I firstly took each piece (full instructions inside the packet-really easy) and painted them with rusty hinge distress ink re-inker and let it dry. Be careful NOT to
ink the tabs which slot into each other as it will cause the wood to
swell and you will not be able to put the box together! You can touch
these up later. Once dry you can use cosmic shimmer acrylic glue on the
Then comes the hard bit of deciding what to put
in it! I have decided to use cloth samples, bits from old watches,
metal thimble and sewing kit ornaments (these were found in a trinket
shop over a year ago, and I knew I would use them one day!)broaches,
miniature pegs, beads, a cog from my old big shot with material pushed
through the holes(yes really), zip, press studs, ribbon, glass vile
bottle and a set of complimentary stamps from Creative Expressions
called ‘Vintage Sewing’ by Sam Poole.
ribbons, glass vile, box, distress markers, Versamark,WOW embossing
powders and beads are available from J & C’s wonderful websites both
the crafty side and the beady side!
On one or two pieces I stamped the Heartfelt Creations Burlap Background with Versamark then heat set with
WOW ebony embossing powder. This looks like shabby material once you
pull the fibres from around the sides giving it a frayed look. I then
put it all together.
you can put anything you like into it, or keep one for yourself and change
what’s in it every month depending on your mood and crafty trends.
Really nice to hang on your wall and a topic of conversation over a