Sunday, 1 March 2009

Oriental Altered Cardboard Box

Since Thursday I have been busy altering a recycled cardboard box.

It has had several coats of black acrylic paint - each coat has to dry overnight.
The image I scanned from a calendar my daughter - in - law gave me. I printed it out and gave it several coats of clear embossing powder, before attaching it to the lid.

The Japanese calligraphy spells out the seasons - I stamped in gold and embossed it.

Finishing it off with ribbon glued all around the top.
I think I will hang on to this for a few weeks - as I rather like it - and I might do more on a similar theme.


Momiji said...

oh wow! I love it as you knew I would! lovely little laquered box and the image is just right..

Anonymous said...

its amazing what you can do with a plain old box isnt it - wonderful work as always Lottie x

June said...

Lottie its absolutely gorgeous. I love your design on this its superb
Hugs June xxx

Claireabelle said...

One word - STUNNING!

This is amazing, no wonder you dont want to let it go LOL

Queenly Things said...

It's stunning. Every time I come here to visit I learn new techniques.

Gillian said...

Lottie, this oozes Eastern Asia in every sense, ,love your altered box:)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your kind comments - very much appreciated

LazyKay said...

Perfect end result with the black and gold very fitting to the theme and great image you've chosen.