Hello all you fabulous people!
I hope most of you’d be out of the lethargic summer break and looking forward to the rains…I love the return of routine and normal life after the holiday craziness. The idea of a fresh start and setting new goals is so energising for me! This season, I’ve decided to declutter my home and organise the necessities with my DIY projects – follow me for the projects, ideas and tips 🙂
We are living in a world of gadgets and so many remote controls around the living room stresses me out. I don’t find them pleasing to look at and prefer them hid when not in use. So…my first project after the holidays is a large sized book shaped box to stack all of them.
I’ve used the ‘Old World Charm’ paper from the DecoPatch series for this box. Ive made a faux leather effect on the spine of the box to complement the rustic look of the print. Here are the steps if you’d like to make one for yourself:
1. Prime the entire box. Sand and clean nicely.
2. Take pieces of kitchen tissues and crumble them and stick on the spine using watered down modpodge. Allow wrinkles to come.
3. Paint this with light brown acrylic. Add several layers of colours going from lighter to darker and finally blackish using dry brush technique.
4. Paint the insides and back.
5. Created book pages texture on the sides using texture paste and fork. Painted with several shades of brown (watered down) and kept wiping, allowing the paint to seep through the crevices.
5. Decoupage the front lid with the chosen paper. My paper was smaller in length than the box so I tore the bottom edges with hand and stuck. Painted the lid overlapping the paper with a matching shade of acrylic. Stamped vintage script on the painted part and randomly over some other parts, so that the whole thing comes together.
6. Distressed the edges with brown acrylics.
7. Finished with some laser cut embellishment, metal key hole and gold chipboard for the spine. I painted all embellishments with the same brown as I used on the edges and then rubbed some antique gold wax onto them.
I’ll be making one more with the left over paper to organise stacks of bills on my table 🙂
Hope you like the project. I’d love to hear:)