Tuesday, August 2, 2011

It's Finished!

Yay! I finally finished the box today! For those of you who have never used this particular technique - here's how I did it. First, I painted tissue paper with the colors that I needed. Then, I tore the paper into little pieces (usually about 1" x 2"), and glued them on with gel gloss medium, one at a time, overlapping - around and around the box. Going around the curly bits was tricky, as was going into each slat on the top. By the way, it took me about 30 minutes to go around each time. I was standing all the time, and it got so sticky I was constantly washing my hands! Needless to say, it was hard to do more than one round at a time.

Next, these are the letters that will go on the front of the box. I will let the committee chairman glue those on after he puts on the closure and the lock.

I'm Done!


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Autumn Leaves said...

That is indeed a TREASURE chest!

Barbra Joan said...

Fantastic job, Nancy. I never doubted that you would do this in great style,,, you are so artistic my friend... BJ