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parisgirl
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« on: April 11, 2010 04:18:48 PM »

I made this box for my partner in the Alice in Wonderland Swap.  

I'm including photos for the process of getting this damaged diamond look.  I started with a pine box from Michaels.  I taped the area where the top and bottom meet when closed and then I painted a layer of white gesso.







Next I rubbed the outside of the box with black acrylic paint and a cotton ball.  After that dries I then use a flat craft stick to smear gold acrylic paint.  My paint is very old and clumpy but it works really well when used like this.





Next I used gold pearl ex powder



Then I found spots that looked grey not black or gold so I painted (using a brush this time red paint and after this layered was dry.  I mixed black and red together to make a crimson color.  I put down my diamond stencil and covered the stencil with crimson.





After removing the stencil I take a rubber stamp covered lightly with gold paint and lay it gently on top.  if there isn't a clean image that's okay.  After this has dried I sand the whole thing very gently.





Lastly I use a layer of brown watercolor paint to add an antique look where paint is removed down to the first layer of gesso.  





Before adding the letters with tacky tape and the sticker of the key hole I let the box set overnight and dust the top with a clean cloth.

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To see the inside visit the paper craft thread:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=344136.0

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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2010 07:07:21 PM »

Wow, this is absolutely beautiful! Your swap partner will be dead chuffed when they get their gift. Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2010 10:10:34 PM »

Thank you for showing your painting process! It is really nice!
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2010 05:35:09 PM »

Oh that is gorgeous.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2010 01:51:47 PM »

That's awesome! I like the way the lettering looks sort of new on top of the 'damaged' surface. =]
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2010 01:55:30 PM »

I love your box and technique. It's so amazing. Nice work.
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2010 05:05:59 AM »

WOW! this is so beautiful, totally getting wisted! you can tell you put a lot of hard work into it. followed the link to the inside and I love the blocks inside, I don't think it makes the box look smaller at all!
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2010 02:43:36 PM »

This is really lovely!
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2012 04:42:42 AM »

well done, you did a great job, i like it.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2012 05:36:08 PM »

Nice! I really like the lettering and keyhole details.
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