Monday, 12 August 2013

A Vintage Box by Sue Butler

Hello friends
This little box started out as boring paper mache and it was demanding to be decorated and I answered the call willingly, I had great fun as an 'off the page' project as it is something I do not often venture into.

First step, to make my substrate, I applied Gesso, let dry then painted on a mix of Acrylics and Metallics.  

  My Tim Holtz plate has been painted and crackle accents applied to obtain a rusty look.

  The text is computer generated .
To keep within my Vintage theme I ripped the paper and inked up the edges to finish the top of the Box.

 Next step ; multiple dry embossing of the Kaisercraft Needle&Thread patterned paper.
 If you are lucky enough to have an e-bosser machine, use it for this technique, as it does not flatten out the previous emboss pattern you have made.

I had a great time decorating the dress form using lace, bling and rolled up pieces of the Kaisercraft paper, lace and paints.

Stitching, Hessian and a mix of embellishments to keep the sewing theme going for the inside of the Lid.

The Vintage Box.
I painted the whole box in a gloss Varnish.

Other products that I have used.
Ranger Distress Paint Walnut Stain 1oz. | Scottie CraftsRanger Distress Paint Salty Ocean 1oz. | Scottie Crafts 
 All these products are from Scotties HERE  
Hope  you have had a great weekend, if you have any questions on this creation please feel free to ask.


  1. Just beautiful, Sue!!! :)

  2. Absolutely Stunning box Sue. Thank you again for a great tutorial too. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxx

  3. Love seeing the details up close Sue. Great ideas with the dressform. Hugs, Jenny x

  4. Simply amazing transformed box, Sue!

  5. Onion, it's fabulous!!! Best of all.... I LOOVE that sentiment. Today I shall create. Just puts a huge smile on my face. :D

  6. Stunning!! Absolutely Awesome! I love it....