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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Recycle Something at TioT

 Hello, it's time to do your bit and Save the Planet and 'Recycle Something'.  That's the new theme at Try it on Tuesday this fortnight.

An easy one for me as DD is always giving me boxes to decorate and as these boxes (8" x 5") have a lovely textured linen look, I don't always want to use papers or heavy paints.

The first was covered with a couple of coats of watery PaperArtsy French Roast.  I then used embossing paste through a stencil for the bow and words.  When this was dry, I reapplied the stencil and painted with Tarnish Brass.

The second one was simply stencilled with Distress ink through the Flourish stencil.  I coloured the dress of this paper doll to match the stencilling and placed her to hide the make of the perfume.  I added a coat of sealer to protect the delicate stencilling on this one.

The rest of the DT have some great inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog, where you will also find the challenge details.

I'm entering this at: Country View Crafts - Pimp it Up ( reuse or alter something)

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx




23 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful altered box! Hugs, Valerie

Rosie said...

A wonderful recycling, Avril

Meggymay said...

I love how you have recycled both these boxes Avril, they look fantastic.
Yvonne xx

Marjut said...

A really beautiful creation.

Janette said...

Beautiful boxes, love them..xx

froebelsternchen said...

They are both wonderful altered Avril! You have made two beautiful pieces out of the plain boxes! Happy new week! My Easter was nice - I hope you had a nice Ester break as well!

Hugs, Susi

Gibby Frogett said...

Wow - they are amazing and very beautiful Avril - great job!
Hope you had a nice Easter.
Gill x

Joan said...

Lovely boxes Avril

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Both boxes altered in the best way Avril! Love their vintage spirit!
Lula oxo

Lisa said...

What beautiful altered boxes!! I love the designs of each one!! They look amazing!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow, the box has become beautiful. Great recycling.
Hugs Carola

Pia S said...

Simple and gorgeous looking boxes, I like that they have a true old times look to them.

Let's Art Journal said...

Such beautiful boxes! I love the way you enhanced the linen finish with the paint and also Distress Ink stencilling - amazing 😁. Thanks so much for your kind Happy Birthday wishes and wishing you a happy and creative week! J 😊 x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Both as fabulous as the other Avril and so useful too.. I hope you put them both to good use? Wishing you much creativity this week and fingers crossed to some sunshine!!
Hugs Tracey xx

Linda said...

What a fabulous bit of recycling, love them both xx

sally said...

Such pretty recycled boxes!

Sally xx

The Altered Paper said...

Love your altered boxes!Gorgeous bow with the tarnished brass!

chrissie said...

Both very beautiful designs Avril and always good to have boxes to change I think.

Love Chrissie xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Both of these boxes have the Avril elegance touch! I love the delicate colours on the bottom one and how you have matched the girls dress! Hugs, Chrisx

aussie aNNie said...

These are gorgeous Avril, a post of pleasure.xx💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]
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Mau xx said...

Hi Avril, Love both the boxes, Both so different but equally beautiful! xxx

butterfly said...

Lovely altered boxes, Avril - I especially love that metallic stencilled texture on the first one.
Alison x

rachel said...

Beautiful work Avril - lovely box! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Countryview crafts and good luck in the draw! Hugs Rachel x