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Topic: "Tattoo My Heart" Matchbox Shrine  (Read 10479 times)
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2010 12:05:42 PM »

oh wow, I love this! i have a silly question... do you wait to use the matchbox until the matches are all gone or do you put away the matches to use the box? Wink

This is just the inspiration I've been looking for! For valentine's day, I mean. I'm trying to make small gifts for my boyfriend (a flipbook, deck of cards w/ reasons why i love him, etc) to take to work on the rig and this will just add to what I've been wanting to use - photos! thanks a ton!!
Acutally I had to beg a matchbox from my Mom because I didn't have any! She just happened to have one that only had 2 matches in it and she put them into another box so I could have this one.  Cheesy
I'm glad I am able to inspire people!

Well now I'm debating on buying one or just making one. I'll probably buy one. How did you get the brown paper inside to look vintage-y? Is it just how it looks or did you alter the paper? Sorry about the unusual questinos... I've just never made anything like this.
The inside paper actually started out white! The coloring is from my aging process which I'm sure can be done a million different ways. I crumpled the paper, ran a brown chalk pastel over it after I had flattened it out so the pastel highlights the wrinkles. Then it gets a bath in some strong tea and then ironed out flat to set the stain. I do this as many times as I feel like. Then I painted on some gold paint and dried with the heat gun. Another crumple and another rub with the pastel. Maybe another tea stain. Just depends on how grubby you want. My final step is to run my brown ink pad over it. Sometimes I run the gold ink pad on it too. If you look up distressing paper you will find tutes on how to do it. I just make it up as I go along.  Cheesy

Thanks Racky! I'm glad everyone seems to agree it isn't too mushy!

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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2010 12:53:41 PM »

Thats so sweet! I love it.

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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2010 02:09:29 PM »

That is so wonderful. It has a masculine feel too so it is perfect for giving to a husband.

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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2010 07:48:46 PM »

That pull out is amazing!

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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2010 08:02:56 PM »

I agree...the pull-out tab is genius.
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« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2010 06:43:56 AM »

The booklet is adorable!

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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2010 04:57:44 PM »

This is so nice! I love the little fold-out picture album. This will make an AWESOME Valentine's Day gift!

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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2010 07:01:43 PM »

I like that you can open it up to show special pictures.  Smiley I love the coloring as well, if I had a significant other I'd be borrowing your idea

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« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2010 06:27:28 PM »

Your husband will definitely love this! The pull out is perfect and I love the tattoo theme.

« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2010 01:07:12 PM »

Beautiful! Love the grungy look to it. Smiley
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