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Monday, 29 April 2013

Altered Trinket box!!

Good evening girls,
Here I am finally, done with the tedious box I have been working on since past 2 weeks. Had a wooden chocolate box lying around which i wanted to use since quite some time . As Mother's Day is approaching and so is the deadline for ItsyBitsy logo challenge, I wanted to create something which I can showcase in all the challenges. Working with hand molding can be tricky at times plus it needs a lot of time to dry..
Let me show you the first step to it--


After rubbing the box with sandpaper, I applied a layer of Plaster of Paris and glue on it to give it a rough texture. After letting it dry overnight the next step is to colour it. I used glass colours for the same as i like the transparent glass look it gives. Used green and blue colours from the ItsyBitsy logo. Again let it dry overnight.
Next step is making the flowers, I use white Mseal for flowers because it is quite sturdy.


Once the flowers are shaped the next step is to arrange and fix them using the hot glue gun.


Placed all the blooms flat on the box but I wanted the butterfly to be a lil elevated so stuck it on a wire and fixed it at a hight, love the way it flutters everytime it moves.


Once the flowers are placed next comes the part of colouring it, this was quite challenging as the colour options were few.


My favourite flutter bug from different angles.


Some more close-ups.


The full view.


This adorns my Corner table for few days till i gift it to my MOM who COLOURS MY WORLD.


The last and the final one :) 
Just cant get enough of it..Hope you all like it..

Trying my talent at:



27 comments:

  1. This is awesome! You're very talented. Thank you for taking time to visit and play with us at Mema's Crafts. Good Luck!

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    1. Thanx so much,,it was my pleasure !!

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  2. The m seal flowers hav turned out beautifully nehal.... Nice shaping

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    1. Thanx so much for ur kind words Sujana!!
      Hugs

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  3. wow wow wow so beautiful,nicely done.

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  4. Nehal, this is absolutely pretty! Reminded me of my childhood days. I used to make so many things with POP and also make these kind of flowers on pots, etc.
    Thanks for joining us at Lulupu's Challenge #11 - My Mum, My World

    Cheers,
    Indira Tanwar
    DT - Lulupu Blog

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    2. Thanx so much Indira,,and thats exactly the reason for me choosing this technique, my mom had taught me years back how to use Pop in crafts !!

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  5. Wow..Flowers are amazing...loved it...Nehal..

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  6. Wow what an elaborate and unique project. So original and so many interesting details. Thanks so much for playing along ItsyBitsy's Logo Color Challenge. All the very best!
    ItsyBitsy - The Blog Place

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    1. Thanx so much Sunehra,,i always look forward to your valuable comments :)

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  7. Good work with the M-seal... Got to try this as I love playing with M-seal a lot..Happy to follow u

    Would love to c u in my blog
    happyexperimenting.blogspot.com

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    1. thanx Hema for ur kind words..coming to blog hop u!!

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  8. Wow..Thats amazing work you did.The result is simply superb.

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  9. Wow Nehal you box looks just gorgeous i really love those M seal flowers and the POP BG you have created ...like Indira I am reminded about my early crafting days when I used to do these very same M seal flowers on Pots too!!..:)

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    1. thanx so much Hussena for ur kind words,,mseal art though so passé means a lot to me !!

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  10. HI Nehal ! Congrats for being top 6 in itsy bitsy challenge ! Had to come here for closer look .I thought you must have used ready made texture paste but was amazed to know its POP ,you have done fab job with it n the mseal flowers too !

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    1. Thanx so much..ur comment means a lot to me !!

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  11. Hi Nehal, saw this on itsy bitsy!! esp liked the background and the use of glass colors!!am following you now.
    http://kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

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  12. WOW!!! How have I not stumbled on to your blog before? awesome awesome work...so much of patience!
    Love the butterfly! (I love butterflies like crazy, sooo)
    Thanks so much for joining my candy! good luck!
    Tejal

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  13. Butterflies are my Fav too..and thanx for ur kind words,,means a lot to me,,my friends and me we are big fan of ur work..

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  14. Hey Nehal .. i love this work of your esp.. :)happie to follow your blog

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