Tis' the season and decorating your tree and home is in full swing now. This is the season I enjoy creating more than anything because the ideas that float in my head are endless. It's my turn up on the Art Anthology blog today for some Christmas inspiration.
I came upon some Halloween clearance items. 70% off so I got these little boxes for $2.00 and decided to alter them for shadow boxes to sit in my tree.
Some of the boxes were lined with distressed scrapbook paper, while others were antiqued with crackle varnish and paint. The insides featured an ornament which was altered with paint, snow, inks, whatever your little crafty mind can think of.
This box was collaged with old hymnal papers and painted black and sanded all the edges, then the title was painted gold and embossed with gold powder. Greenery and bow were added.
Box was painted and then the outside was lined with burlap. In the sleigh I added a little Christmas tree that I bleached out using equal parts of bleach and water, roll in Glossy Accents and sprinkle Diamond Dust on top. The bells and metal portion of the sleigh were rusted with Art Anthology's Rust Paste set.
The outside of this box was painted and crackle varnish added to the top. Paper dolls were added as focal point. This tree was also bleached and the pearls were colored with Art Anthology paints. Sizzix festive sprigs was used for greenery and berries.
Box was painted white and sanded for distress look. Sled was an ornament I had and it was altered using homemade snow which is equal parts of baking soda, school glue and white paint. Snowflakes were chipboards that were painted.
The last box was painted black and dry brushed with Ferrari Red and Parakeet Green. Rope added to the inside as well as greenery and berries. Like I said the ideas are endless. Hope your were inspired to create some new pieces for either your home or tree. Wishing you a Christmas filled with comfort and joy. xoxo Toni
Entering these projects in the following creative challenges:
Emerald Creek - Anything Goes
Frilly and Funky - Most Memorable Gift (My passion for Art from my mother)
Creative Artiste - Anything Goes
Grab yourself a cup of cider, eggnog or hot chocolate, whatever your favorite holiday drink is and enjoy my Snapguide tutorial below.