Gift Box – Kristy Abela

Hi All…

I have my inspiration post for you all to try out. This time round I altered a box. 
This one is super special as it will eventually be gifted. In the collage are secret pieces that relate to the recipient. 
I hope she likes it and I hope you do too. 
There’s nothing better than making intimate gifts for loved ones, don’t you agree?
This was tricky because I tried my hand at resin pouring and made my own embellishments from moulds.  The face, rose and leaves as well as the mechanical stars were all a part of this process.
I used waxes to colour this project. I wanted to leave as much of the colour as I could so I used beads and Prills to add some accents.  
I layered some paper on a box I held onto to alter. I have had this paper in my stash for ages so I thought it was time to play. I added a base and some torn corners and placed a little lace in between to add to soften the look. 
Using my Dusty Attic Stencil – Leaves #2 I added some texture to the front. 
I grabbed a selection of Dusty Attic Chipboard to use as my Matt for my collage. I gave them am light coat with gesso and selected some other embellishments to add colour. 
I chose to keep the colour simple, a naturally vintage inspiration. I used some beads and Prills to finish off the piece and highlight the peaks and troughs. 

Check out the close up below!
Here is a list of the Chippies I used and links to the site if you like the selection.
Abela Artistry

Kristy – Abela Artistry