Saturday, 8 December 2012

'Amour' Trinket box by Paula Tidman


For my project, I've altered a plain wooden trinket box using one of the stamps from the lovely new Lynne Perrella Collection 017. This image is not particularly Christmassy so can be used at other times too which is a bonus. The Amour Definition stamp is by Catslife Press and the other text stamps are JustRite Stamps Greetings from Paris and Shabby Chic Labels Four.
The box was sanded down and given three coats of PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint in Vintage Lace on the inside and outside. Then another light sanding. The images were then stamped randomly using black Archival ink. I coloured the images using Distress inks in Victorian Velvet and Broken China. Then I gave it a coat of Distress Crackle in Clear Rock Candy. This bleached some of the colour, so once dry, I sponged on some more Distress inks in Salty Ocean and Victorian Velvet, then a touch of gold leafing along the edges and light coat of spray varnish to seal the colours.


  1. The different stamps all work so beautifully together, Paula. What a lovely gift your trinket box will make!

  2. An absolutely delightful make! The stamps look just perfect with the romantic pastel palette.
    Alison x

  3. Beautiful Paula, love the delicate colours that go so well with the romantic feel of the stamps, this would make a fab Valentine's gift!

  4. So lovely dear Paula, I love how you coloured the stamp images,it is a beautiful box!

  5. love the colouring too on this super little box.

  6. Wow - this is very beautiful. Love the hues and gorgeous crackling. Nicola x


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