Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Flutter Box #G45LightSide

Ah, Flutter. Such a bright and cheerful collection. Believe it or not I’ve take that brilliantly vibrant bunch of papers and made something light and airy for #G45LightSide.

I’ve taken the original hardware off of a simple wooden box and covered it with “Flutter

Using sploshes and splashes of white paint I’ve subdued the brilliance of the paper.

I like the crusty old look created with the layers of paint and bit of white glue.

But I think the REAL stars here are the Antique Brass Claw Feet and the Antique Brass Door Pull (there’s an Antique Brass Stamped Metal Brad in there too).

I’ve spray-painted the decorative hardware with flat matte spray paint and I LOVE the effect.

(Now that I’ve done them in white, I kind of want to paint some in hot pink!)

There are a few tricks for great coverage:

• Apply in several light layers rather than one thick layer, you’ll get MUCH better coverage
• Make sure that your pieces are clean and free of fingerprint oils
• Spray in an area free of dust (ha! I know) and pet hair. You want to avoid these at all cost.

I’ve upturned the drawer pull and popped in some small flowers from the Rose Bouquet Collection—Classic Ivory & Natural Linen and then popped in a tiny fussy cut butterfly because… well, I just can’t help myself.

Inside? Well, I’m not all light and airy, and thought I’d put a cheeky bit of dark inside this piece. I really like the darkness of “Iridescent” from Flutter for contrast. I think a totally brilliant and colourful interior would have been fun too and was totally torn between a black or yellow for the insides.

Finally, I included a sentiment from the Flutter Stickers sheet and a few more butterflies tucked into the lid. These are nicely out of the way so that the box is still usable.

This is a pretty and simple project with just a few products and steps. Still, I’ve made a little walkthrough if you’d like to see the process of making this #G45LightSide box.

Here are all the bits used to make this happy little box:

Rose Bouquet Collection—Classic Ivory & Natural Linen
Antique Brass Claw Feet
Antique Brass Door Pull
Antique Brass Stamped Metal Brad

Other Supplies:
Matte white spray paint
White acrylic paint
White Glue
Narrow Gold Fleur Dresden BordersTiny Dot Dresden Borders - Gold

Happy Papercrafting!