Friday, December 11, 2015

Artful Crafting Challenge 9: Altering!

Hello everyone! I am presenting to you yet another Challenge from Artful Crafting (boy, its been 9 months already!) and this month's theme is my favorite: ALTERING! :D (hurray!)

I literally enjoyed every bit of creating this project. I have created a video tutorial for you guys too (tried to, some of the parts are really bad and too dark- excuse the sun-less days ;) )

Let me show and talk a little about my kit for this month:

The Kit: 
I have openly admitted my love for Tim Holtz products many times and I am going to do it all over again. I love what he comes up with. I feel like those products are literally made customised for me. Same goes for Finnabair's products for Prima. I think the products from both of them compliment each other really well.
My kit included the following items: 
Idea-Ology Paper Stash Paper Pad 8″X8″ 36/Pkg Collage
Watch the video to get a detailed look. Please Watch HD for best results. 

The Process: 
I am going to be sharing a detailed tutorial video plus post next week. I will just discuss everything briefly here. And you can watch which products (majorly from the kit) I used to start with in the short video above. 
I started off with gluing everything together that I wanted to put gesso over. This made my first layer of the project. 
After making sure everything is dry and at its place, I put white gesso over it and let it dry. (I didnt want to hide all the details so used only a thin layer) 

 In the mean time, I prepared the vials. I put small nails in one (also taken out from the computer parts) and put a label on the other.

 I sprayed Prima's Color bloom Spray over the gesso'ed parts after the gesso was dry. Let the color dry and use a bit of Mica powder to enhance the parts you want.
Starting with the second layer- start gluing the items you did not want to gesso. 

and Voila!

Add the finishing touches and details 

I wanted to take a few pictures before I put plastic on the box and add the foundations to permanently close it. This is how it looks at the end :) 

I think I have covered pretty much everything in the video, from the first layer to beautifying the foundations (in two colors) Do leave your feedback and maybe questions so that I can cover them in my next post. :)
'Til next week!


  1. Oh Wow!!! Love it... This configuration box is super duper gorgeous!!! I cannot wait for the full process video.

  2. Awesome! I love your box Jaihan! and the video is amazing! So looking forward to the complete video! :D

  3. Ahh-mazing transformation. Love it!

  4. Love how you used the circuit boards -- could have never guessed those were in the background adding so much texture. Beautiful configuration box with awesome details.

  5. Absolutely amazing project...I love the textures you have used here ..The computer parts is such a brilliant idea ...What a totally gorgeous configuration box !!

    1. yayy! thank you so much Hussena for dropping by and leaving your feedback! <3