boxes shown here were made with a variety of techniques.
1 - The small blue and white box in the
foreground was made from book board and covered with handmade paper. The
box contains a matching covered accordion book, which is a small photo
2 - The rust colored box was purchased
at a craft store, covered with paper and rubber stamped images. The legs
of the box are wooden butter churns (used for doll houses) glued to the
bottom of the box with PVA glue.
3 - The white and blue box in the
foreground was an old cigar box covered with handmade paper.
4 and 5 - Handmade boxes, covered and collaged, filled with personal
6. Outside and inside - This was made from a
wooden key box that was covered with paper. That's right
paper, it was not painted with crackle paint. I added gold leaf, Tiny Words, and vintage
looking postcards and letters. The center was created with rubber stamps and charms.
I painted small tags and attached to the door knob with fine gold wire.
The inside of the door was also covered with paper, fiber, and
stamps. The initial "T" is a wooden letter that I painted,
gold leafed and then applied a thick embossing powder. I think
the inside of boxes should be as pretty as the outside.