Monday, June 11, 2012

Earring Box Becomes Business Card Holder

Fun, Fun, Fun!
That's all I have to say about this project...
 It started out like this
 And evolved to this by covering the exterior of the box parts with My Mind's Eye paper (Portobello Road and Market Street)with Mod Podge and then lining the insides with Mod Podge and tissue paper.  I then used the Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint Resist Technique found here.
 I used Picket Fence Crackle Paint for the first layer.  Then inked with TH Vintage Photo and as I only have 2 distress inks, I substituted the process with Stampin' Up Ink using Old Olive, Brocade Blue and More Mustard and then applied over all of that, more Vintage Photo DI.
 Then using Stazon Ink I stamped into the top and bottom sections using Stampin' Ups! Established Elegance stamps.  Once this was done, I completed the TH technique by spritzing it all with water and wiping it down exposing the crackles and absorbed ink inside.  The edges of the boxes were also touched up with the assorted colors as well.
 Now for the embellishing part.  The front flourish and the little angel were both gold and way to bright so I've pressed them into Versamark and applied Opaque Finish embossing powder.  A light sanding over the top of them and then a coat of Vintage Distress Ink to complete their look.

The wings I designed out of  Sculpey clay then baked them in the oven at 275 degrees for 15 minutes.  I've distressed them with Vintage DI, spritzed them with water and then sporadically sprinkled more Opaque Finish embossing powder to them.
The final step was gluing on the little wooden knobs for feet.

Finally I measured a faux business card to sit inside as an example.
I really hope you like this project and decide to save ALL those jewelry boxes!!

Thank you so much for stopping in to visit...
Have a great one.
Hugs n' Happy Crafting,
Lisa xx

Challenges I would love to enter this project in:
Our Creative Corner - Favorite Tim Holtz Technique (I apologize for not using only Tim Holtz products, but I did apply the technique just the same. Hope that's okay!)
Recycle, Re-purpose, and Re-Invent - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - No Cards, Tags or ATC's

42 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Quirks
Wonderful 'over the top and ridiculously excessive, it is a gargantuan project, and I really don't care one little bit that you did not use TH inks, the upshot is that you have made a fantastic piece of work from a mere box, it is impressive with it's oversized elements and texture; nobody would call it dainty!
It is very funky Quirks, but amazing as well.
Thank you so much for joining us this week again; you are a wonderful supporter of our Challenges at OCC we really do appreciate this very much.
Smiles:)
Sue

Tracy said...

Another amazingly inventive project from the crafty mind of Lisa Minckler. LOL That was my infomercial voice in case you didn't catch that. ;-)
You really have a gift for turning trash into treasure. I have tons of jewelry boxes around here and have played around a bit with the clay but not to this extent. I'd like to find some molds I really like. Your wings look great and I love how you toned down the angel and flourish so they match so well. Awesome project T! Hugs! H

Papercraft By Carole said...

I love this. I think the wings on the sides are brilliant. What a great way to transform your humble earring box!! I keep hearing about Mod Podge - really must get some to play with!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time!! Cxx

cebelica said...

Oh wow, this looks amazing! Hugs! xx

Sandy said...

Love all the elements that you added to make a drab jewellery box into something so fantastic.. Don't you just love the crackle distress effect and it is done so well here by you. Sandy :)

Alyce said...

WOW LISA!!! Wow!!! Look at that before shot and then the after - incredible!! This is such an amazing project I couldn't believe what the box first looked like. Great techniques and I would love a little box like this! :)

chrissy xx said...

WoW!
Stunning...
Chrissyxx

Shahrul Niza said...

I'm bowing now, Lisa!!!. This is way over the top FABULOUS upcycle project!! Gorgeous colors, and LOVE the angel who guards the cards :). Lisa, you are unbelievable!. Tim Holtz himself wouldn't mind it. :))

Lisa S. said...

You truly never cease to amaze me and you have my mind whirling with ideas L2. The many steps it took to create this is so worth it and I'm putting this on my To Do list {it's growing longer every day thanks to you ;)}.I love, love, love those sculpted wings and that sweet little cherub. Cool techniques and great dp's came together in the most fabulous way!
Kudos to you my friend,
L1

Paula said...

This box is amazing all the different techniques and work that you have put in. It is beautiful. Thank you for sharing how you made it too. Thanks for joining us at Recycle,Re-purpose and Re-invent Please come back and join us again
Paula DT

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW what a transformation-- so unique!!

Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Lori said...

Fun, fun, fun - I'll say!!! First of all what a fantastic idea with a plain ole' box... And then the distressing technique and the wings and the angel... Love all of it!!! So glad you linked this up at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent...

Mitra Pratt said...

I HAD to hold my chin up so I wouldn't drool the whole way through your post. SERIOUSLY COOL.

And then I watched part of that video you posted until I felt all twitchy to go buy some Tim Holtz...so turned that off in a hurry, LOL!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that box of yours!!!!

Mary J said...

Magnificent, Lisa! Wow, I can't believe how you turned that boring old box into this fabulous piece of art!!

Nicecrane Designs said...

