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Saturday, 5 May 2012

Altered Matchbox



I took part in a matchbox swap on Facebook organised by Zuzu's Petals.
I used the small type of matchbox and painted it with black gesso all over; embossed a piece of metal foil and edged it by hand then applied alcohol ink to the top surface of the metal; heart shaped brad and the inner of the metal flower. Inside the matchbox I used glossy accents, dewdrops, pearls, glitter and a key charm.


15 comments:

Zuzu's Blog said...

very rich and opulent looking .. nice job. well done Karin and thanks for joining in with the swap.

Carol Q said...

oh Karin - what a jewel. absolutely gorgeous!

Chris said...

Wow, fabulous, Karin!

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

This is fabulous, Karin!
Love the deep colours I can almost imagine the inside covered in rich red velvet.

Paula Whittaker said...

fab matchbox.

Trace said...

What a clever idea, an altered matchbox to put little gifts in
Brilliant, and I love what you've done with this one xx

tilly's crafts said...

some fab effects with this one! what a great project
Kim x

Caz said...

These are absolutely beautiful xx

Dorthe said...

Oh it is fantastic Karin- so wonderful!
xo,Dorthe

Alison said...

Really gorgeous!!! Love that embossed metal! Was lovely to see you yesterday Karin x

Ann said...

oh wow so dramatic.
I love it.
Ann xxx

Jacqueline said...

THAT is gorgeous!! I love that! Has a lovely victorian feel to it!

Thanks for sharing,

Jackie x

Sandra's Spot said...

This matchbox is So gorgeous. Sandra X

rosie said...

That is beautiful, so different. Love the colours, looks really touchable. x

Ann B said...

It's beautiful Karin, and I should know as it is sitting on my table as I type. Just back today from a week in North Wales and your envelope and gorgeous altered matchbox was waiting for me - I love it. thank you.

Ann b

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