It's a Wrap

Here we come with another Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 
which theme this week is IT'S A WRAP 
which means we'd like to see your packaging projects. 

As always you can win a $50 voucher to spend it 

Yesterday was my parents' 45th wedding anniversary so I made a box
as a packaging for the gift I bought them. I made it from scratch, 
here below you can see how :-)

I started with cutting a very thick cardboard to the sizes I needed.
I covered it all with a thin layer of white gesso making a bit of texture, too.
Then I tore the collage paper and placed it with collage medium.
I also colored the flowers and leaves using Dylusions sprays.
After they were dry, I covered the painted elements with micro glaze medium
and sprayed the backgrounds with some brown and golden sprays.
I also splashed them with ground espresso to give more interest.

Finally I stamped a fern with oxide ground espresso ink 
end embossed it with clear embossing powder. 

After all the parts were done, I glued them with collage medium
and added the top fixed on a strip of canvas to can open it as a flap.

My parents loved the box so I hope you like it too :-)

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