My daughter and I fell in love with these little display boxes/shelves, and bought a set each. They are made from pine. I have decided to paint mine with a Christmas theme, but you could paint/decorate them any color for any time of year.
|you can arrange the boxes anyway you want.|
I decided to paint mine rather than use paper. I knew I wanted an "icy" blue and snowflakes on them.
I applied white gesso all over to start, and then I mixed some blue Pebeo deco creme with more white gesso to make it paler,
When dry I applied Pebeo modelling past through a snowflake stencil. Loving me new stencil from Daisy Designs. (It came with a holly stencil and a lovely random brickwork stencil)
Today I decided I would add some snowflake/winter papers to the inside. (That was a bit of an interesting exercise cutting them to fit!) I am also hoping that the wrinkles that occurred when I stuck them with modgepodge will disappear when fully dried. The papers were some freebie ones from Anntaurus.
I then applied some Creative Expressions Frosty Sparkle Glitter Kiss over the sides, which highlighted the snowflakes and I also applied it to the front edges.
|With the Glitter Kiss applied, although it doesn't show up well in photo|
Now to decide how to finish them off - I am wanted some sort of a scene inside the shelves - so will have to get thinking cap on. I do have some little mdf shapes, and a tub of eXpand-iT and some glitter, which would give me a nice snow finish on the shelves which hopefully I can then stand some shapes in it.
So ........ more to fully when inspiration strikes.