Sunday, August 5, 2012

Golden Pillow Treat Box

I've been experimenting with Mister Huey's spray inks on watercolor paper and the results have been interesting.  When I used the gold ink, the washes of color had a certain Asian feel to them.  At the same time I was rearranging craft supplies and 'found' some gold pillow boxes I purchased for ahhh...Valentine's Day.  LOL!  Anyway I decided to combine the boxes with the ink sprayed (on wet paper) watercolor paper.  I traced around the folded boxes to make a template for the watercolor paper so I could make more decorated boxes later.  The template is slightly smaller than the box front.  Because I had the new Dandelion Design tea time stamp set out, it inspired me to use the image.  It was a snap to color as I paper pieced the kimono with origami paper.  The cut out image was raised up on pop dots.  The finished project was simple because the golden pillow box was purchased (several in one package) at Ben Franklin Crafts  (probably available at the Mapunapuna Celebrations store too).  The Dandelion Design rubber stamps are from BFC too as were the Mister Huey spray inks.  Giving a party favor like this would be delightful at your next tea party or bridal shower.  Thank you for visiting this site.

5 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Indeed this will make a great favor gift.... Cute paper piece image and great idea on spraying the pillow box nice Asian flair to it..
TFS Lynn - enjoy your Sunday~

Annette said...

what a great favor gift...totally love that stamp set...super cute for sure...

Cheryl said...

You've been busy making favor boxes! They turned out really cute too. I love that stamp set and using it for this month's paper party.

Steve Paul said...

Quite enjoying stuff! but i am unable to find stuff for Plastic vip cards

eunice said...

These favor boxes look fabulous! Definitely gonna have to check out those ink sprays...love the effect...and I really like the idea you had of doing the kimnono paper piecing on printed origami. Two great ideas I'll definitely have to try! Thanks for the inspiration, Lynn!