Thursday 22 January 2009

Altered Match Box

This is my first attempt at altering a little match box - this one is using Tim Holtz techniques.

It took three hours to alter this morning between phone calls.

I inked a piece of paper with a sponge dabber, in a soft lime colour, then with pale brown.

Cut out a piece of it to cover the match box, and then using an ink pad, brushed all the edges with brown ink to give it a bit of character and to emphasize all the straight edges.

I cut a long piece of the inked paper to make into a mini - book for the top of the matchbox.

One side I stamped the TH stamp 'Believe' in brown and embossed it with clear powder.

Then stamped scrolls in gold and embossed with gold to make it rich looking.

The other side of the 'book' has TH quote stamped in brown and again embossed with clear. More scrolls, and gold embossing around

I cut some more of the paper for each end of the 'drawer' and stamped scroll patterns and embossed with gold. Inside the 'drawer' is lined with gold paper - and bubbled up slightly to make it look like gold material

Then to finish it off - it is tied up with gold cord.


Moira said...

This is lovely Lottie, I have acquired some match boxes and plan to alter my first one soon.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

oooooooooo how rich this looks. Excellent photos too. Great idea having the book ontop allowing you to use a larger stamp. Love it.

Anonymous said...

oh wow this gorgeous sweetie - I think this to date is your best piece ever...have to agree with Jo,as it does look very rich indeed.

Anonymous said...

Love the richness - great colours and SO neat - no wonder it took a while to do but well worth it.


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