Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Alter a shoe box!

This week for the Try it on Tuesday Challenge we've chosen the theme of altering a shoe box. The challenge this week is sponsored by the Craft Barn so well worth entering I think you'll agree.

I decided to try out a technique we did at Sheena Douglass's workshop back in November. It's creating a crackle aged effect using PVA glue and emulsion paint.

I diluted the PVA glue, 3 parts glue to 1 part water (roughly!) and painted it onto the box, a section at a time then painted on the emulsion keeping the strokes going in one direction. I then heated it with my heat gun and as if by magic the cracks appeared. I scored two lines across the lid of the box and cut down the sides then fastened the the side sections to the box base. There you have it a hinged lid.  I decorated the box using a 99p stencil I picked up on my travels and distress inks. I think this box will be home to some of my lace and ribbons. Please note that I said SOME!
Well hope you will pop over to the TioT  challenge blog to check out the DT fantastic creation and don't forget when you enter the challenge to include a link to the Craft Barn to be in with a chance of winning their fabulous prize.
Have a good day everyone.
Hugs, Pat xx


  1. oh Wow Pat .. this is fabulous.. i love it .. it reminds me of my Aunts sewing box which i used to play with for hours when i was little
    Lisa ;)

  2. Wowser Pat it's fabulous love it
    Anne xx

  3. Wow Pat this looks fabulous. Would never guessed what it started life as. Lovely stencil design too. If your anything like me with ribbon you may have to made a dozen or so more lol!!!!
    Lyndsey xx

  4. Wow! Pat, you box is awesome, I love the crackle effect, must get round to trying it, love it. Hugs Caz

  5. Pat this is stunning! I love it! you should put it on the craft stamper gallery too xx Really wonderful x Thanks for rising to the challenge again teamie xx Janet
    PS did you check out last weeks TIOT comments - there was one especially for you x

  6. Pats its a gorgeous box, a perfect place to find lace and ribbons. xx

  7. This is amazing Pat,but i suspect you wont fit ALL your lace in lol,it is so clever, luv Georginaxx

  8. Hi Pat, Wow this is stunning! I'm new to the blog world and have become a follower. Please feel free to come and visit my blog.

    Diane xx

  9. Wow Pat this is amazing, it is such a fantastic idea I just love it.

    Pam xx


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