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Topic: Tiny whimsical celestial theme trinket boxes. ^^  (Read 1789 times)
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MahonAzul
« on: August 18, 2007 01:37:28 AM »

This is my first post after my introductory post, hope I don't break rules or something.  

I really needed a place to store my stud earrings.  I have this huge beautiful jewelry box, but since it had no compartments, I kept loosing my stuff.  After loosing another pair of earrings, I decided I'd had enough.



I went to the store and bought these tiny cardboard paper boxes at 99 cents each and set to work.


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After deciding on a simple celestial theme, I began by hand drawing some simple shapes.


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Then I painted them in using undiluted water colors.  I'm sure other types of  paints would work better but these are the only ones I own.  At first I tried using the paints with a bit of water but the paper just soaked everything up and made a mess, so no water it was.  After the paint dried, I gave the boxes two thick coats of Mod Podge which really made the boxes a lot stronger.


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And here's the end result.


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The sun:  

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The moon:

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The stars:

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And a comet:

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Thanks for looking! ^^
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tilda
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2007 07:34:10 AM »

Hi
Great idea, and nice work.
Tilda
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2007 09:01:27 AM »

Your title made me look... Tiny whimsical celestial theme trinket boxes?... I have to see these... They're excellent!
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2007 05:56:34 PM »

I liked the sun the best.  Smiley I'm impressed at how vibrant they came out using watercolors. Very nice!
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MahonAzul
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2007 06:59:45 AM »

Yay! ^^  I'm so glad you liked!

I think the colors came out so vibrant because the paints were so thick.  When I use them with water, the colors aren't more than 'meh'.  I'm afraid I'm running out of white though.  (._.)
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2007 06:51:08 PM »

Ooh, I love those. I'd definitely make something like that for my jewelry. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2007 11:25:20 PM »

I am in love. so very pretty.
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