I'm stopping in to share the LAST Project I've made for the Spellbinders Creating A Gilded Life Contest over on the Spellbinders Blog!! I wanted to create a BEAUTIFUL Gilded Jewelry Box that I could set in my Master Bathroom for my Most Often Worn Jewelry Pieces!! =) I wanted the colors to match with my space and I KNEW I wanted to use some of the New Spellbinders A Gilded Life Products to create it, so when they posted the Challenge I thought AWESOME!! I'll be able to enter the Jewelry Box I had already envisioned making in my head!! I started with a Jenny Bowlin Cigar Box as my Base beings it already has the divided compartments it was the PERFECT fit for my Needs!! =) I then took some My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper and cut it down to fit the sides of my Box!! I then took the Spellbinders A Gilded Life Vintage Brocade Die and Embossed all of the Patterned Paper Pieces and I REALLY LOVE how it looks!! I then wanted the Embossing to POP so I added some Metallic Pewter Paint and then buffed it off with a Wet Wipe so that the paint was only left in the Embossed areas!! Then after it had dried I took some Gathered Twigs Distress Stain and went over the Entire Box!! After that I took the Black Soot Distress Ink and went over it again with just a light hand as not to cover the entire thing with Black Ink but rather just to add high lights to really make the Embossing come to life and WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! It did!! I LOVE how it turned out!! I then Die Cut some of the Spellbinders A Gilded Life Metal Foil Sheets in the Pewter Color using the Petite Monarch Die!! I had to piece three pieces together to cover the entire box front, but you really can't even tell where I added onto the strips!! I then added some Black Saz-On ink and some Bronze Glimmer Spray to the Foil Die Cuts to make the Details POP and I opted to leave all of the pieces intact as I feel it gives a Better Look to the over all Design on my Box!! I added some Black Pearls and some Red Gems to add even more Glamour!! I wanted to have a FUN Statement piece on the top of my Box so I decided on layering two of the Spellbinders A Gilded Life Pieces together to achieve the look I was after once I had played around with several different ideas!! I took the Spellbinders Heart Dies and Die Cut some Burlap Fabric and some Batting and a Cardboard base!! Then I stitched around the edge of the Heart using some Gold Embroidery Thread!! I then took my Distress Inks and some of the Black Ink and then some Glimmer Mist and Perfect pearls Mist to cover the Heart for some added Texture and Sparkle!! I also added some Bronze and Gold Spray Splatters for another FUN touch!! I then took my Spellbinders A Gilded Life Heart Angel Pendant and the Crowned Medallion and colored them using my Copic Markers!! WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! This is an AWESOME way to add color to these!! It almost looks like a Gel Medium because it gives a kind of shine once the color has dried!! You can even mix colors and added layers which is DOUBLE AWESOME!! I also covered the crown with some Clear Embossing Powder after coloring the entire area with my Embossing Pen!! I added my Gems first though so that they would Blend into the crown and be trapped so I knew they wouldn't come off!! I used my Copics to Color the Wreath and then I added alittle Green Glitter using some Matte Multi- Medium!! I also added some Vintaji Enamel Gel to the Angels Wings and some Distress Rock Candy Crackle Medium to the center of the Heart!! I LOVE the look and then I used my Red Copic Marker to color over it and added some Ink for a Distressed look!! LOVE LOVE LOVE how it turned out!! I used some E6000 Glue to adhere the Two Pieces together and then I added a Pin back so it could be worn as a Pin too!! =) I adhered the Heart using some Fabric Glue and my Box was finished!!
I've made a Video to share too so Hopefully you can see it better!! =)
Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)