Thursday, 29 October 2009

Metal Gift Box

Another recycled item, this time a gift box made from 2 bases from Tria pen boxes. You can see what the bases look like below. I removed the inner lip from one of them, and it became the lid, fitting perfectly onto the other base!

The main part of the lid was created using a Fiskars Texture Plate. Using a paper stump and rounded silicone tool, I taped the metal onto the plate and then rubbed it into the design. I combined brown and green acrylic paint and a lot of water to make my own distressing spray, which I poured into a mini-mister. After each spritz, the metal was dried with a heat tool, until I was happy with the result.

The tile on the top was made several months back, on a metal class at LB Crafts. The copper was embossed on a Ten Seconds Studio mould and distressed with a patina spray. A square of patterned paper was cut from a Crafty Individuals sheet and placed in a silver Ranger Memory Frame, which had been rubbed with copper wax.

That’s about it, I hope you like it! :o)

13 comments :

Hels said...

Like it?

I

LOVE

IT!!!!!

I thought I recognised those squares :O) Loving the way you have aged it too...brilliant idea!

Hugs x

Anonymous said...

Loving this box Dan. Am really going have to have a go at "scraplifting" this, if you don't mind? Thanks for sharing your brilliant ideas and designs. HeyJude! x

misteejay said...

Oooooo love, love, love it. Just stunning.

Toni :o)

Dorothy said...

OMG! Dan!!
this is beautiful!!!
Thanks for sharing!
Dorothy

Julie said...

Stunning Dan, I Love the box

Andrea said...

this is just adorable Dan and I love the little finished of bit with the flower in , you know which I mean, my decriptions rubbish xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Lovely work ... I love the main part of the lid created using a Fiskars Texture Plate, a paper stump and rounded silicone tool, the way you taped the metal onto the plate and then rubbed it into the design. The combination of brown and green acrylic paint and a lot of water to make distressing spray. Even the way the metal was dried with a heat tool, until you were happy with the result XXX

angelamclean said...

i like....
angela xxx.

Minxy said...

A super duper gorgous box, loving it :)

TinaB said...

OMG!! That is stunning!! Don't know what else to say it's brilliant!

linda from Vegas said...

This is so beautiful! What a wonderful gift this would make for someone.

kjjc said...

that is just so fantasticDan. Gorgeous

Deborah March said...

Absolutely positively FABULOUS piece!!!

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