Thursday, May 07, 2009

A box full of Angels

So what did I find at the carboot on Monday? Boxes!! lots of them and they inspired me to make this. I love houses and miniatures and this just fits the bill, a sort of Angel Condo - lol I bought the charms and was wondering what to do with them and they are just a perfect size for this little unit. Think it was for thimbles in a previous life.

Here's what I used to make this - Papers are from Crafty Individuals (Italy book and Christmas for the Angels) , Charms (from Ebay) Acrylic paint, pearliser and gesso, Grungeboard, metal embellishments, mica powders, distress paints, Strong clear glue, Cuttlebug and glossy accents.

I started by rubbing it over with fine sandpaper and painting with Gesso to make a base for the paint then I used several colours mixed with pearliser and painted it all over.I cut paper to fit in each segment for the back, top and sides and glued it in place. Then I added the charms and a layer of glossy accents to cover and left it to dryThe glossy accents are not quite dry here it will be totally clear when it is but I have no patience!I cut doors from Patterned Grungeboard and rubbed over with distress inks then added several colours of mica powder to give it a sheen. I did the same with the wings (these were Cuttlebugged), butterflies and the hinges too. I coloured the closure clasp with permanent marker and used brads to attach to the doors. The hinges are glued on for strength, the gemstone brads are just for decoration. A dragonfly was rubbed with versamark and some more mica powder and an angel on the top were added and thats about it.

Now I wonder what these will be????? Not bad for 50p each I love carboting you can get some real bargains if you think "outside of the box" excuse the pun LOL


  1. Beautiful Sandra really really beautiful love the pearlised paint too

    liz x

  2. Beautiful!!!!!!!! You don't a wonder artsy job!! I love iT!!!tfs. Dawn


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