WoooHooo!!!! I made it to week 3 of the Swirlydoos Challenge! This has been such a fun creative journey and of course I don't want it to end. However, if I don't make it to the finish line I know I've had a great time along the way. WOOT!! This challenge has pushed me beyond the "outside the box" I feel I already am. This is something I think we all are crafter's should do...think beyond our normal way of crafting to challenge ourselves.
Ok, now on to the challenge. This week we were challenged to use foil tape...yes the foil tape we just so happen to find in our husbands tool box. I will forever love foil tape now!
For my submission, I created an altered cigar box. This box is for Aaron to use to drop all of his pocket junk into daily.
The gears you see here on top of the box are all foiled and distressed. I used three different colors of acrylic paint to achieve the old, dirty, rustic look. Then I wiped off a bit of the paint to reveal some of the silver of the foil. And I love the brad you see here on one of the gears. I scored a box of those little ditties from Michaels for $1.20 when they were on sale. The brad tops looks like either + and - signs or slotted or phillip head screws. LOVE IT!!
These are the items I used to create the altered box, well minus the kraft paper. I went with a 12X12 pattern print instead. The gears you see here are plan chipboad and were pre-cut, so all I had to do is cover them and re-expose the holes then emboss.
Here is what the pieces I used on the side of the box originally looked like, pre-distressed and cut. I used scrap paper, cut to size, covered with foil tape then embossed.
Side view of the gears, layers and those that were tucked. And yes, what you see on the side are real screws. The hubster hasn't noticed yet, and I took about 6 of them ;-) He's really cool about things like this though, he offer me some of his fishing hooks (Did I tell yall I love this dude ^_^)
Side view of the box. I used a bit of dry wall tape and walnut stain to distress the sides along with more acrylic paint and light molding paste.