Monday, January 28, 2019

Drawer Book Box #GypsySoulLaserCuts

Let's kick off the week with Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and Little Women! Today I'm sharing the Hidden Drawer Book Box altered with one of my favorite paper collection.

GSLC has two sizes of the Hidden Drawer Book Box, I used the small size that measures 4 1/4" x 6 1/4". Before altering, I detached all the pieces and with a damp paper towel cleaned off the soot from the laser cuts. 

Next, I gathered up papers, stickers and chipboard from the Little Women collection by Graphic 45. Hands down one of my favorite collections. I used Beacon's Power-Tac to assemble the box and Mod Podge Matte spray to adhere the paper.

Before assembling the box, I measured the inside and outside panels of the drawer and trimmed the paper to size. I inked all the edges with a dauber and black ink. I then assembled the box and used Beacon's Power-Tac to glue down the pieces. I held the front panel of the drawer with 2 binder clips and allowed to dry for 5 hours.

I used Mod Podge Matte Spray to cover the box and once dried, I attached the handle to the drawer and decorated the front panel of the box.
I used a resin flower layered on gold string and surrounded by black rhinestones and gold dome embellishments.

Inside the drawer, I included a couple of pockets and tags.

I need a Hidden Drawer Book Box for each of my favorite books. The challenge finding the paper. 

I hope you enjoyed today's project and I leave you with Jo's full quote:

I’d have a stable full of Arabian steeds, rooms piled with books, and I’d write out of a magic inkstand, so that my works should be as famous as Laurie’s music. I want to do something splendid before I go into my castle—something heroic, or wonderful—that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead. I don’t know what, but I’m on the watch for it, and mean to astonish you all, some day. I think I shall write books, and get rich and famous; that would suit me, so that is my favorite dream.
Supply List:
Hidden Drawer Book Box Small Item D165C

Graphic 45 Little Women Collection
Beacon Power-Tac Glue
Mod Podge Matte Spray
Westcott Non-stick scissors
Black Ink
Binder clips
Mini drawer handle

Monday, January 14, 2019

Woodland Fairy Crown #GypsySoulLaserCuts

I am so excited to be sharing my first project for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. I created my version of a woodland Fairy crown using GSLC's Crown. Love the intricate cuts of the chipboard. Let's get started.

I prepared the Crown pieces with Golden Gesso and allowed to dry.

Next, I generously added White Crackle Texture Paste. Lots of peeks and valleys as I wanted large cracks and smaller ones too. The thick peeks will result larger cracks while the thinner valleys smaller. Allow to dry, no heat gun. It took about 45 minutes to completely dry.

While I waited for the Crackle Paste to dry, I prepared the intricate scroll piece with Copper Kettle Metallic Lustre. I applied it carefully as to not bend any of the scrolls. Once it dried, I took a cotton cloth to polish.

Now that the Crackle Paste dried, I used Alfalfa acrylic paint. I covered the piece completely and before the paint dried, I took a paper towel to remove the paint allowing paint into the cracks.

Here I used Dark Brown with a bit of black to cool the color. Using the same method mentioned above, I painted just a few spots and then quickly removed the paint with a paper towel.

Finally, I embellished the crown with gems, pearls, stones, flowers, crystals, gold glass glitter and flowers. I adhered the embellishments with a hot glue and Heavy Body Gel.

Here's a closeup of the gorgeous flowers sprinkled with gold glass glitter.
Thank you for visiting today and I hope you enjoyed my version of a Woodland Fairy Crown.

Supply List:
Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Crown Item H2CR1
Gesso White
Texture Paste White Crackle
Acrylic Paints, Alfalfa, Dark Brown, Black
Metallic Lustre Copper Kettle
Glass Glitter
Hot Glue
Heavy Body Gel
Paint brushes