Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Alter your napkin holder from shadow box

This is my alteration of Canvas Corps shadow box that was brown and not fit to my kitchen/rooms. So as I was in need of napkin holder and the size was just perfect, I decided to alter it to this " light vintage" piece using DIY paints and embossed paper. To make it durable I added a thick layer of clear resin over the paper.

Materials Used
1. Shadow box 8*8'' Stained wood-Canvas Corps
2. DIY Viridian paint- Tattered Angels
3. DIY Ivory paint- Tattered Angels
4.Embossed large floral ivory paper-Canvas Corps
5. Easy cast ETI resin
6. Water colors- Faber Castell DMC Gelatos
7. Crackle medium- DecoArt

Step by step instructions:

Step 1
Paint the shadow box with Viridian color and let it dry

Step 2
Cover the painted box with crackle medium and let it dry

Step 3
Paint over the dry crackle with Ivory paint. Try not to repeat over the already painted area if you want to get good crackles

Step 4
Cut a piece of ivory embossed floral paper to the size that cover the inside of the box. Glue it into the box. Water color the embossed florals with your colors of choice.

Step 5
Cover the colored box with a thick layer of ETI Clear cast resin and let it dry for at least 24 hours. Distress the edges of your painted box as much as you want to get this " old" look

Step 6
Put your favorite napkins inside and enjoy!

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