Friday, 15 June 2012

Altered Case - Donna Salazar Designs

Hi everyone... today I have to share with you this little treasure box I altered to hold trinkets and what-nots.

It was a plain brown case that you can pick up at craft stores which I gesso'd and then added some of Donna's Botanique paper to the front, as well as some impasto to the bottom corner and over the lace butterfly embellishment.  While still wet I sprayed with some Smooch Spritz to match!

The sides were covered in some thick lace trim and 'glued' on with the impasto... and sprayed with more Smooch Spritz.

And then I put all the embellishments onto the inside of the lid!  This way they create a little surprise when opened, and all the lovely details don't get damaged.

The insides were gesso'd also, then inked with Mix'd Media Inx and sprayed with Smooch Spritz. 

I have used Donna's beautiful Bonnie's Birdcage as the feature... it's so CUTE!! 

Some handmade flowers using Bitty Blossoms & Rose Creations Dies...

 The words were cut and letterpressed from Donna's Girlie Grunge Labels, as well as the cute banner, bird shape and branch from the Mix'd Media Elements Dies and Donna's Crafty Chronicle.

The 'Home" was stamped on using one of Donna's stamps from the Banner and Words Sets.

 A closeup of one of the little bitty blossoms...

some of the lace butterfly detail...

 and finally a closeup of the cute bird from the Mix'd Media Elements...

The cage was decorated with layers of Mix'd Media Inx Embossing.  First it was gesso'd to prime the chipboard and then Chiffon Embossing Powder was added randomly.  Once cooled some Truffle Mix'd Media Inx was touched to the edges of the 'wires' and dried... next some Jasmine Embossing Powder overall.  When heated the ink bleeds up through the embossing powder in places, giving it a worn aged look.

Thanks for visiting, take care and be true to you!

Mis xo

Product List:

Patterned Paper:
GCD Studios Botanique {Stationery}

Want2Scrap - Bonnie's Birdcage
Want2Scrap Designer Embellies - Mix'd Media Elements

Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx {Peaches, Truffle, Honey}

Embossing Powder:
Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx Embossing {Chiffon, Truffle, Jasmine}

Clearsnap Smooch Spritz {Mixed Berries, Pralines 'n' Cream, River Mossy}

White Gesso

Clearsnap Fairy Dust - Pralines 'n' Cream

Spellbinders Rose Creations
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms
Spellbinders Mix'd Media Elements
Spellbinders Girlie Grunge Labels

Spellbinders Grand Calibur

Vintage Embroidered Doily
Lace Butterfly Motiff
Green Tara Lace


  1. Wonderful project. Love it all especially the surprise in the lid and the lace on the outside.

  2. Magical! I love the hidden treasure inside. Beautiful color palette!

  3. This is a beautiful project! You also have a lovely blog. **new follower**!

  4. I can only imagine how gorgeous this must be in real life, stunning!!!