Saturday, 9 July 2011

Jewellery Box by Alison Hall

Hello Stampers!

For my first post this month, I decided to decorate a little wooden box. I used the small 6x6x3.5 cm one, available from The Artistic Stamper here.


First of all, I took off the hinges, using a small screw-driver, then I painted the box & lid usingshell pink paint dabber. Then I painted all but the insides of them with red pepper dabber. Then I used my finger to rub some Viva Inka Gold Rose over the outsides of the box & lid.

For the phrase inside the lid, I stamped the phrase from the Botanical 3 plate. I cut out each word, then edged them with distress inks & glued them inside the lid.

I glued some gold lace around the base, then re-attached the hinges.


For the flower, I took two squares of gold metal, big enough to stamp the large & medium flowers from the Flower Power plate on. I used a damp piece of cut & dry foam to paint one of the pieces with the Inka Gold Rose. It took a couple of coats to get a good coverage.

I stuck the pieces of metal to two pieces of black card, using Humungo tape, as this makes the pieces more durable for shaping. Then I stamped the large flower onto the plain gold piece, & the medium flower onto the painted piece, using black stazon ink. I cut the flowers out, then stamped the gold flower with the lace background stamp, using the stazon ink.

I edged both flowers, using a Ten Second Studio wheel tool, cut into the petals of each flower, about half an inch, then shaped & layered them together, using glossy accents.


I added one of Tim's Fanciful Accoutrement buttons to the centre of the flower. These are on special offer on The Artistic Stamper website, at the moment, together with Tim's Baubles, & some of his Alteration Dies.

Finally, I glued the flower onto my box, et voila! A pretty little jewellery box, just perfect as a gift, containing a small piece of jewellery.

I also made another metal flower, and this time, I attached a brooch back to it, for a pretty piece of wearable art.


I've use Hot Colours on my pieces, in keeping with The Artistic Stamper Challenge this month. Don't forget to go and join in the Challenge, if you haven't already!

Thanks for looking!
Alison xx

14 comments:

Sandra said...

very pretty!
Sandra ltb

Chris Arlington said...

Alison this is awesome! I love it and the brooch.

donna said...

These are wonderful Alison. You sure are productive..Donna

Yvonne said...

I love your stunning piece of ART Alisoon! This is a beautiful jewellery box, what a precious gift to receive when you make this for someone else. Beautiful materials and colours, just the right words inside, I love the flower with the button in the centre, beautiful made by you!!!
Greetings from Yvon xxx

Gabrielle said...

Fabulous project Alison! Love the colours, different textures and the bit of bling! Looks like you're having lots of fun with these projects!

shirley said...

Beautiful box Alison!
You are so creative!

TinaB said...

Stunning alison! xx

Sid said...

Great project and flowers !!

Artyjen said...

Great way to make the brooch and a lovely box for someone.
xoxo Sioux

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely wonderful, Alison. The lid looks almost like it is a leather box. Love the touch of including the brooch in your make,

Lucy x

Shazza said...

loving this Alsion it is great x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a breathtaking box.

Minxy said...

Awesome ickle box, love how the lace shows up beautifully on the flower :O)

MD said...

waouhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
superbe ALISON
BRAVO BISE md