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.
ARTplorations: Merry Go Round stencil
Decorations from my stash