What a amazing creativity ,,,OMG,,, love the vintage style,,,,,,,very well done

baileyrosy said...

hi Lisa, what an absolutely outrageously gorgeous make over. stunning ! Love the wings and this beautifully decandant piece of art. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck.

Marie

Dawn said...

This project is truly awesome!! I love all the elements, especially your wings. Great distressing and love the use of those stamps too. Who knew SU could be so grungy?! Amazing project.

Hugs, Dawn

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is a fabulous box....an amazing transformation...great job...hope you have a super week!

enjoy *~*

Sandy said...

Wow, who knew that the lowly jewellery box could look so fabulous. Just amazing!!!
Thought I would share the recipe for the dumplings on here - so if anyone else wants to try it they are welcome to.
CaramelDumplings - Serves 4
Dumpling ingredients
1 1/4 cup Self Raising Flour
1/3 cup sugar
pinch salt,
1 tspn vanilla essence
30g (1 oz) butter
1/3 cup milk ( you may have to add a splash more)
Sift flour and salt, rub in butter, add sugar. Add combined milk and vanilla. Stir well until combined.
Sauce - Combine 30g (1 oz) butter, 1 1/2 cups Brown sugar (firmly packed), pinch salt, 1 1/2 cups water in a large saucepan, stir until boiling reduce heat.
Drop tablespoons of dough into simmering sauce, cover, simmer 20 minutes.
Serve warm with cream. You can whip the cream if you want.
It is very sweet so you don't need huge serves.
Hope you enjoy it,
Sandy

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Pia S said...

What a transformation! Love the crackled look, and the wings are just fab!

Pia S said...

What a transformation! Love the crackled look, and the wings are just fab!

Dora said...

O wow wow Lisa this is absolutely awesome.. no one would ever have though how simple that box was if you hadn't showed the before .. you're so creative, love it xxx

Anita Houston said...

FABULOUS ALTERATIONS!!!! Truly fabulous! Love that you have submitted this to OCC...GOOD LUCK!!! Those wings have my heart!!!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Lisa: This is absolutely brilliant; not to mention - OH SO beautiful! You really got creative on this, and it turned out just stunning. I have learned to work with the Mod Podge, and it really is a great product. I've altered boxes, but not like this. You've inspired me.
I'd like to invite you to play along at Word Art Wednesday (www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com) Your art would be such a tremendous blessing to us. Hope you will stop by and check us out. THanks so much for visiting my blog today. I really love your work.
Blessings,
Karen L
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

www.wordartwednesdsay.blogspot.com

Margaret said...

If you had not shown the before pictures, I would have never guessed that your gorgeous creation started out as such a lowly box! This is beautiful and I love that it is also such a functional piece for promoting your artwork as well! Love the decorative piece on the front of the box! Thanks for inspiring all of us to create without boundaries!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Amazing work, Lisa! This box turned out way cool. I'm a huge fan of crackle paint and just love how you have used it here with the resist technique. Great job on altering the embellishments and I'm just ga-ga over those wings. And your business cards look pretty awesome too! So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

Jeanne J said...

This is amazing. It is like a magic trick - watch me turn this new cardboard box into a vintage one of a kind treasure! I can't believe it is the same box! Tim Holtz would be in awe of you girl! I'm still scratching my head like "how'd she do that?" On my first glimpse I thought it was a treasure you found in an antique shop - AMAZING!

Cheryl said...

This is so clever! I love the way it looks with all the fun details. Who would have thought something so lovely could be made out of such a plain box. Beautiful work!

Shelby said...

So cool! And when I grown up to have a creative brain, it's going to be like Dory Bird's. Love it girl!

Shelby

Chrissy said...

This is gorgeous Lisa,so much work, and so worth it.I love the knobs for feet, the gorgeous wings and all the other details....fabulous.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Bea und Doreen said...

wow, this box is gorgeous. Love it.
Many thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week
Hugs
Doreen

J said...

This is such intricate work! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers...

Jackie

stampingville said...

Holy WOW!! This is stunning. I've got a box or two around that I am inspired to "dress up", although I doubt they will end up looking this gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
p.s. I'm Out & About on a Moxie Fab World Mission. So glad I was lucky enough to land here!!

Jack said...

Brilliant little box. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Feebsy said...

Wow what an amazing project I would never have guessed how the box started life! Thanks for the tutorial it's very informative.

Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Feebsy
xx

Irina said...

Lisa, it's fantastic! Brilliant idea and execution!

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... what a fantastic creation with amazing detail!
Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner!!!

Plastic Card said...

That's what i called creativity,no one never ever think that earring box could be converted into attractive and charming plastic card holders...

Chris / CS Designs said...

Lisa, Oh Wow!, I absolutely love this piece. Great techniques some of it looks almost like stone. Thank you for sharing this with us on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Reinvent. It was a pleasure to come and see this.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Sandy said...

How very clever you are! A very artsy piece that would look wonderful anywhere = with or without cards!
sandy

Hank hendricks said...

This is amazing box in all different technique and work you put in..I might need it when i receive Order Business Cards.