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Crackled Trinket Box

Sunday means FSC time and can you believe that we are one year old on Tuesday … another year where time just flew by and left me standing.

Had fun fun fun with this DT piece an altered wooden box, they come in a set of two, this is the smaller.

Painted with red emulsion … oh my what a lovely mess, then added the crackle glaze … very sticky fingers … not the sticky toffee ones so resisted the urge to lick. Waited until dry before adding another layer of emulsion this time white … should have seen the mess on my fingers after this layer of paint, still having fun though.

Sanded all edges and corners to distress even more … by this time even my hair looked distressed, dry, brittle and frazzled.

Stamped over with various designs to add lots of interest plus I added the little paper stamps which are from a Graphic 45 collection. Finished off with Vintage Photo DI … I was on such a high by this time even the dogs were looking good for me to paint. Guess what I did to glaze the top layer … yayyy good ole clear nail varnish … only the good stuff mind none of your cheapo rubbish.

Don’t even know if what I did to alter this box is right but it all worked for me plus it looks good so in my book that’s what counts.

If you think I had fun making this then check out all the DT’s creations they look fantabulous.
Paula’s looks an interesting piece to alter can you imagine the mess I would get in if I attempted to alter her piece. Mmmmm might just give it a go.


17 Responses to “Crackled Trinket Box”

  1. Terry says:

    This is some beautiful crackling fun! I just love crackle and this altered box is stunning! The images and vintage feel are so dreamy! So proud to be a part of FSC! Happy Anniversary!

  2. Carol says:

    A beautiful box very effective loving the aged look.. Happy Anniversary.x

  3. Fliss says:

    This is stunning Shirley! The crackle finish looks amazing and your inking and stamping is just fabulous.
    I can’t believe it’s a year either and long may FSC continue!
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  4. Alie says:

    What a great crackled vintage box Shirley…and even the inside is gorgeous…great work!

    greetings, Alie 🙂

  5. Meggymay says:

    The crackles look fantastic, I can imagine the fun you had making this awesome alteration.
    Happy Blog Anniversary.
    Yvonne x

  6. Brenda Brown says:

    This is stunning Shirl, just vintage gorgeousness at your best. Love the crackle and colours.
    Funnily enough I have just bought this set of boxes and altered the larger one (coming up in a couple of weeks time). Have fun with your family when they arrive.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  7. Great work Shirl
    I love your crackled Vintage box very very much and also the inside is beautiful.

    Greetings Janny

  8. Wow, an amazing altered box. Love the crackled background.

  9. Avril says:

    Hi Shirley, This is stunning, love the effect and colours with the crackle. The stamps and images you have used are gorgeous.
    A beautiful project.
    Congratulations and Thanks to you for making FSC the great blog it is, and thanks for letting me be a part of it.
    Here’s to the Future.
    Avril xx

  10. md says:

    sublime bravoooooooooo

  11. Anne Rx says:

    Your box is absolutely gorgeous, I really enjoyed reading this post, it made me giggle thinking of you with sticky fingers and making a mess – that’s the best part of crafting and you clearly enjoy yourself so much! A x

  12. Joanna says:

    What a crack(l)ing altered box Shirley! Red base colour – yuuum! Beautiful stamping and I just love that cracle ;). Your distressed hair style was worth it as the project is stunning! Happy 1st FSC anniversary!!! xx

  13. Sue C says:

    The messier the better I say Shirl ! Your altered box is just stunning ! Sue C x

  14. Paula says:

    Hi Shirl, I always get in a mess LOL, usually paint over my clothes as I never think to put on an apron. Gorgeous box, fantastic crackle effect and so love the vintage effect created by your beautiful stamping. xx

  15. Dot L says:

    Hi Shirl…oh I LOVE this altered box! The crackle effect is so striking and the colours very vintage and scrummy! I have so many questions to ask about how the hell you did this…it really looks great Shirley.
    Dot x

  16. Hi Shirl
    Now this is they type of art that makes me drool, I know, not very lady like so I will exchange that for a swoon.
    Positively gorgeous.

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