Hi everyone!! It's Tracey back to share a trinket box I've altered using lots of Donna's fabulous girlie grunge products combining textured mixed media and glittered handcrafted flowers and butterflies. I'm always excited to work with her products with the wide variety of looks I can achieve.
Butterfly Trinket Box
Tips and Techniques
I've created this sweet rose using the three smallest dies in Donna's Spellbinder Rose Creations die set. The mini roses are created from mulberry paper cut with Bitty Blossoms dies. I painted the corrugated flourishes then rubbed with Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx. The flowers and flourishes were brushed with glue and sprinkled with Donna's Clearsnap Sugar Shimmer Twinkle Dust Glitter.
The handcrafted butterflies are cut from cardstock with a Spellbinders Wonderful Wings die and glittered with Pralines and Cream Twinkle Dust Glitter. My Twinkling Butterfly Tutorial can be found HERE.
The hinges are brushed with a mixture of white and gold alcohol ink to distress.
I started by removing the hinges and painting this unfinished wood box with a coat of white gesso. I recently received a box of goodies package with pearlized tissue paper. I brushed sections of the box with Mod Podge and applied crinkled pieces of tissue paper. I then applied a second coat of tissue paper in the same way for lots of texture. (I first covered the glass with painter's tape.)
I used Donna's Art Gone Wild Vine Stamp randomly around the entire box with her Mix'd Media Inx CHOX in Pomegranate. I was sure to stamp across the lid and around corners with the design for a cohesive look. Because I knew I would be applying mist over the stamping, I used CHOX ink because it does not react with water once dry, and I would be adding mist over the stamping.
Next I used several stencils with gold modeling cream. I heat set until the modeling cream bubbled and popped for added texture.
My next step was to apply Donna's River Mossy Clearsnap Smooch Spritz. I spritzed a couple sprays of Smooch onto my craft mat along with a couple spritzes of water. I picked it up with an eyedropper to apply to the box. I squeezed on mist, spritzed on a little more water, then moved the box around to spread the mist. I heat set to dry then moved on to the next section. I wanted some of the gorgeous pearlized tissue paper to show through, so only covered about 2/3 of the box with mist. I just love how the mist settled into the crevices to highlight the peaks and valleys of the texture.
Finally, I randomly squeezed on glossy accents and sprinkled with pearlized seed beads, one section at a time.
~ Blessings ~
GCD Studios ~ Natural Beauty Collection 12” Pad
GCD Studios ~ Mixed Media Stax 2 - Mulberry Paper
Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx – Peridot, Patina
Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx CHOX – Pomegranate
Clearsnap ~ Smooch Spritz – River Mossy
Clearsnap ~ Twinkle Dust Glitter – Sugar Shimmer, Pralines & Cream
Spellbinders ~ Rose Creations
Spellbinders ~ Bitty Blossoms
Spellbinder ~ Wonderful Wings
Art Gone Wild ~ Vine
We R Memory Keepers ~ Cardstock – Happy Campers Marshmallow
Darice ~ TOHO Beads 11/0 Round Luster Creme
Self-Adhesive Pearls – Round, Teardrop
Crystals - Clear, Round
Liquitex ~ Gesso – White
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste – Gold
Viva ~ Modeling Cream
Ranger ~ Alcohol Ink Mixatives ~ Snow Cap; Gold
Martha Stewart Crafts ~ Adhesive Stencils – Scrolls; Fair Isle Dots
Martha Stewart Crafts ~ Stencils – Eyelet Lace
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive; Gemstone Glue
Tombow ~ Multi Mono Liquid Glue
Spellbinders ~ Artisan X-plorer