Sunday, 17 November 2013

Wishing on a Star Gift Box by Lynne Moncrieff


This week I have been using one of my newly acquired colours from Martha Stewart.  Normally I tend to work with vintage tones of pinks, sepias or wintry whites but finally I found a blue I have been looking for, a blue which is lovely for Christmas projects.



Scrap of handmade/mulberry paper
Deko Ice (or any clear/diamond glass glitter or any sparkly product)
Extras:- Papier mache star box, metal frame (substitute with a Tim Holtz frame) and guipure lace


Apply Gesso to the box. 

Create the snowflake pattern on the lid with the Clear Scraps Nordic Snowflake stencil and the Maimeri Light Modeling Paste. 

Using the same stencil select two different snowflakes and working with the Modeling Paste, apply alternate snowflakes onto each section of the base of the box.

Apply the Sea Lavender paint once the modelling paste has dried then apply the Maimeri Iridescent Medium. 

Dry brush Gesso onto a metal label frame. Apply Gel Medium to adhere the Deko Ice or substitute sparkle. 

Stamp wish (from Oxford Impressions Sleigh Bells) onto handmade paper scrap with Archival Ink. Adhere to the frame and embellish with pearl stickers. Adhere to the box lid and finally embellish the box with guipure lace.


Until next time.




  1. Gorgeous star Lynne, Love the textured snowflakes...beautiful colours too... it is so Beautiful... Hugs May x x x

  2. That Sea Lavender is lovely. And how special to receive a gift in a box as beautiful as this.

  3. Wow Lynne. Your star is simply Stunning. The colours look fantastic and the details finish it off beautifully. Hugs Rita xxx

  4. What a lovely box this is! This is such a beautiful shade of blue with a perfect name to describe it! I love the effect of the iridescent medium over it too. This is a magical creation, perfect for a special gift or simply to decorate - maybe under a tree at Christmas. Julie Ann xx

  5. A beautiful box Lynne and I love the blue. I find most shades available in crafting are little harsh but you're right, this is just perfect.

  6. I just love the subtleness of the beautiful sea lavender colour and the slight sheen that the snowflakes have. This is a gift in itself. Hugs, Anne x

  7. beautiful work lynne. the colour is so delicate. stunning x

  8. beautiful work lynne. the colour is so delicate. stunning x

  9. What a wonderful icy blue - perfect for your style, and this gorgeous gift box!
    Alison x

  10. What a gorgeous make and wonderful idea - great Christmas present full of little goodies!
    Thanks for the tutorial!!

  11. Wish apun a beautiful star!! Such a lovely box, with the Snowflake stencil, it looks so difficult to stencil such a little box, but you as alwayes create wonderful stunning pieces,my dear Lynne. The soft pale blue, is perfect, like the shadow on white snow!!
    Hug from Dorthe

  12. A gorgeous seasonal creation Lynne. Love the soft colour tones and beautiful texture.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  13. Oh Lynne this is Gorgeous! Love all the texture and sparkle!

  14. Perfect Miss Lynne, it's a fabulous memory keeper for anyone's tree.. Thanks for sharing..

  15. What a perfectly lovely and charming star box of wishes ♥

  16. This looks fabulous.
    Avril xx

  17. Totally fab Lynne, that blue is truly gorgeous!

  18. What a beautiful colour! This is a stunning ornament Lynne xx


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