My son wanted a box to keep his tooth fairy money in and various other treasures that he has found and I had this plain wooden box in my stash (no pic, sorry). He loves blue, so I started out with Lindy's stain all over the box, adding in different shades as it suited me. Next I took a cut out of the mini gears die cut from the Tim Holtz Sizzix die and temporarily stuck it to the lid. I put a puddle of white acrylic paint on my craft sheet, spritzed it with water and dabbed my paint brush into it. I washed this mix over the gear shape, just to give a faint impression of the gear....and I love how it looks!
His name is created from some dollar store letters that I used faded burlap crackle paint on and washed over with the blue stain. The stamps are all stamped in archival black ink, from artistic outposts steampunk set. I used some (very) old rubons from CTMH for the inner lid, which I have been hoarding forever, lol. Lots of Tim Holtz hardware and I have a treasure box that my laddie loves!
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