Monday, 15 February 2016

Grungy Altered Box

Hello Everyone!
I am back with a mixed media vintage project! I want to give it some grungy masculine look hence avoided all pinky colours & no flowers!
Enjoy the pics..





I covered the lid (was detachable) with embossed handmade paper and adhered some cheesecloth to it. Then added tiny cubes of foam at the corners. Next gave it strokes of acrylic colours brown, antique copper & gold with hint of pearl green here & there.

Sentiment is a rub-on sticker, which made me remember my childhood days when we used to apply these rub-ons to our hands. I rubbed it over a handmade paper, then inked it with gathered twigs DI & distressed the edges.

Added some tiny embellishments, a button & ship steering wheel painted in gold & pearl blue shades, with mini hearts & a compass stamp. Shiny black arrow is made using a toothpick & cardstock. I love it!
For the bottom part added some scraps of papers, painted them & rubbed some DI.

Now let's move inside, there is a surprise!


You can see now lid is attached to the bottom part, I have joined them using handmade paper (thick enough to hold well). There is a quote & a mini notebook.


Handwritten using DI and paint brush.


Base of the box is covered with papers from an old novel sponged with DI and stamped with tiny stars. Added tiny tags 'secrets', 'memories' & 'fun' (on the other side).


My notebook is hand sewn. Cover is again made with embossed handmade paper. Here it opens!


I hope you like my project! Do tell me, I love to read what you say & Thank you for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!

Linking my box to
Anything But Cute Challenge (Grungy Love)







31 comments:

  1. Such a lovely project with so many details and techniques!!

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  2. Oh wow, this is spectacular!! I love the details!! The grunge is fabulous!! The inside is amazing, too!! Love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. WOW!!! This is quite amazing project!!! Love it, especially hand written note!
    Thank you for joining our Grungy Love challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Hugs
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  4. Like it ?? I totally loved it ,you are fab with mixed media and the vintage touch perfect !

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    1. Thank you so much Pooja! I am so happy to hear this from you :)

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  5. What a great project! I really like the texture that you got by using the cheesecloth. You are great with the mixed media!

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  6. Fabulous altered box with lots of grungy details. What a surprise to find that hand written note in there! But my favorite part is that arrow you made! Thank you for joining our Grungy Love Challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

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  7. Great altered box. Love all the eclectic embellishments that make it grungy. Also nice to find a surprise inside. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  8. Grungy, check. Wonderful elements, check. Awesome sauce colors, check. And a hidden surprise, check check check! Fantabulous design and details abound in this marvelous design. What a delight to see that hidden handwritten note that folds out! So glad you made the lid open like that! Genius and so original! Wowzers!

    Thanks for joining in our "Grugy Love" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki

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    1. Thank you so much for your appreciation & lovely words! I am so happy to hear this from you!! :)

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  9. I just love vintage and you have surely pulled it off - Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

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  10. wow ...Gorgeous Priyanka...I love all your details, your hand written , your vintage colors, the grunge masculine style, loves and arrow are visible too ! thanks for joining with Lulupu. Good Luck !
    Hugs,
    Irma Tirza

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    1. Thank you so much Irma :) I'm glad you liked it!

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  11. Beautiful :) love the rusty look ♥

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  12. Your box is so grungy and beautiful and I just love that there is a hand written note inside too! Thanks so much for joining in our 'Grungy Love' challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne DT :)

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  13. Oh, wow !! I simply love this , Priyanka. I can understand that a lot of thought process and work goes into planning each and every little detail and you did this job wonderfully. Beautiful grungy creation. Thank you for joining us at Lulupu. :)

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    1. Yes it was a detailed project, but I was happy with the end result :)

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  14. Loved what all you have done to this little cardboard box. Its not easy to do a masculine project and you have pulled it off so well!Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good Luck, Rupa(DT).

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    1. Thank you so much Rupa :) I am glad you liked it :)

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  15. What a gorgeously grungy yet beautifully made project! Thank you so much for playing with us at Lulupu! Hope you will join us again! :)
    Suchi - Lulupu DT xx

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    1. Thank you so much Suchi :) I am glad you liked it :)

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