Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I Love GreenCraft!

The newest issue of Somerset's GreenCraft is amazing. I'm still savoring the pages of the last year's issue. There are so many ideas, I had to "ear mark" almost every page.

I remember reading about painting cereal boxes in the last issue...an idea that my friend Shona used to craft with her children. Shona's article was wonderful! I loved the idea of re-using something that had amazing potential!!

In the new issue, Kathleen McKinnon uses her "Fiber One" boxes for art projects. I tried out her idea using my "Fiber Plus" container and made something fun.

Here is the original box. Yes, I ate all of the Fiber Plus Chocolate Bars...no not all at once. Yikes!
I used Gesso around the box first.
I then painted the box using two of my favorite shades.
I chose vintage wallpaper, an old dictionary page, and one of my favorite pictures of my sweet Aunt Maria.
I used soft medium gel to adhere the papers and a layer to seal it. I punched holes on each side, and threaded soft wire through the holes. I added a little velvet flower and some pearl trim, and...
Here is "before" and "after!"
I'm happy with the outcome! I'll be saving all of my boxes from now on!! Thanks for the ideas GreenCraft, and of course Fiber One!