Altered object: Colorful Life treasure box

Although I love working on 100% paper projects, I sometimes like to add a little variation to my routine. So when my mother asked me to alter a little plain wooden box she had, I jumped at the opportunity.

Since her sense of style is very modern, I chose to work with DCWV’s The Colorful Life paper. This is a remarkable paper line, which I have used before and that features some of the paintings by Donna Estabrooks – which was extra fitting for this project, since my mother likes to paint as well. 🙂
It’s an older paper line so it may be a little harder to come by, but on the other hand, once you do find it somewhere, you’ll probably get a discount…

For this cute wooden box (that I bought), I used four sheets of the 4×6 inch mat pack of this collection. I cut them to size, inked around the edges with Tim Holtz’s Black Soot distress ink en glued them onto the wooden box – which I painted first in a color that coordinated with my design paper. Of course I removed all metal ware first, as well as the box’s handle.

Very easy to do and will leave you with a lovely Sunday afternoon of crafting 🙂 And here’s the result: a colorful, stylish and modern little treasure box.


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