Hi all! I've got another fun little project to share with you today, and I made a video tutorial to show step by step how I made it! I had picked up a variety of plain craft boxes at my local dollar store and decided it was high time I decorated one of them up. My other trinket boxes are overflowing and I needed another pretty box to store my crafting goodies.
I used a variety of the new Bo Bunny Mixed Media products to make up this Vintage/Steampunk style box. I began by doing a little stenciling with Bo Bunny's Stickable Stencils (Brocade stencil)...I used the script stencil and the honeycomb stencil with my homemade texture paste. Then I painted the whole thing with Gesso, added my embellishments and began spritzing with 3 of BoBunny's new Glimmer Sprays (Gold, Bronze and Frost (Blue)....I added some accents with their new Pearlescents as well (Brilliant Blue and Chocolate). At the end I added some dabs of Glitter Paste in Gold to the tips of the petals and a few of the trinkets. Here is my video tutorial to go with this project....Enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed watching my tutorial as much as I enjoyed making it! Bo Bunny makes so many fun products and I'm happy they've added mixed media products to the mix! Here are a few more pic's of the project so you can see from other angles....
Some of the things I like to keep in my 'keepsake' boxes are odds and ends I find lying around the house...pop can tabs, old keys, buttons, broken bits of knick knacks and trinkets....(I have so many trinkets left over from older Bo Bunny collections. I put them in this box to use for projects like this).
I love that Bo Bunny now makes their Gem/Jewel packets by color,they are called Double Dot Jewels. I used some of their Aqua and Mocha jewels to decorate my treasure box. This is a design idea I had first seen on a project by one of my fabulous friends on the Bo Bunny Design team Ilene Tell. She had embedded her jewels into some texture paste on one of her projects and I just loved the look!
Another thing I love about all the new Bo Bunny mixed media products is the way the color change, almost chameleon-like as you change the view of the box!
I liked the way that the Gold Glitter Paste added another element of texture and shimmer to the tips of the petals and some of the trinkets. It looks white and creamy when you apply it, but after a few minutes of dry time it becomes sheer and super glittery!
I hope you enjoyed checking out my latest project and hope I've inspired you to give Bo Bunny's new mixed media product a try!
Bo Bunny Products used in this project:
~ Stickable Stencils: Brocade
~ Glimmer Mists: Gold, Bronze, Frost Blue
~ Pearlescents: Brilliant Blue, Chocolate
~ 6x6 paper pad: Rose Cafe (optional)
~ Various trinkets
~ Blossoms: Zinnia's (blue)
~ Wood Embellishments: Iron Works, Clockwork
~ Double Dot Jewels: Aqua, Mocha
~ Glitter Paste: Gold
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