Friday, June 3, 2016

ALTERED BOX tutorial by Carol

Hello everyone, Carol here today to show you how I upcycled this box. As we're busy getting ready to move home my younger son was clearing up his room and presented me with an empty box...well it was perfect for altering and instead of adding it to the ever growing "ripe to alter" pile I decided to do something with it straight away!

I loved the textured kraft card and started by painting with white gesso to get a wonderful shabby chic distressed look.

I then used texture paste and the gorgeous Merry Go Round stencil over the top of the box...I wasn't sure how this would work on the corrugated card but it came out wonderfully.

Once dry I inked it with DI in two colours

To finish I tied it up with string and added some buttons and wooden bits from my stash.

A very quick and simple transformation and I was very pleased with the result. I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and I'll catch you again next time.

Products used:
ARTplorations: Merry Go Round stencil

Texture Paste
Distress Ink
Decorations from my stash


  1. It looks great Carol. Barbxx

  2. So creative. Yes I wouldn't have thought the paste would have worked so well through the stencil and on top of the corrugated lid but it has and looks fabulous!

  3. Great make over! I love the colours, subtle and "natural".

  4. Ha ha..I too have a pile of boxes waiting to be Altered, Loved the one you have altered !

  5. AWESOME! The embossing paste on corrugated cardboard looks amazing. Great tip!


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