Friday, February 3, 2012

An Altered Mini-Chest

Lisa's Bloggers Challenge theme for the week is "Alter It."  When I saw the beautiful altered items already posted, I was especially inspired by Darlene's "treasure box."   I don't care to take on a project that large, but I love Graphic 45 papers, and I just happened to have one sheet of Graphic 45's "Poppy Fields" from the Magic of Oz Collection.   Beautiful orange poppies on one side and a complementary dotted black side on the other.

The little papier mache chest is only 3 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches wide.   Because I wanted the top of the chest to contrast with the body, I chose the dotted paper and then cut out some of the poppies from the other side, shaped them a little and attached with thick foam dots.   I used PVA as the adhesive and finishing coat for the entire project.  (Hindsight and all----I should have cut paper for the top larger and mitered the corners to cover the underside of that rim.)




10 comments:

Terry said...

This is just so pretty! Love those poppies and I know this had to take a little time! Have a great weekend!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What a gorgeous little box!!! I love it!!

Ida said...

How pretty. I love the paper patterns. Altering things is not my thing so I usually skip these challenges. You did a wonderful job with your project.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What an excellent project. Your "wee chest of drawers" is wonderful. Beautifully created.

Sue said...

Well Evelyn, I am going to say a little more than just Pretty!!!!!!
This little chest of drawers, is impressive and charming.
Using G45 papers is a master stroke as I feel they were designed especially for these types of creations. The Poppies look great, and I like how you have fussy-cut and added them to the top. By keeping it free of embellishments you have given it a classic look. You should be very pleased with yourself.
Smiles:)

Vee said...

Fabulous! there is no other words for this little project. I love the papers too ver striking. Hugs Vee x

Lisa Somerville said...

Just beautiful! Love your altered chest, the poppies look wonderful! How fun that you even lined the drawers! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a beautiful creation I love it that you took the time to even line the inside of the draws..the poppies are gorgeous
Cheers from Bangalore, India
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Lynn Stevens said...

Its just as sweet as ever Evelyn. Those poppies make me long for warmer weather! Great to see you trying new things!
Hugs Lynn

Deb Neerman said...

Such a beautiful altered chest! Love the poppies and the fabulous DP you used!