Friday, 17 June 2016

Altered Book Box

I have altered this double book box that has been lurking in my studio for approx 9 years. I painted the whole thing with gesso and then used various stencils with texture paste. I then adhered lace,  textured canvas and various time and sewing elements. I then painted gesso over the whole lot and left it to dry for a day. I started at the bottom and painted it with acrylic paints, with a metallic one at the bottom. I am entering this in several challenges.

A Vintage Journey

Rhedds Creative spirit

Our Creative corner

Sandy & Amelie steampunk challenge

No 18 texture

                                                      My Altered double book box

The front

 The double spine of the box

 Inside the box filled with special lace


Nan Bourdeu said...

What a lovely and special place to store your special lace! Fabulous layering of colors and the sewing bits and bobs are awesome! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! Nan, DT

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful project Wendy! Hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

Stunning alteration Wendy and great that it can house some of your sewing things as well. The textures and additions to the box are amazing.

Love Chrissie xx

Heather said...

This is gorgeous and I love all the different textures you have used. The box/book itself is a treasure and full of all those treasured pieces of lace. You must be so pleased with it.

Meggymay said...

Wow this looks gorgeous Wendy, so much work and details to see.
Yvonne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful alterations on that box Wendy, great textures and colours, a fantastic make over! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey and Mixed Media Monthly!

Joi at RR said...

Oh my - what a VERY SPECIAL and LOVELY double box you created Wendy. Your laces look perfect inside!!! Thanks bunches for joining the "A Beautiful Mess" challenge at OUR CREATIVE CORNER. j.

Sandra Wright said...

I have never seen a double book box before,aren't they fab.I just love how you have altered yours, haberdashery is always such a good theme...this really is rather special.
Thank you for entering our challenge this month over at Rhedds Creative Spirit...x

Claudia N. said...

Such a lovely mix of vintage shabby chic and steampunk, Wendy! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful box with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

Claudia xxx

Brittany King said...

I love this box it is so unique! The way you handled the textures really brings out the unique quality this box has! Thank for sharing this month at Rhedds Creative Spirit. Thanks, Brittany, DT

butterfly said...

What a wonderful storage box for all those special laces. Great colour and texture in your fabulous alteration. Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison x

Karen said...

Glad you used that your double box!! And I love the sewing box idea, so creative! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Melanie said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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