|what started out as a simple box and some cool scrappin'|
paper became the box for some interesting coasters...
|I was going for the antique-y look to go with some|
other boxes I have going on in the room...
|I added a key embellishment to compliment the key|
motif in one of the papers I chose. These cork 'coasters'
are really big stamps - at least they were by the other stencils and stamps...
|you've gotta love flowers and leaves :-)|
Also, I brushed on some gold leafing around the top edge.
|even the inside is fun; I used paper with an antique feel|
|the bottom - yep, it's me!|
A word about paper; I selected three 12x12 sheets that were closely related and making sure one had an accent color to make the project pop. Mindfully measure and cut carefully, and layout your design prior to gluing down (using the Collage Pauge). I found that using a sponge 'brush' gave a more even application than a brush, and no stray brush hairs in your finished project. Also, if doing a box shape, don't neglect your rotary cutter and cutting mat - these tools worked great to cut excess paper off the sides. Use a piece of fine grit sandpaper to marry edges together and then bust out your favorite corresponding ink pad and sponge dauber to give it a soft, aged look around the edges.
Tim Holtz has some incredibly cool feet that you can attach to a box such as this, but they were a whopping $7 (which is cheaper than I found them online) just for the feet. Well, that was out of my budget on this trip, but I can add them later, if I want.
Have you ever tried a decoupage project? I'd love to hear about it!