Friday, May 29, 2015

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #29 --Eroded Metallic--Vintage Trinket Box

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #29 --Eroded Metallic
This is a technique-based challenge, and it’s a good one: Eroded Metallic. You’ll love this look. It works with everything from steampunk to shabby-chic to romantic floral themes, and it’s easy and lots of fun. Check out Tim’s tutorial on page 44 of  A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol.3 for the lowdown.

 This is what the outcome of the Tim technique was above...I love it! Hard to believe this was just a cardboard box!
 In addition to the Tim technique from the book, I added some texture paste for an even more eroded look..Also did his technique on the mason jar just to see if it worked on glass!
 I used some paper flowers,grunge paper die cuts, a TH frame and a TH coin with the word "altered"
 I am also a jewelry maker and have collected many pieces of vintage broken and mismatched items which I put to use to create a wonderfully vintage look!
A closer view of my erosion....

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  1. Yvonne...your box and mason jar are awesome! You're so right...hard to believe this was just a plain paper mache box! What a transformation! I love the colors you used to create your eroded metallic effect. Perfection! I also love how you embellished your box to give it that shabby chic/vintage feeling. So pretty! Your mason jar is also very cool. You did a fabulous job with this challenge! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  2. Wow, the box and jar both look like antique beauties. So much eye candy with all the details on the box... LOVELY! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CC3C, Yvonne.

  3. Wow-Wow-WOW! Amazing creation, and the texture paste was a great added touch to the box. Hard to believe, indeed, that it was a plain cardboard box. Fabulous!

  4. Um....Stunning...Amazing...I am almost speechless! This is absolutely gorgeous. I love how you used the technique to turn this plain box into the piece of art! Wow Yvonne! Fabulous!
    Thanks for playing along!

  5. Thanks for your lovely compliments ladies! It's great getting positive feedback from people that inspire me! Funny that you all refer to me as Yvonne too...It is actually my middle

  6. Thanks for that close up of your "erosion", that was a kick! So distressingly elegant. I especially love the pearl and chain trim. This is a really excellent example of the eroded metallic technique. Thanks for sharing this on CC3C!

  7. WAY TO GO!!! Awesome in every way and love the mason jar too! So so gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining the fun!!