24 May 2015

Mixed media Altered box + Short Tutorial





Hello friends ! I have a altered box with some pretty colors to share Today . My blog has been inactive for soo long , a picture heavy post with a tutorial to compensate it :D ! Lets start,
Step1.Take a plain packaging box ,give a base coat ,mine was already white.
Step2.Adhere paper doily for texture.
Step3.A coat of gesso to give tooth for colors.

Steps to create Mixed media box
Step4.Add some texture paste through stencil.
Step5.Add colors of you choice.I have used distress inks .
The base is ready. Time to embellish it !

handmade embellishments
Handmade roses,handcut birds coated with Crushed Velvet flock,branches made using jewelry wire n masking tape.Eiffel tower and leaves are diecuts.
Box front
Used diecut butterfly coated it with green Crushed Velvet flock and layered it on handcut ticket frame ,some glitter on it.


Layers burlap and corrugated hearts ,used old key and handwritten words "Love is key to happiness" 

Handcut butterflies + Crushed Velvet flock and handwritten words.

Box side
Kept the top very simple.

Box Top

I hope you liked the tutorial .

Supplies used:
Distress Inks : Salty oceans,evergreen bough,Peacock feathers.
Memento ink: lilac poisies,Grape jelly,
Diecut Eiffel tower &  Butterfly Sindhu's RAK
Diecut leaves : Dr.Sonia's RAK
Doodlebug Crushed Velvet flock

Linking It to :
Create Something Catchy : #14 Picure inspiration + Mixed media
http://catchychallenges.blogspot.in/2015/05/cscc-14-mixed-media.html

Lulupu : #49 Feminine -use wings and color palette (I used almost all colors)
http://lulupu.blogspot.in/2015/05/lulupu-challenge-49-use-wings-and-color.html

Beyond Grey Challenges : #68 Make your own embellishments.
Make My Monday : Things with Wings
Altered Eclectics : May Challenge

36 comments:

  1. Hey Pooja! How do u recycle in the most out -of-the-world way is magic in itself! Loved the mixed media you have created and those cute little birds. The colors used are gorgeous too!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Suchi xx

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  2. Fantastic!! I absolutely love it! The colors are so bright and rainbow colored - cheers up anyone! And thanks for the tutorial. The step by step process actually shows how much effort and time you need to put into it! Wonderful!
    (from experimentswithcardmakingetc.wordpress.com)

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  3. Love the mixed media box and textures.. and your handmade embellishments are so beautiful Pooja. . :)

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  4. This is fabulous, wowsers! Love all the wonderful pastels you used, what a bright and cheery box! So many amazing spring elements, birds and butterflies...oh what a delicious project you made! Love it! hugs :)

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  5. beautiful this is with lovely colors Pooja !! love the birds and the butterflies !!

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  6. I have no reason NOT to love it! This is so cheerful and lively! Absolutely shabby chic!

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  7. Absolutely love your Altered box Pooja ..what a beautiful way to upcycle ..love the layers and colors and your handmade flowers especially ..so gorgeous ..Thanks for sharing the step by step :)

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  8. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love how you've decorated it!! It looks amazing!! The embellishments are fabulous!! And awesome tutorial, too!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  9. absolutely gorgeous!! the handmade embellishments are awesome!!

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  10. SO pretty, I just love those cute little birds too. Gorgeous creation, thank you for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.

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  11. Lovely to see you back! Missed your posts:) Loooove this...those felt butterflies are really beautiful & the box decorations stunning:) Gorgeousness all round:):)

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  12. Absolutely love ur altered MM box...lovely detailing!!

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  13. Beautiful upcycling, Pooja. Love the spring colours and all those handmade and handcut embellishments.

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  14. What a wonderful mixed media box! Gorgeous on all sides!

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  15. Such a beautiful box - a work of art!

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  16. Fab Mixed Media work n Beautifully embellished ..love the refreshing colors n use of velvet flock !!

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  17. What a makeover! The box is beautiful and such lovely colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics.

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  18. Beautiful!!! Just dang gorgeous!! This looks like a lot of time and effort went into making it.

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  19. This is so beautiful! I love all the lovely little details you put into this :)

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  20. Wonderful creation Pooja. Beautiful embellishments!! :)

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  21. Super colors & textures Pooja! Loved how you put up the tutorial! Thank you for sharing with us at Lulupu Challenge#49. Good luck!

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  22. Thank you for joining us at MMM with this gorgeous, altered box, so pretty.
    Suzi B DT x

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  23. Superb mixed media work Pooja... As always I love your embellishments ... The flowers, birds , butterflies are looking cute.... Thank you for joining us at CSCC #14... All the best....

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  24. What a fabulous gift box that can be used for storing goodies afterward! Pooja, a great tutorial, and an even more wonderful design with your beautiful watercolor bright colors, and pretty textures. I love this idea!

    I am beginning to feel a little better. Still difficult to use my fingers, as my hand-eye coordination is very poor, and the fatigue is exhausting! LOL But I can sit up now for brief periods of time, and enjoy doing some things around the house. I have missed you and your pretty cards very much. love, de

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  25. Very beautiful! Love all the layers and the little details! Thanks for joining us at CSCC #14!

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  26. Gosh...this is soooooo pretty! I love the vibrant colours and those cute birdies! :)

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  27. Awesome as always.. ;)
    Thank you so much for joining the fun at CSCC#14. Good luck.. :)

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  28. What a great recycled box - your self made roses are fabulous!

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  29. WOW the roses and the birds are super super stunning
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  30. beautiful box.. Loved the textures on it :)

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  31. Wonderful texture, mixed media and colors.

    Hugs Diane

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  32. It's beautiful! I like textures and colours!
    Thank you for playing along at BGC!

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  33. What a wonderful project, Pooja!! It's gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing how you did it!! Hugs, Darnell

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  34. Liked it!! Beautiful! Thanks for playing with CSCC # 14. Good luck. :)

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  35. What a transformation?!! I love all the fabulous details that you put into this box :)

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  36. Lovely flowers pooja !
    Great transformation
    Thank you for playing along at BGC!

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