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Clifton Park, New York, United States
I am a devoted wife, mother of 3 beautiful children. My attitude is be positive and those around you will benefit from it.

Monday, May 14, 2012

A keepsake box

Hi all,

I wanted to make a special box for my daughter for this Mother's Day.  She is expecting a little girl and I wanted to make her something that she could keep small treasures in (i.e., baby bracelet, first lock of hair, etc.).  I started out with a paper mache box and painted it with acrylic paint.  Used a vintage image from The Graphics Fairy.  Trim was lace purchased at JoAnn and Prima.  Findings were from recollections.  

I used modge podge on the colored side of the image (printed from a color laser) and placed it on the painted box, waited for it to dry and then moistened the paper to reveal the image.  I stamped Treasures on the side (Tim Holtz distress inks), gave the butterfly the little girl is holding a little dab of stickles and sealed it with modge podge. Easy.