My Take on the Challenge!

Well, I finally completed my take on Virginia’s January challenge.  I used Graphic 45‘s “A Ladies’ Diary” for making my box.  I just love “A Ladies’ Diary”!  Such beautiful papers.  I love vintage ladies, and I love pink!  What could be better!  I used a plain mache box from Michaels.  What do you think?

I really do love how it turned out!  What an interesting technique using the spackling and Mod Podge!  It did take a while to dry, though.  I first decided on an image that I was going to use on the lid.  I was going to cover the rest of the box in paper, but after I started putting the paste on the lid, I decided to use the paste all over!  I stuck some large white pearly beads into the paste on the corners of the lid.  Then I found a necklace with loose small pearls.  I took the necklace apart and stuck the pearls along the lid.

 I stuck the image on with Mod Podge.  I then found an old broach in my stash that just looked awesome when I placed it on the box.  I found some pretty grey small roses, and some white flowers that just make this lid pop!

Voila!  Isn’t this just gorgeous!  I wasn’t sure about this paste stuff at first, but I really love how it turned out!

You can see the texture in this photo.  If you look at the bottom of this picture you can see one of the beads I stuck in the paste on the bottom to give the box some legs.  Those bottom beads were a bright orange until I covered them in white paint.  Amazing what a little paint (and spackling) can do!  I sprayed it with some Glimmer Mists, and added some Maya Road rosette ribbon.

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