Hi everyone, Heidi here, today I’m showing you how you can decorate a jewelry box or any other box for that matter. My goal was that the box could still be easily opened, so that my niece, whom I’m gifting this box too, will find it both pretty and use-full!
I prepared the top of the wooden box by applying a coat of Gesso with a brush, I used clear gesso because I wanted the wood texture to be visible. On the sides of the box, I only stamped with a background text stamp using Archival Jet Black ink and later on, I splattered on the sides using the darker pink Lindy’s color that I will use to color the flowers with. The rest of the decorating process is all focused on the top part of the box!
Next, I applied some White Crackle Texture Paste over a stencil using a palette knife. Then I quickly added two colors of Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder before the top layer of the crackle paste is too dry for the embossing powder to adhere to. I first added Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder in Terra Cotta Rust to most of the design and then I added a little of Cleopatra’s Copper embossing powder. I prefer to let the crackle paste dry overnight on its own to create the best crackles.
When the paste has dried, you can melt the embossing powder and the crackles are visible! I totally love this technique that you, of course, can also use on cards or in your art journal for example!
Now I’m working on the other layers of embellishments: first I die cut two pieces of sturdy card stock using a die set. With VersaMark ink I’m making the die cuts sticky and then add a couple of layers of two different colors of Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder.
I press the die cuts in the VersaMark ink pad and then, on a clean sheet of paper, add the powder over the die cut. What is not adhering to the die cut can be funneled back into the jar. I first applied two layers of Tannenbaum Green Gold and then added a little of the Merci Beaucoup Mint embossing powder (not covering the entire design because this mint color is opaque).
On top of the die cuts I will add a clay mold shape that I created earlier on and this I will color with some different layers to achieve the look I’m going for. I first color the mold shape with a Lindy’s Stamp Gang Squirt in Poutine Gold (one of my favorite squirt colors) and a brush.
Then I add a little VersaMarker (sticky ink in the pen form) to the raised area’s with a light hand and then apply Chateau Rose embossing powder over the mold. If you feel you added to unwanted area’s then you can brush off with a dry brush before melting the powder (but when you apply the VersaMarker with a light hand then that’s probably not necessary). I first worked on the top half and then on the bottom half of the mold shape.
Because the outcome was a little to pink for my liking I added a light layer of the translucent King Midas Gold embossing powder on top in the same way.
This is what my different layers combined to look like now, though nothing is adhered yet.
Obviously, something is still missing!
Now I’m working on the missing parts: I decided to add some stamped flower and leaf shapes to complete the main design. Because I wanted to make sure that I had enough images stamped I decided on my layout before coloring the flowers/leaves.
I stamped the images that I wanted to use, on some Smooth Surface paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink and then I heat embossed over the stamped lines using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Clearly Clear embossing powder. I fussy cut all the images leaving a small border.
Then I colored the images with some fun Lindy’s Stamp Gang products and water and using a small brush:
Magical in Raspberry Lemonade, Magical Shakers in Cathedral Pines Green and Antique Gold and a Spray in Salt Water Taffy. I chose colors that worked well with the colors that I already had in my project.
When the coloring was done I added in some highlights using a white Gelly Roll Pen.
Now that I created all the layers that I want to use I adhere them to my project using Gloss Gel Medium and a brush. And to finish my project I adhere some matching small green beads and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins using Glossy Accents.
And that’s it for today’s fun jewelry box project! I wish you a creative day!
Lindy’s Gang Products
- Embossing Powder: Terra Cotta Rust, Cleopatra’s Copper, Tannenbaum Green Gold, Merci Beaucoup Mint, Chateau Rose, King Midas Gold, Clearly Clear
- Squirt: Poutine Gold
- Magical: Raspberry Lemonade
- Magical Shakers: Cathedral Pines Green, Antique Gold
- Spray: Salt Water Taffy
Other products used:
- TCW Clear Gesso, TCW stencil (TCW833s), Crackle Paste, Stampin’Up So Detailed die set, Even more Spring flowers stamp set by Simon Says Stamp, white Gelly Roll Pen, TCW Gloss Gel Medium, Studio Art Prosvet mold, small green beads and sparkly clear sequins