Monday, September 6, 2010

All-day Curiosity.....

I'm sure there was an easier approach to Linda's " Compendium of Curiosities Challenge" this week, but I didn't take it!  Personally, I love flowers in colors, but I decided to 'grunge' with the Grungepaper Flowers challenge in Tim's book.  One of the most time-consuming steps was gluing some of Tim's paper to the die cut Tattered Florals....I didn't get a good coverage of glue, so the paper kept separating from the Grungepaper.  Then I had to decide how I was going to use the flowers, so the project grew even larger.  I have several papier mache items that I keep thinking I'll alter; one of them was this 'book' box.

I primed with gesso and then painted with metallic copper acrylic.  When that dried, I sanded the edges and corners, cut more of Tim's paper for the top, bottom and insides, adhering them with matte medium.   I used a little of the Tissue Tape on the spine and edges of the inside box. All of the papers are from Tim's "Lost and Found" paper stash.  (Interestingly enough, the 'antique' brads are a Stampin' Up! product.)

There are probably too many flowers for one box, but after I made them all, I wanted to use them!





21 comments:

Helen said...

I love this! I had problems sticking my paper to the grunge too!!

MarleneMAZ said...

Your box is fabulous and the flowers are fantastic! I love whatever it is you covered the flowers with, is it any of Tim's paper stacks ?

Cheryl said...

oh really love this those flowers are just amazing love cheryl x

Yelowflower said...

truly and awesome job!!

Karla Anderson said...

Love this project. Your flowers turned out fantastic and so did the box.

Anna said...

Stunning, and not too many flowers at all, its perfect!

Shirley said...

Your flowers and your box is wonderful. Wow is all I can say. I am going to borrow this from you. FABULOUS! By the way, Matte medium works perfectly to attach paper to grunge board. Is it Claudine's Studio? That is what I use all the time.

Faye said...

Wonderful box, Evelyn, and I love the flowers. More and more I am thinking I really need that book.

Lynn Stevens said...

Not to many at all. What do they say the more the merrier! I LOVE it!!! WOW and you even finished the inside of the box!

Toni said...

Evelyn.... love love this... I haven't worked on my project yet... I'm very excited, as always, and I don't think you have too many flowers at all. Beautiful job !

Deanna Cosgrove said...

That box is just great. Love all those flowers!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Holy cats, this is STUNNING! Wow, Evelyn, what a cool project and a GORGEOUS use of the grungepaper flowers! You didn't overdo it at all-- the three are balanced perfectly and allow enough of the lovely box underneath to show through. Brilliant use of that Lost and Found paper, too. And, the inside is as cool as the outside!

Did I mention how beautifully your flowers turned out?? Well, they did! :-)

Netty said...

Your book and flowers are gorgeous. This is a terrific project. Annette x

donna said...

Beautiful project. I love the colors you used.

Vicki Romaine said...

I love your book. What size is it? I made and posted one on my blog. It ended up fairly small though. Next time I will use a paper mache one as putting one together from scrap is a lot of work.

Your flowers are really nice and I like all of them on the book.

minnie_mac said...

Fabulous project. The flowers are brilliant. Yes, I had problems getting the paper to stick to the grungepaper. I put Claudine's canvas on the other side, and that stuck no problem.

Marilyn

Minxy said...

a super cool project making the most of the flowers top marks x

Terry said...

Beautiful flowrers and love the box! I know what you mean about the flowers, I made them and used them all also!

Lori said...

OMG, this is awesome Evelyn! What a superb use of the L & F papers! Love those flowers!

Sam said...

Oh Evelyn this is beautiful, its sooooooooooooo gorgeous I could eat it, wow x

Shelann said...

Very nice, the size and numbers of layers on those flowers, so opulent!