Happy KSS Monday!!!
I will admit, I am happy how this pumpkin box turned out, but it didn’t start out to be a box.
It all started with one pumpkin… and grew and grew! LOL! This box took on a life of its own. When I had finished stamping my grove of pumpkins… well, it seemed that the finished image was a bit too big for a card… hmmm?
As I scanned my craft room, searching (for what?… I had no clue!), I spotted an old box that was screaming out, “Alter ME!” … so I did.
The box would need to be covered, but paper would be too thick to allow the box to still shut properly. How about painting it? Yup, this would be a good time to crack open a bottle of Ranger’s Distress Crackle Paint in Antique Linen color. I have been itching to try this paint but wasn’t sure on what.
Before I applied the crackle paint, I painted the box with a dark, contrasting color of paint. I used Mushroom Acrylic Paint from Folk Art. After the paint was completely dry (the heat gun sped up the process), I covered the painted box completely with the crackle paint. I just love the finished results form this paint with all the different size cracks. The thicker the paint, the bigger the cracks. I let this coat of paint dry overnight. Then it was just a matter of matting my stamped image, and the box was done. (Well, except for the bottom of the box! LOL!)
So, this is my story of a box that started out as one little pumpkin! Happy Monday!
Please take a peek at what the rest of the KS Crew has cooked up for you today!
Pumpkins Color Recipe can be found HERE
Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Pumpkins from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Double-sided mulberry paper Tan/Chocolate from the Paper Company. River Rock and Marigold Morning from SU! VIntage Cream from Papertrey. Ink: for the Pumpkins, vines, and flowers – see Color recipes. Shadows on the ground under the pumpkins were sponged with Sahara Sand and Jumbo Java – both VersaMagic. Embellishments: Bronze photo corners from We R Memory Keepers. Emboss zig-zag border punch from Martha Stewart. For the BOX: Mushroom acrylic paint from Folk Art under Antique Linen Distress Crackle Paint from Ranger. Aged the edges and corners by sponging with Sahara Sand and Jumbo Java – VersaMagic.