January 27, 2013

Jewel Box Saga ... Pt 3

Hi Everybody,

Well this time the Give Away went off with out a hitch and both winners have claimed their prizes.  I am so pleased and I hope you will let us know how you find them .... honestly ... before we start to sell them

As for the Jewel Box ... well here we are with an update on it's progress.

So  far it has had two coats of white Acrylic inside and out and it looks much better.

The inner lining is a plush kind of material and so I followed Colleens'  advice and sprayed the material with some fabric paint.  (Thank you)

It's not perfect but it is better than the stained and faded beige that it was before.

It is a lovely rich blue and then once it was dry I glued some white lace around the edges.

I used the same technique that I used for the Miniature Dress Form  with the stamps and tissues and the video will show you how I got the look.

To make sure that I got the Flourishes pattern to position correctly I held the three loose drawers together with an elastic band.

I applied the "Slap It On" and  laid the tissue on top and pressed it in shape around the curves to the drawers.

Don't try to cut the tissue while it is wet ... leave it to dry and then with your craft knife carefully run it between the drawers to separate them.
I did the  same to the rest of the jewel box, back and front using the  Bubbles stamp  from  IndigoBlu

Then it time to step back and let it all dry before going any further.

Hope you like it so far ....

Hugs xx


  1. WOW Christina What a transformation already! It has been given a new lease of life. Can't wait to see it fully finished xXx
    (Good pics film crew)

  2. WOW this is coming along wonderfully i'm excited to see the end result and it's blue my fav colour! tfs hugs Amanda

  3. Like it? I LOVE it!!! This jewel box is turning out beautifully! I can't wait to see it finished!!!

  4. It's looking gorgeous already Kristina!

  5. OMG what a transformation and it is not finished yet. Can't wait for the completed project. Love it, so much work. A labour of love.

    Wilma x x x

  6. Oh wow, it is looking stunning, Christina!! I can't wait to see the finished box!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Oooh! A true labour of love & it's looking fabulous already, can't wait to see it finished. Pat x

  8. Shaping to be another gorgeous creation.

    Karen B.

  9. OMG! I really wish I had seen this before I gave a similar box to the charity shop
    You are making a fantastic piece of art out of this.
    Love, love, love it!!!

    Patricia. xx


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