Saturday, January 24, 2015

Altered Container & Goodies swap

I am in a crafting group and we had an altered container challenge in January. I wanted to make one that used a special technique I learned from a fellow crafter.

I first started with a plain box.

I then started with doing a technique called verday. This comes in a kit that you can buy either online or at a craft store.

Step1:  When completing the technique you use one of the colors as a base coat of paint, or regular acrylic paint.

Step2: You then need a base coat of some kind to apply to the project.

Step 3: Once that is dry (if you use verday as a base, needs to dry for at least an hour), sponge on more VerDay paint randomly, and while that is wet, spray the hell out of it with the patina spray. Let dry!

Here is pictures as I worked through the process of doing this technique.

I like to have my piece to have a modeled texture and once I have completed all the steps I place glad cling wrap over the project as it dries.  You don't want to leave it on there the whole time as it dries as you don't want it to stick to the project.

Here is what it looks like after I have done the project and placed the cling wrap on the box.
Here is what it looks like when fully dried.

I then wanted to finish it off with embellishments, accents and flowers. My good friend Michael assisted me with helpful suggestions to use flowers and really pleased how this turned out.

Here are some pictures of the finished project.

Top of box:
Front side of box:
Side panels:

Back of box:

I hope you like my project. It was fun to make and I hope my partner loves it.


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  1. Wow. This came out amazing. Love the technique!

  2. Thanks Norma...It was a lot of fun to make.

  3. I will treasure this amazing project forever, thw picrures dont do it justice, simply breathtaking! Im so honored 😃

    1. So glad you loved and makes me happy

  4. Wow! This box is gorgeous! I love the effect you got. The flowers and metal accents are perfect on it. Edwina Brown

  5. It's easy to see you took some time on this and thought, too. So cool, love the steampunk feel to it!
    Love your creations, Trent!

  6. Yeah Trent!! Using the Verday!!! That came out totally AWESOME, and it looks like old metal!!! I love it..great work!! And thanks for the reminder to get my crap out and use it...completely forgot about this tech. Woot!!

    1. Thanks know i learned this from you and love doing it....

  7. Trent, this is awesome!!!! I haven't used my Verday stuff in a very long time. I need to!!!!

    1. thanks Wanda..yes you should. it is such a great technique

  8. Oh Trent, I absolutely looooovve this altered box.. I think I love even more that has that big huge SUNFLOWER on top.. my favorite flower. Awesome pictures and instructions!

  9. WOW this is stunning Trent, love the colours and the sunflower always makes me smile.
    Linda xxx