Sunday, 1 May 2011

Ezee Pzee Design Team Project Reveal

This month's project is a little jewel box. I decided to keep mine fairly simple, partly because it seems like every thing I touch lately goes awry.

I had some woodgrain paper in my stash and covered the outside with it. After attaching it to the pieces I stained it with some dark stain and rubbed it off, then added some varnish over the top.

In the April kit there were some nice border pieces, a flourish and a lovely filigree heart, and I thought I would use them on the box.

I covered them with some foiling glue and when it dried I added variegatd metal leafing on the heart and the flourish, and on the other pieces a mixture of several colours of leafing. For the lid I added a mixture on some metal corner pieces from my stash.

I placed some little sticker pieces on the lid to simulate nail heads, and added some little metal rose beads to complete the heart and the flourish.

The inside was covered with velvet paper and the inside lid with holographic paper.

I was striving for the look of an old jewellery box which had been handed down through a family and had some little flaws on it after years of wear.





8 comments:

Vicki said...

I love the swirls

Dana said...

Love the metal-leaf on the pieces - I'll have to try that myself some day!

Shelley said...

I love the finish on the heart & flourishes ... very pretty!

Kathy said...

I love the wood grain. It is so close to my heart. I love the metal leafs too! The inside of the box is so unique. The corners are amazing. Thanks so much Rena for making my day with this! I have the best design team ever!!

Missusg said...

i agree on the finish on the heart and flourishes!!
great little keepsake!!

Kelsey said...

Love your work! The heart on top is so pretty!

Megan said...

Very nice!

June said...

This is lovely. Thank you for the info you provided me about golf leafing. I'll be giving it a try very soon.