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« on: May 03, 2013 04:48:06 PM »

So, I had a little cardboard jewelry box and decided to cover it with this beautiful blue tissue paper and embellish it.   So I did.



Then, I decided to add these fellas.  They're so cute!  I made them stick off the collaged background a bit.  And I started thinking they seemed self-involved and maybe a little preen-y, so I made them a foil mirror on the inside of the top so they could look into it and at themselves all the time.  The tag reads "smitten" at the bottom.  I also added some little corner pieces to give it more dimension.  I'm not sure it was successful, but hey, I tried!



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My attempt to add items and create a "scene" is just sad.  But I love the little box!

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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013 04:57:48 PM »

Can't have too many dandies!  Very nice. I love that you gave them a mirror.  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2013 05:20:28 PM »

I love it!

I have a question! I have lots of little box-y type things I'd like to cover. Is covering them with tissue paper pretty easy? I feel like I'm going to stumble using regular scrapbook-y paper so using tissue paper sounds like it might be a good option for me... I'm wondering how you found it to work out.
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013 06:16:18 PM »

Well I think that's just great. I love the mirror, those men are just dandy too.
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2013 08:29:08 PM »

I love it!

I have a question! I have lots of little box-y type things I'd like to cover. Is covering them with tissue paper pretty easy? I feel like I'm going to stumble using regular scrapbook-y paper so using tissue paper sounds like it might be a good option for me... I'm wondering how you found it to work out.

I find it quite easy to work with, with some care.  I love that layering it makes it behave much like watercolors - either deepening shades or creating new ones.  I typically thin out my glue.  The wetter it is, the more likely you are to tear the paper so I try to find a balance.  I also use a stiff brush to apply the glue and then flatten the paper with gentle strokes.  A little experimentation is the thing.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2013 06:38:00 AM »

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