Friday, January 10, 2014


 A process of increasing an art collection by addition; something added to what you already have (“the art collection grew through accession”).
Oh be still my beating heart, how I would love to get a one of a kind box of chocolates! This one happens to be a box of Godiva's that I wouldn't mind sinking my teeth into! I took a box of chocolates and altered the top with a vintage print and some inks and glazes.

After spraying my paper with Helmar Crystal Cote Gloss Varnish ( because my printer is a ink jet, and the ink would smear ), I then used my Sakura Glaze pens to color over the image.

I added some sweet vellum wings to the cupids for a little extra dimension. 

I LOVE adding the Ranger Crackle Paint on top of everything to give it a real vintage feel to it. Look at all those yummy cracks ♥

I think the lace around the outside edge of the box is the perfect touch for any feminine lady.

also used:
Ranger stickles, distress stickles, and liquid pearls


Carole Z said...

Wow Sandee, you have created an amazing altered box here! I love the colours you have used...stunning! Carole Z X

Jean said...

This is so pretty!

Winnie said...

Never think to save this boxes! If I get one, I will save it next year and turn it into a new one for the hubs next year with home baked cookies for him. I love your vintage look, and the use of the pansies! So perfect.

Sharon Estes said...

I love this box Sandee. Now you can fill it with stash and send it to me for Valentines day. I cant have the chocolate. Dang
Love your work and ideas.
Sharon Estes (shadee66)
Fridays Love note

Anonymous said...

This is awesome!!! Love the image and yes, the Ranger's crackle paint is fun. I always love the ideas you come up with. <3

marion Armitage said...

This is so pretty and I love the vintage look.. Using crackle is so much fun..

MaryH said...

So beautiful & so very vintage. Loved the way you crackled the texture, and thanks for the tip about the ink jet printer & smearing. Your pearl edging added so much dimension. TFS & Hugs.

Sandy said...

I kept 2 square ones from Christmas Because I thought they would come in handy when I do a big square card with lots on it.. Now I know that I can decorate the box too had not thought of decorating the box. Well how wonderful are your little cupids and just love the crackle..
Sandy :)

Tamiko McCurry (MEKOfoSHO) said...

gonna go bk to michaels and see if I can get thise wooden hearts that were christmas gft boxes.. its all your fault!! this was simply beautiful!!

Meggymay said...

Fantastic altering, love the wonderful images.

Mary Kay Lyons-McDonnell said...

Very cool Sandee!!

Donna Lueders said...

This is just beautiful Sandee. I love that crackle and your coloring is fantastic!

Pakrat said...

Absolutely Amazingly Beautiful!!!