I am late with writing my blogpost today, but there is a reason for that.
I have been working on an altered object last couple of days and only one
little thing was left to do to finish it. Of course I wanted it done this morning,
so I could show it on my blog. I managed with a little help from my beloved
and I’m proud to show you …
… my altered wine box!!
I saw this at Hermine’s blog (here and here ) and since my tape is a mess –
the rolls all together thrown in a cardboard box – I was on the lookout for
a wine box ever since. Last week, my mum and dad received this big wine box
for their 50th wedding anniversary (it contained two bottles of wine and a
corkscrew) so I put on my ‘how-can-you-resist-this-sweet-little-girl-
that-is-your-daughter’ face and begged my dad for the box.
Needless to say: he gave it to me! (Thanks dad!)
Over the weekend, I painted the box pink & orange – white & beige and
again pink & orange… I just could not decide which colors I liked the most.
In the end, I stuck with the bright colors.
Then there was the decission what image should go on the lid.
I spend one afternoon cutting images from magazines, which I shove
aside the day after. Naaahhh.
Luckely I came across my old atlas. I flipped it open to see if using maps
would be a good idea. Then I saw all these little photos on the first pages
in the atlas and the idea was there!
Here’s a detail photo.
Since it was such a big box (31 cm / 12.2 inch wide) I needed long sticks
to hang the tape on. Hermine used BBQ-skewers, so off I was: to the ‘Action’
(that’s a shop similar to a dollar store in the US)
There were no BBQ-skewers!
I decided to stroll through the store to see if there was an alternative and…
EUREKA!! Knitting needles! I found the solution for only 39 euro cent a pair…
Hermine decorated only the lid of her boxes, but I painted the outside too.
I had to, ’cause there was the name of the wine store stamped all over it.
I used sequin waste (the circles) and handmade templates (the herringbone
and squares designs) for that extra touch.
As you can see.. there’s lots of room left to store more (Washi) tape which
is a good thing as my birthday is coming up next week… hint, hint 😉
The Chronicles of Marit 2012 – Week 38
If you have read my former post, you know I had quite an engrossing time
last week. One spread in my Chronicles art journal wasn’t big enough to
capture all the events, so I taped strips to the pages to enlarge them.
There’s not much decoration on the spread this time.
I only glued down the photos of my brother’s visit and used the rest
of the space to write, write, write.
(Click on the image to enlarge)
(My bro gave me the left over ‘salt and pepper’ bags from the airplane-food.)
This week I will be working on some more projects (some ‘secret’ and some
‘for fun’), I am busy teaching two online art journal workshops (‘Let it Loose’
and ‘A Creative Art Journey’ in Dutch and English – registration is open until
September 30th so hurry if you want to join!) and on top of that, FEATURING
magazine will come from the printers’ office someday this week.
Can’t wait to see it!!
I wish you all a happy week too.. what are you up to?