Welcome to the Crafter's Companion USA Christmas blog hop!
If you are coming from Amy's blog, you are in the right place. If not, make sure you head over to Crafter’s Companion USA over here, where the blog hop starts. We are giving away a prize on every blog, including the entire set of our new Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to one lucky winner who posts a comment on every blog. These markers are so new, that you will be receiving our first prototype of them. That's 72 markers!
Spectrum Noir pens are alcohol ink based which have been designed specifically for crafters, but these affordable markers are also great for beginners, students and hobby artists alike. Each pen is double-ended, with a broad chisel nib for large area fills and a fine bullet tip for detailed work. Spectrum Noir marker pens will soon be available in 168 colour shades including a colourless blender. The colours blend seamlessly and can be mixed or layered over each other. These fast drying, alcohol based markers are acid-free and non-toxic, and the coloured ends of the pen allow for easy colour identification. The image colour has been reproduced as accurately as possible.
For today's blog hop project, I made an altered paper mache gift box to share with you.
I started my project by painting the outside of a paper mache circular box and lid with red paint. I avoided painting the middle parts of the base where paper would be covering it. Next, I took some leftover paper I had and wound two strips around the base of the box.
For the lid, I cut out an oval in my patterned paper and adhered it to the box top. I then wound two pieces of red ribbon over the top and adhered them inside the box top with quick drying tacky glue. I also added a few flowers and rhinestones along the ribbon.
My Humphrey the Elephant Feed-the-Birds stamped image was colored with my Spectrum Noir markers (same ones we are giving away). I love how the colors can be blended together. To create the snow, I covered the bottom area with glossy accents and the sprinkled glitter all over it. For the smaller areas around the birdhouse, I used Stickles.
I hope you were inspired by my project today and try your hand at creating your own beautiful gift boxes. I am giving away a Humphrey the Elephant Feed-the-Birds stamp set to one lucky random commenter. Please leave a comment before Sunday, December 11th at midnight for your chance to win. All the winners' names will be posted at Crafter's Companion USA News blog on Tueday December 13th. (Must be a U.S. resident to win).
Your next stop is the talented Khristen of Khristen's Craft room.
Thank you for stopping by!