Monday, November 4, 2013

Card Box Top

About 3 years ago, I bought this white photo storage box at Hobby Lobby.  It is the perfect size for standard size cards so I keep some made up for birthdays, thank you's, etc.  At the time I tried to decorate it by stamping the top.  The slick surface didn't take to my dye ink at all.  Everything smeared.  Then, I'd never heard of gesso and didn't know what to do.  So I did the best thing I could think of - I procrastinated.

Finally, this weekend, I gesso, Mod Podged, and painted the top of this box.  The chipboard swirls are from Oriental Trading. I've had these for years to and have tried numerous times to fit them on a layout but they were just too big.  I'm glad they found a home.  They were covered with gesso, stamped with permanent black ink and then gone over again with a mixture of white paint and gel.  I put a final coat of Faber Castell glaze over the chipboard before gluing it on with Glossy Accents.

Some of the paint and stencils I used are products that just came in from Simon Says Stamp.  I was the lucky winner of a gift certificate and did my first order with them a few days ago.  The haul is covered in this video:

Lately I have an obsession with Mod Podge and paint.  I'm eyeing all kinds of things around the house that might need a little artistic touch.  The cat better not nap too long in one spot!  (Just kidding, Jasper)

Happy Monday!


  1. Love how this turned out, Lisa! I have a bunch of these boring black. Maybe it's time to make them pretty. :)

  2. Wow! Love the box top, Lisa. How about a process video on how you create one? I'd love to try it one of these days.

  3. Love the box top. And I always love to see what people buy! LOL. Especially loved the wood heart shapes. Would love to see more about using the canvas on scrapbook pages.


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