I've been creating but I feel like every project is an epic fail. Ugh. Maybe it's just because I'm tired but I like these projects well enough in person but they look terrible in pictures.
The box came from Goodwill. I covered it with buttons, a wood knob, and glitter/beads. It needs something.
My Aunt gave me some good suggestions I just haven't finished it yet.
My Mom gave me the tin. I bought the mini scrapbook years ago at Goodwill. My sister-in-law gave me the wood pieces. I just glued them on and put ribbon around the tin. I need to add some finishing touches and cut the ribbon down on the book.
This is completely finished. I'm happy with it. I used the metal flowers that I bought this weekend at a yard sale. I cut them apart and hot glued them onto the box. I added some beads. The ribbon around the box came from Hazel as part of the altered box of chocolates swap. The box came from salvation army. I got three boxes for $0.99. I painted it black and put some copper paint on the edges. This looks a lot better in person.
I bought the box at an estate sale for $0.25. I really like the box so I didn't want to cover up the pictures. I glued pearls (an old necklace from the same sale, $0.50) over the strings of pearls printed on the box. I also put some lace around the lid. The lid overlapped two much of the pictures on the side of the box so I added foam core blocks inside of the lid. I covered the inside of the box with sheet music.
I bought this plastic frame at a garage sale for $0.05. My Dad and step-Mom bought me a Harper's Bazar book for Christmas. It has 1000 illustrations from Harper's Bazar (1867-1898). So, I made a copy of one of the pages and glued it on to a cardboard backing. Then I inked the paper with brown and green ink. I also rubbed some white paint here and there. I glued postcards from Charlton Park onto the paper after cutting the oval, distressing, and inking the cards. I watched a few projects on You Tube lately where ladies have melted bees wax onto canvas projects. Bees wax is expensive so I decided to use paraffin wax. I already have some wax. We made candles for Christmas gifts last year. I colored the wax with old broken crayons. I had some brown wax left over. So, I melted that over the paper and cards. Then I made the flowers using a Deed to Statue of Liberty I bought at the Charlton Park gift shop at least five years ago. I cut the flowers on my Aunt's cricut. I layered and waxed the flowers then glued them on with buttons glued on the center. I LOVE the flowers. The project as a whole is lacking something but it was my first try. I will try again. I already know a few things that I will do differently.
I have two other projects that I recently finished. When I remember to take pictures I will share those too. They turned out much better. Why didn't I take pictures of those? I don't know. :)
I hope everyone is having a great week!