The original very plain, wooden box was bought from "The Works" for the princely sum of £1.49. First, it was covered in patterned paper. I always use a heavyweight paper for this job - the checked background is an old Graphic45 paper lightened using sweeps of the white distress stain. The edges of the box and handle are coloured red with promarker, and morre checks are stamped onto the handle in black archival ink.
Next I stamped a lot of images from IndigoBlu's Alice I & Alice II sets using black archival ink onto tissue paper. I coloured the images using promarkers (you need to be a little bit careful not to bleed the black ink, but I didn't want to use a water-based ink for stamping because it can wash out in the next step. The images are then roughly torn out and stuck onto the box using Claudine Hellmuth's Matt Multi-Medium.
Carefully aligning the images can lead to some fun effects. I love the way Tweedledee & Tweedledum's mouths open when you open the box :-)
Black acrylic paint and red promarker are used to get an aged effect on the hinges and closure.
Once all the images are in place, the next job is to cover the box in UTEE and embed items into the embossing enamel.
I added some watch parts (a present from Lee- thank you!) into the UTEE over the pocket watch image.
This little rabbit charm is embedded in the UTEE on the front of the box beneath the catch.
Here's a teapot charm sitting near the handle. Anyone fancy a cup?
Entered for the following challenges:
That Craft Place - Make or Alter a Box
Cards Und More - Non Cute
Bastel-Traum - Box
The Crafting Cafe - Embossing