Wednesday, September 11, 2013

"Memories" Box by ~Tracey Sabella

Hello, it's Tracey here to share my latest project featuring Donna's GCD Studios Mix'd Media Stax 2 and a variety of her Clearsnap products. Donna's products not only create lovely scrapbook pages, but can be used in so many different ways on mixed media projects. (Can you tell how much I enjoy sitting in my studio creating with Donna Salazar Designs products??)

I'm alway looking for items with trash to treasure potential. I found this little box while going to yard sales with my sister this summer. It was white with not very pretty flowers carved into the lid. I enjoyed altering it into a wedding keepsake box for our daughter, Elizabeth, who was married last October. It will make a nice anniversary gift.

"Memories" Box

Tips and Techniques:
To get this depth of texture on the box. I crinkled and scrunched (a lot) - strips of Donna's GCD Studios Mix'd Media Stax 2 crepe paper and adhered with Matte Mod Podge. When dry, I misted with her Clearsnap Smooch Spritz in Mixed Berries and Pralines and Cream, drying between colors. I also added glass bead gel and finished by adhering Donna's Clearsnap Fairy Dust Glitter into some of the crevices. 

I contemplated adding a design on the box with Donna's stencils, but couldn't bring myself to cover this gorgeous texture. Instead, I embellished with pearl and crystal flourishes from Want2Scrap.

Here I used the mulberry paper from Donna's GCD Studios Mix'd Media Stax 2 to create flowers and leaves with Donna's Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms dies and flourishes with her Pockets and Swirls Dies. I brushed some Smooch Spritz on the leaves and Mix'd Media Inx on the flourishes, then added Fairy Dust Glitter to them all!

Every girlie grunge project needs at least a little grunge. I applied modeling paste to Donna's Want2Scrap Hand Drawn Swirls card size chipboard flourishes. I mixed several different colors of Mix'd Media Inx to achieve a color to coordinate and brushed it on. While the ink was still wet, I lightly sprinkled with Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx Jasmine embossing powder and heat set. 

In this view of the top, you can see I added Want2Scrap pearl flourishes and the memories word charm. The box had a cut out with glass - a perfect spot for this wedding photo of Elizabeth and Andrew. 

One final view of the front of the box. 

~ Blessings ~ 

Product List
GCD Studios ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Mix'd Media Stax 2 (crepe paper and mulberry paper)
Clearsnap ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Smooch Spritz - Mixed Berries, Pralines & Cream
Clearsnap ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Mix'd Media Inx - Denim, Berries, Schoolhouse
Clearsnap ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Fairy Dust Glitter - Mixed Berries
Spellbinders ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Bitty Blossoms
Spellbinders ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Pockets and Swirls
Want2Scrap ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Hand Drawn Swirls - chipboard card size
Want2Scrap ~ Say It with Bling - Rhinestones, mother of pearl
Want2Scrap ~ Say It with Pearls - Frilly Flourish Swirls, white pearls
Want2Scrap ~ Beautiful Bling Borders
Studio g - metal charms
Mixed Media
Matte Mod Podge
Liquitex - Flexible Modeling Paste
Liquitex - Gesso
Liquitex - Glass Bead Gel
Art Glitter - Designer Dries Clear
Tombow Multi Liquid Glue
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Craft Mat
Tonic Scissors


  1. I love how you created this. The texture and color are amazing!! Your daughter is one lucky lady.

    Happy Crafting