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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Live Your Dream Box Frame by Teresa

Hello wonderful Crafter's

Teresa is back tonight with our last project for March, and its a beautiful box frame, with a lovely fresh Spring vibe. 

Apply Crackle paste onto the frame through the wildflower stencil and set aside to dry.

Mix a pale duck egg blue colour using Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Blue Green Light and Titanium white, and paint over the frame and crackle paste. Once dry mix a wash of colour using Burnt Sienna and Titan Buff and apply thinly to the frame, blotting away excess with a paper towel. 

This just tones down the colour, creating a slightly timeworn vintage feel. 

Apply Rose Gold gilding wax sparingly around the edges of the frame to add subtle metallic highlights.

Use Titan Buff paint and Rose Gold gilding wax to colour the embellishments - this unifies the colour scheme allowing the individual elements to fit well together. 

Dry brush Titan Buff paint over a selection of paper flowers. Again, this tones down the individual colours slightly and coordinates the colour scheme. 

Glue the printed tissue inside the base of the box and allow to dry before colour washing with the duck egg blue colour. Apply the sienna wash to the edges and blend in. Once dry, arrange the flatter elements onto the base with 3D foam and silicon glue for dimension. 

Now add in the bulkier elements - sticking into place with silicone glue. 

Add in some bits of cork along the base and dry brush with Titan Buff paint. Cut a piece of wire mesh to fit and place over the box before fixing the frame back on top. 

Dry brush the wire with Titan Buff paint and add some Rose Gold gilding wax to knock back some of the 'silveryness'. 

Finish by adding some metal corners to the frame with strong glue. 

I love the soft vintage tones of this piece, it really feels like a romantic memory box.  

Well I love it too Teresa, the vintage feel, yet a fresh look. And I just love the wire mesh front. 

Get the look with Teresa's Shopping list below. Click HERE to go to the website. 

From Teresa's own stash
Box Frame
Crackle Paste
Silicone Glue
3d Foam
DecoArt Paints
Gilding Wax

Please leave a lovely comment to support our designers and thanks for looking. 

For more projects for Teresa please check out her blog and You Tube Channel 

Jules xx


  1. Brilliant love everything about it .
    Hug's Lynda xx

  2. Stunning, love the natural rustic look. Creative Blessings, Tracy x