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« on: October 23, 2007 11:04:06 AM »

I made this box for the "Craft my Theme" swap.  My partner's theme was religious icons, and I wanted to make a box that was reminiscent of an old icon covered in layers and layers of varnish.  You can't tell in the picture, but I applied a bunch of layers of modge podge and left the brush strokes obvious.  This was my first decoupage project in years (since childhood, actually), so I didn't really expect it to turn out as I saw it in my head.  I was pleasantly surprised when I was actually really happy with the end result!

Top of the box, with reproductions of an icon and a piece of an illuminated manuscript (sorry for the low quality pictures; they were taken at night):

Inside (the inside and outside bottom are lined in felt):

Closeup of the inside icon:

I think I might need to make another one for myself!

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2007 11:41:09 AM »

I really like this, it does look aged! 
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2007 04:37:56 PM »

That is so cool! I am not religious, but (prepare for hypocrisy.irony) I love anything having to do with religious icons and the catholic church especially.

I have to say, my favorite part is the Gregorian chant behind the top picture. Once more, not religious, but gregorian chants have always just made me happy.

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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2007 02:55:26 AM »

You use great icons-great box of course
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2007 04:52:59 PM »

Very beautiful--it's very special really.

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