Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Pay It Forward

I'm really excited about how this project turned out. This was a labor of love. I know it looks pretty simple, but there were a lot of steps involved.

This box is for Julie , my first Pay it Forward victim-- and it was fun to make. I knew it was going to be good when she told me her favorite colors are Periwinkle and Rust. I love that color combination.

This box started with an unfinished craft wood box I purchased from Hobby Lobby.
1.Sand it lightly

2.Two light coats of craft paint

3.Sand it again
4.One to Two more coats of craft paint.

5.Stamp flower with Memories white dye ink (with clear stamps so that you can see where you are stamping!
6. Using a white craft paint, fill in flower. Let dry.
7. Stamp flower again with Versamark over white area. Also stamp create joy with Versamark.

8. Emboss with a rust color embossing powder.
9. Add rust paint and then clear dimensional adhesive to the flower's center. Add glitter before it dries.
10. Paint flower with a clear sparkly top coat and add more sparkle (I used Prisma Glitter)
11. I stopped and took pictures before I added the top coat of varnish* to avoid glare.
*I purchased varish in the same section as the craft paint at Michaels.
Both stamps by Hero Arts.
Have a blessed day! Look for something to appreciate today.


Brown English Muffin said...

I have to move to GA...1. I want to be able to hang out with Dawn, and 2. I want to take class from YOU!!

I love this little box and though the directions sound ok to follow I'd still need guidance!!!

Dot said...

Hi Jacki!

The box you created is just beautiful! I love the colors!

Have a wonderful day!

Dawn Bibbs said...

I'm sorry, did you say that YOU used a clear stamp...BECAUSE you can see where you're stamping? NAH! That's couldn't have been JACKI!!! :-) LOL (love ya!)

That little box is adorable! You did a great, very detailed job.

Thanks for sharing.

ethnicscrapbooking said...

fabulous, thanks for the step by step, would make a nice Mother's Day gift.

Juanita B said...

FABULOUS project, I'm sure the recipient will treasure it. I love the color combo and your work. TFS.

seamom said...

VERY nice! And now I have another new color combination!

Julie Koerber said...

Ah-ha! That's why you asked my fave colors. Even after getting the box - I still didn't figure it out! You rock! I love the box and all the other treasures! Take care! I also was going to comment on your darling snoopy cards! They brought a smile to my face!