Friday, March 9, 2012



I love creating mixed media art projects. I created this box art using a little wooden box from Michael's. I applied a coat of Gesso and then a coat of white acrylic paint inside and out. I used gel medium to apply a music background on the top of the box. The triangle sides were embellished with decorative tape in black and white with French writing (Tim Holtz). I applied cotton lace trim around the sides of the box lid. Tip: Apply vellum tape (or your choice of double sided tape) to your lace or ribbon trims prior to using them, to give a more professional look when applying. It is much easier to work with this way as well. The image I selected for this altered box is one from Paper Whimsey. I have framed it with a frame from Martha Stewart and embellished with pink paper roses and glittered hearts. Hope you like it. Hugs, Gayle.

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Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

SO beautiful, Gayle! Such a lovely blog ~ I'm now a follower!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous share for this week. Happy Pink Saturday.

Come and have some of our Cake Pops

Love Of Quilts said...

What pretty embellishment. I did like it. What a lovely picture.

New End Studio said...

Oh, this is beautiful; the triangle shape makes this really stand out. Thanks for the tip about the lace, I've experimented w/various glues that didn't look just right- will be trying the tape tip. TFS!

Marti McClure said...

Hi Gayle, What a lovely little trinket box! I've never seen a box that is this shape before, but I will be looking next time I go to Michaels. Don't yu just love the Tim Holtz tapes? Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

Donna said...

Dear Gayle,

Your box art you shown have been so very pretty. I love how you dress up plain old boxes in to beautiful art!


Carolyn Robbins said...

What a fun box. New NetworkedBlogs follower. Happy Pink Saturday!

Marydon said...

Gayle, this is a darling box, love the embellishments.

Have a lovely PS weekend ~

~ GIVEAWAY ends 3/15 ~

LV said...

I do not do craft work, but certainly enjoy seeing what others create. This piece is simply stunning.

The Tablescaper said...

Great job! I'd love to have you join me at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a lovely little masterpiece! You are so creative! Beautiful!

Barbara said...

Hi Gayle and thank you for stopping by 21 Rosemary Lane and leaving such a lovely comment.
Thank you for following me as I am following you too.

Have a great weekend!

The Tablescaper said...

Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

lynne said...

Belated Happy Pink Saturday
Gayle it has taken me longer than anticipated to visit people.
Oh this is just too gorgeous.

Janae said...

Wow so pretty!!!

Glenda said...

Gayle, you are so creative! The boxes are beautiful. Thanks for looking at my little Flea Market Blog. If you have time, check out my As Life Happens blog also. There should be a link from the other one. I am your newest follower!

Katherines Corner said...

Thank you for sharing with us. It's so pretty! Hugs and happy weekend wishes!