Thursday, March 12, 2009

little boxes

I like the song "Little Boxes" but these are the new recipe type boxes at Michael's in the dollar bins. I really don't work at Mike's but I used to be a floral designer there...years ago. I had to quit because my kidneys were failing and the rule was that I couldn't sit down and my body said I couldn't stand up for eight hours a day.

This is how I decorated last years boxes...collaged with tissue paper and a little paint here and there.

This time I just slapped on a bit of gesso to cover the design and went over it with Adirondack Color Wash and a sponge applicator. Piece of cake!

For a grunge look. Then used the good ole cropadile to add the label. Now I am finished promoting Michael's.

...have a messy art day!


Flor Larios Art said...

Cool! My favorite is the one with the tissue paper. And you banner is sooo pretty! Love it!

Susan said...

Love that grunge purple. Very cool!

tascha said...

Those are very cool!

Mary said...

I signed up for the Junque Journal class yesterday. Can't wait to come out of my BOX!

Soggy Dog said...

Hi ya!!!!
I recently came across your blog and found it so incredibly cute! I want to pass along the Kreative Blogger Award to you! Visit my blog to pick up your award.. :) - Kim,

Francy said...

What did you use to hold on the tissue paper? My stuff looks like grunge naturally I need to pretty it up.

Jill said...

very cool, and very easy! I love to turn something so-so, or ok, downright ugly, into something beautiful! gesso is an art girl's best friend! I'm having a giveaway over on my blog until Tuesday, and if you've got time, I'd love it if you would stop by and enter!

have a happy weekend!