Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Rose Gift Box with Dana

Hi Berry71Blue fans! Dana here with you sharing my project for the Berry71Bleu August Challenge, which is all about TEXTILES. The fabulously talented Norma is hosting the challenge this month and she loves adding texture to all her projects. Using fabric is one of the easiest ways add interesting texture and Norma frequently mixes remnants of fabric in between layers of paper, paints and inks, instantly adding depth to any project. Norma has challenged us to get creative with our projects by adding textiles!

I started with a plain kraft box and applied a coat of Faber-Castell Gesso. Once that was dry, I rubbed a Watermelon Gelato around the edges of the box and blended it with my finger to spread the color. I cut a couple of roses from Inkido patterned paper and adhered them to the box.  I added some depth to my fussy cut roses with Faber-Castell Art GRIP® Aquarelles: RED (#770110) watercolor pencils and some shine to select areas with Faber-Castell Glaze. I used Brown Stamper's Big Brush Pen with my favorite background stamps to add some romantic script to my box. I then tinted some molding paste with a Gold Gelato and used that with a stencil to add another layer of text to my box.

I tied a Zeus and Zoe key to the lid of my box and paired that with a Scrapiniec keyhole chipboard piece that I painted with white acrylic paint and distressed with ink. I added twine, sheer ribbon and a pretty felt and lace trim to the top of my box and some flowers and leaves.

The large red rose show above started as a fabric flower. I dipped the flower in several layers of plaster and then painted it red. If you'd like to try making your own plaster flowers, I share my tutorial HERE. I finished my box with a stamped tag.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you will join the August Challenge! Any kind of fabric, twine, lace or ribbons will work, just grab some TEXTILES and set your creativity free! Create something that makes you happy and link up your piece before the end of the month for your chance to win 1 of 2 awesome prize packages from our sponsor this month, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft!

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft is a leading manufacturer specializing in high quality art supplies including pens, color pencils and watercolor pencils for art, crafts, scrapbooking and papercrafting.

Working with the MIX & MATCH products from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft makes designing with COLOR simple. Simply choose a color set that inspires you, choose a medium and Mix & Match as you create. The color coordinated palettes give you the freedom to design your project knowing the colors will work beautifully together. Perfect for all your design, memory and craft projects!

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A special thanks to Scrapiniec Die-Cut Chipboard for sponsoring the Berry71Bleu Design Team, who will be sharing projects with their chipboard for the next several months.

Scrapiniec is the first Polish manufacturer of laser die-cut chipboard products for use in scrapbooking. They satisfy even the most unusual individual orders and are characterized by reliability, high quality and friendly customer service.

Our design team members received Inkido's Beautiful Memories Collection.

Papercraft Scandinavia designs high quality stamps, patterned paper, lace, flowers and much more in a romantic vintage style for scrapbooking, cardmaking and other crafts.

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  1. Really LOVELY Dana.....& the key is a perfect finishing touch, I reckon:):):)

  2. Beautiful work Dana! I love roses! The rose looked like ceramic at first..Great job! Thanks!!

  3. Beautiful Dana! I am intrigued with all of the different uses of the Faber Castell products.

  4. Oi Dana!!!

    Sou sua seguidora. Eis aqui a minha participação!!!



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