Tuesday, January 31, 2017

French Inspired Jewel Box

Hi Everyone!
Great to be back today sharing a project made for the Creativation show.  I love Vignette Boxes!  They have been a staple in my crafting since they were released last year.  This past show, we made a conscious effort to show Vignette Boxes used in different ways so people might "think beyond the box" sorta speak.  We also have developed some products that will make creating with the boxes even easier, like the new Mini Foundations and Finial Set (which I will talk more about in a future post).

This week I thought I might share a few ways I used the basic Vignette boxes, starting today with a French inspired jewel box.  
I used the largest of the Vignette Boxes and the matching Vignette Panel for the lid (sold separately) for the base of the project.  I ran multiple pieces of Ranger Metal Foil Tape Sheets through the Vagabond using the Sizzix "Quilted" Texture Fade.  If you don't know, Metal Foil Tape Sheets are adhesive-backed thin metal sheets ideal for home décor projects, because they are an easy way to add texture and so forgiving when adhering to the project!
Once I had embossed all the foil, I painted it with Bundled Sage Distress Paint, Gold Alcohol Ink and Blending Solution (Steel Wool was also involved in the process.)  If you are going to try it, just give yourself a "test" piece...I cut up a couple of pieces of the embossed foil to test my painting technique before I ever started on the sheets that were meant for the box.  The foil is very sticky and goes on easily.  A bone folder will help to give you sharp edges and make folds.
PLEASE NOTE: all metals and Industrious Stickers have been colored with Gold Metallic Mixative and Mushroom Alcohol Ink.
I cut two heavy chipboard pieces using one of the Sized Ovals - glued them together and then wrapped them in the foil.  The oval piece was mounted on top of the large oval from the Industrious Sticker which fits PERFECTLY.
I added the new (and quite wonderful) Mini Hardware knob along with the laurel leaves that is part of the Adornments "Nature" pack.
When you lift the lid, you will find a removable little box inside (the smallest Vignette Box) that has been filled with Memoranda paper and edged with a border sticker from the Industrious Sticker set.  The dots were created using a white Uniball pen (undoubtedly my favorite white pen).  The fabric covered bottom is linen from the Textile Surfaces pack.
The lid is weighty because I added another Vignette Panel (that is the next size down) to the underside.  I did this so the lid will not slide off the box when closed.  It is not a perfect fit, but it's close.  Floral Memoranda paper was glued to the surface with Collage medium. 
Clippings Stickers were added to the underside.  I always like the idea of a secret message for the intended receiver.  I covered the stickers with Collage Medium and once dry I added shading with my Walnut Stain Distress Crayon.
The last addition was to adhere the new Mini Foundation feet and a lock from the Locket Keys pack with Glossy Accents.  I find it best to add the feet and then walk away so you are not tempted to touch them in the drying process.
I hope you liked today's post and that it might open the door to think about Vignette Boxes in a different light.  I will be back later in the week to share another take...quite different from this one but just as fun!
now carry on,
paula



26 comments:

  1. Just beautiful! A real classic xx adore! Xxxx

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  2. This is so wonderful Paula! Definitely has me "thinking outside the box" into other ways these vignette boxes could be indispensable! Thank you so much for sharing and your continued inspiration.

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  3. As soon as I saw this beautifully detailed box, it instantly became my favourite piece from the show...it's just wonderful, Paula ~ really stunning! x

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous! The embossed foil looks fabulous and the new mini feet are just darling. Nicola x

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  5. Loving the feet and the technique with the quilted metal! I need to use those boxes more (says the girl who has your Christmas box spinner looking lonely and unfinished)! Be inspired! Looking forward to more shares!

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  6. oh wow, this is gorgeous Paula!!

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  7. I really love this project Paula! It's stunning! So much vintage beauty.

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  8. Fabulous! I love all the details! The silver metallic foil looks so great with the gold!

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  9. Your French inspired jewellery box is stunning, you really have aged it beautifully! x

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  10. Stunning work and design, i love Tims things also

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  11. What a gorgeous and quite useful project! The embossed metal is tremendous! This looks like something I would buy at the flea market and treasure for life - so happy we can recreate that look. :) Brilliant, Paula!

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  12. Ahhhh...mazing Paula! I'd never know it's adhesive backed foil, sure passes as the real thing and I did love it when I saw Tim show it At Creativations. Thanks for showing us how!!

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  13. Oh my gosh Paula, that is absolutely exquisite. The embossed metal foil looks amazing and all of the details and embellishments you added look like they have been on that gorgeous box for centuries. Thank you so much for sharing it, Deb xo

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  14. This is fantastic--so pretty! I especially like projects that are useful like this one is.

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  15. Fabulous! Never thought of ever using the vignette line to make boxes. OMG Paula proving every time that you're pure creative energy!

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  16. So lovely Paula, it reminds me of a box my grandmother had on her dresser, or her chiffonier as she called it, that was lined with velvet and only held her strands of pearls.

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  17. This is stunning! I'd love to make one of these for my niece to hold all of her special treasures.

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  18. Just bought the vignette boxes and lids to make this awesome box. Thank you so much for your inspiration. Got to get another set though. I am going to make a mini album to hide inside. Love you Paula!

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  19. Gorgeous!!!!!!!! Really amazing!!!

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