Have Fun and Happy Creating.
Paint your box with Gesso I used a simple paper mache box
Using Graphic 45 Paper from "Once Upon a Spring Time, I cut out the images I wanted.
With Mod Podge Matt or Glossy
What your working towards making is a Faux Version of This
This is what the Spackling Paste Looks Like
it's dry and feathery light in consistency
In a container add some spackling
Pour in some Mod Podge a little at a time, you
will be using more spackling than mod podge
Your Goal is to come up with the same
consistency of Modeling Paste Shown Here.
Your end results of your mixture should look
like this. * If your mixture starts to be runny as
you are working with it add more spackling
Now Get out your spays and powders
I used the following from Lindy's Stamp Gang
And Pearl Ex Aztec Gold
Using mod podge on the back of your images
adhear them to your dry box
Next with a spatula add your faux modeling paste
as if your icing a cake, you can create the texture
you want, or make it smooth it's up to you.
Apply it around your images on all 4 sides.
Carefully to not get it on the parts of the image
you want to show. If that happens you can scrape it
up with your spatula
Next use your two darker colors
spray or paint it on the paste while it's
wet. Darker Color first
This next part was trial and error for
me, placing the pearls where I wanted
I then ended up having to glue them on later
in the indentions made in the paste
after it was completely dry (Over Night)
Make sure you leave room for your
top to fit. Again Oops on my part,
while your paste is wet still use
your spatular to create a line
so your top fits like in photo above
Now Spackle your top and color..
While your Box is Drying..
Find the goodies you want to
embellish your box with.
I found this fairy in a thift store and
colored her with alcohol inks.
You can decorate your box however you wish.
I set my Fairy in place on top of the box while
it was still wet to make an indention where I wanted her to
be I used a *quick dry glue on the base and pushed her down into the
(*Mixed Media Glue from Canvas Corp
but you can use E600 or any similar glue)
Let box Dry overnight! Very Important
Add your finishing touches Beads Trim
and rub the Pearl Ex where you wish to
add Gold Touch up any area that may need
Paint over with Floor Wax to add a shine or use glossy accents Optional