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Tuesday 29 January 2013

My Little Box of Wishes

I thought I would enter Hels' Sunday Stamper Challenge this week, entitled, WISH.

My little box of wishes is a painted matchbox filled with my typed wishes.

I have stamped the 'Wishes' tag with a Stampers Anonymous Stamp on shrink plastic and coloured with 'Currant' and 'Stream' Alcohol Inks.

On the drawer of the box, a couple of coats of gesso, then a coat of PaperArty's Fresco Finish in 'Dolly Mix.' When dry, a coat of Crackle Glaze and once that is dry a coat of 'London Fog.'

The matchbox cover is coated with the same colours but the top coat is dragged out with a baby wipe, a really easy and effective technique.  Then a smudge of 'Vintage Photo' Distress Ink.

The main image is a Darkroom Door stamp coloured with Pan Pastels which has then been distressed, inked and stitched.

My 'Wishes' have then been typed on my lovely typewriter, torn and distressed with 'Vintage Photo' Distress Ink.

A few finishing touches, the Drawer Tag is attached with a bit of leather thong and staples. A stamped Wish definition, distressed and inked.  A fabric rose is dyed with 'Stormy Skies' distress, a few punched leaves, a chipboard swirl, a metalwork heart and chain and Voila!

I hope you like. x


  1. How fabulous and inventive, love the idea of the altered matchbox... fab! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x


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