Gorgeous, Pretty Ribbon Boxes!!

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I fell in love with a ribbon box that I saw at the Craft Barn, so credit for my inspiration goes to the clever cookie who made it and left it there to tempt me. The box base is made by Kaisercraft. I prepared the pieces be painting them with a couple of coats of white emulsion and then sanding them to ensure they were as smooth as possible. Then I used adirondack acrylic dabbers in Wild Plum and Purple Twilight to paint lovely strong colours onto all of the sides. The plain acrylic colours didn't look quite right so I have used Alchemy paint all over both boxes; the colour was whirlwind which is an interference colour that reminds me of dragonfly wings. I have used Iris Stazon ink to stamp some flourishes on one and floral flourishes and swirls on the other. The stamps are made by Technique Tuesday. The boxes are decorated inside and out. A butterfly and dragonfly stamp have also been used over each box. The flowers on the floral box now have stickled centres in a variety of colours. I have varnished the boxes with a spray on varnish. I am pleased with the finished boxes but not so with the photos. I need to be able to capture the iridescent finish properly, preferably with a letterbox lens....then I might get a photo I like.

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8 comments:

Paula said...

ooo it turned out really well...love the colour combination!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is stunning, Louise! Your Mum will love it. I think it was Isa Norris who made the one at the Craft Barn as I was admiring it too. I love the colours you have chosen, and the swirls and the white butterflies,

Lucy x

Sid said...

Really gorgeous, lovely colours, great stamping and what a fantastic gift to receive !

Effie said...

What a fab gift...great stamps and colour combo. a great excuse to buy more ribbon!

Hazel said...

This is gorgeous- great colours and beautiful stamping- love the butterflies!

Angelnorth said...

Oooh, don't these look lovely?! Love the graduated colour and the swirls and butterflies - beautiful stamping! I think iridescence or glitter is pretty much impossible to photograph - so much of the effect depends on movement and you can't get that in a still photo (ever notice how Sir Tim moves stuff around on his YouTube vids?)

craftytrog said...

Fabulous! Love the colours and stamps you used Louise! x

Minxy said...

WOW just stunning, lovely colour combo and gorgous stamps used too x