Monday, 23 February 2015

Gnarly Box

Thank you for visiting my blog! Today, I am showing a gorgeous box I decorated! I have used IndigoBlu products, as this was made and sent into IndigoBlu to be used as a sample.
Here you can see one of the lovely papers from the 6x6 IndigoBlu Fontastic Ephemera 190gsm paper.
This paper has a coating, but still with only a light sheen - it's great for using paint on - however, in this instance, I've merely stamped some Ink Splats (from the new IndigoBlu/Limor Webber stamp range) and also distressed around the edges.
The wording used here has been stamped using the new IndigoBlu stamp set "Funny Bird" which has lots of lovely, and some funny too, sentiments.
The little frame is made with UTEE with a PLAID mould set. The paper is from the cover of the paper set. Sealed with IndigoBlu Slap-It-On beforehand, I used Ice Resin to add the 'glass'.

Here I've taken a close up of the fish - this was actually one of those little plastic fish you get in a sushi snack pack. I've used IndigoBlu black Gee-Sso Good - two thin coats and then dry brushed over with IndigoBlu Goldfinger English Cottage Acrylic paint.  (The stringy bits in the picture are from my hot glue gun - I wanted to add some extra texture, and it kinda looks like cob-webs).

Overall, I had great fun making this, and tried to recycle bits and bobs - the 'lamp' is a wine cork, painted - and the bulb is from my other halves box of bits he's never used!

The box itself was recycled too (given to me by my friend Carolyne). I covered the box in tissues, using IndigoBlu Slap-it-On, then painted with IndigoBlu black Gee-Sso Good and then dry brushed with IndigoBlu Goldfinger English Cottage Acrylic paint (as you can tell, this is one of my favourite techniques at the moment!) A few embellishments and all done!

Hope you like and thank you once again for visiting!

Peace x


  1. Wow...I don't know what else to say that's an incredible piece! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  2. WOW Maxine this is stunning!
    Linda xxx

  3. This is amazing! Love what you've done with the plastic fish lol xx

  4. Wow this is amazing. Absolutely fabulous work. What a great colour x

  5. I think it's fab, love the background in the box too.

  6. what an awesome project. Love that skull

  7. Fabulous! The sentiment is amazing, so funny! Love all the fab details too. Xx

  8. Hi Maxine this is amazing. There is so much detail to feast the eyes on. Hugs Jackie

  9. Hi Maxine. I can see that you really enjoyed yourself making this. Love the colours and the fish is fabulous. I will add you to my blogrool if I can find out how to do it. I am very bad at blogging!
    X Chris

  10. Wow, just wow! Your box is fantastic, such an amazing piece of upcycling!

  11. awesome project such a lot of inspiratoin, you are really very talented - dont wonna miss it and have add me as follower :-)

  12. Round of applause! Positively outstanding work here Maxine. I love every inch of this. Jenny x