Box Exchange Botanicabella


I recent joined an altered box exchange, I got to exchange with another fabulous artist Toni Burks,  she has a great shabby chic style, and a ton of beautiful inspiration to share, I have the great pleasure to add some of her art to my collection. In exchange I get to share this altered box with her.

Altered Box

Starting on the cover, I used the mini frames to showcase the opening of the box. I usually cut my chipboard to fit my project. I think it adds to the uniqueness of the collection. I also added the Flourish 22 to the focal point to give a little extra flair.

Altered Box 3

I used a pre-made box form Graphic 45, Using the Botanicabella collection I matched a variety of chipboard to go with the paper. I made a video of the process but will give you some closeups of the inserts.

Using the inserts that accompany the box, I made flaps, pockets, and tags to match the collection of bugs, flowers and sea life. After figuring out all the inserts, it was a matter for getting them all to fit in the box. With most of the chipboard, like this dandelion , I added colour with a brush and spray.

 insert 6

Using the layered wings, I painted the two portions before adding a glaze to the inside.

insert 5

This seahorse was perfectly matched tot he paper collection, I painted the seahorse and then added a crackle glaze over to give it an aged look.

insert 14

Using the wavy music note boarder (I add used some of it on another project) I distressed it with a little paint to match the collection. I love pulling all the details of the paper into the project.

insert 10

insert 8

Like I promised here is a video of the project. Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by today!



Layered Wings



Square Mini Frames

Small Intricate Frames

Wavy Music Note Boarder

Flourish 22

Graphic 45 Black Mixed Media Box, Botanicabella Collection

Lindy’s Gang Frolic in the Forest Black

Long John Silver

DecoArt Media Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Crackle Glaze

Stamperia Extra Gloss Fisnish


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