny letter stamps with the word 'wish' in coffee Archival ink, then inked around the edges in frayed burlap Distress Ink.  I filled in the centre with Glossy Accents to give it a glassy look.
And here's the back with the larger Tando Creative cog.

I've got a bigger project to share with this technique very soon once I can get some good pictures, just love it!  Want to put it on everything! Thanks Andy :)

Just wanted to remind you that this month is National Craft Month and we're sending out a RAK every week this month to a follower from the blog (Kirsten this week), our Facebook page and chat group, and our Twitter account, so come say hello and let us know what you're making :)

Happy scrapping!

Gayle xx

4 Scrappy thoughts:

butterfly said...

So cool, Gayle - a really olde worlde look, and so grungily mysterious!
Alison x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Gayle, lovely aged feel and a great storage idea too. Love it . Tracy x said...

That's terrific!

Gez Butterworth said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Stunning xx