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Distressed Medieval Matchbox

Made this little Matchbox with two new stamps I bought a while ago and only just getting round to using them. They look so medieval (quite gothic in fact) that I wanted to create a touch of opulance to the mix so added some gold embossing powder randomly around the edges which gave me the distressed look I was aiming for. One image was stamped with Versafine black and the other with Versafine Vintage Sepia.

Made the match box with a Stampin Up Envelope maker … this little gadget is super cool … then used Gesso to dilute the colour of the papers on the outside. Tim’s Harlequin stencil came into play but only a little also used some of the DI Seedless Preserves for her hair.

Opened the box a little for the next pic and the last one shows off the other stamped image inside. Only used a few embellies to enhance the images, a bit of gold beading and two buttons.

Can you believe the papers are from Graphic 45 the Mother Goose collection.

Match Box OpenMatch Box Inside


7 Responses to “Distressed Medieval Matchbox”

  1. butterfly says:

    That looks just amazing, Shirl – such a beautiful look of antiquity – and no, I can’t believe they’re from the Mother Goose – it all looked really bright and full-on to me! These are so subtle, and I love the gilding and very gentle bling!
    Alison x

  2. Ann says:

    Wow, love the vintage image and such a perfect medieval feel to this. The bling is perfect, just the right touch! I am rooting for you for the G45 design team! Ann Marie

  3. Irene Chillman says:

    Stunning matchbox Shirl, wouldn’t be without my envelope punchboard now, made pockets for a mini album this week, not a wonderful creation like your matchbox though.
    Speak to you soon.
    Irene xx

  4. Donna Ellis says:

    Shirl! They DO look like something created long ago, and like they belong in a museum! That must have been fun to make with all those products and techniques! Exquisite! The jewelry and distressing are marvelous. hugs, de

  5. Anne R says:

    Mother Goose? Wow, I would never have guessed that….. your matchbox is just exquisite and you have aged it so beautifully, I love this. Hugs, Anne xx

  6. coco says:

    Wow, fab work, your matchbow is wonderful Shirl!!! 🙂 Hugs, Coco xx

  7. Avril says:

    Stunning creation Shirley, the gold embossing adds a lovely touch to those medieval images.
    Avril xx

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