Hello and happy Friday friends! Today I would like to share with you my graffiti inspired memory box. I had a lot of fun with this and I hope the friend it is going to will be just as happy with it as I am. Gina has a great selection of these 5 x 7 boxes. This one was a custom order for me, but you can get any of the ATC Shrines in a 5 x 7 size. Just email Gina and ask!
I used a simple paint technique on the box itself then covered it with some Kaisercraft basecoat paper. I love this paper as I looks like brick walls. This was the beginnings of my graffiti look.
Above here you can see the top of the box. I have used one of the stackable labels from Gina's and some sticker words on top of it. I painted the label a soft blue and then distressed it with some Prima chalk ink.
On the back, sides and inside of the box I did a lot of mixed media work. I used various stencils and stamps to make it have a very urban feel. You can also see at the top right corner I have added one of Gina's Steampunk doilies and a metal hinge on the side as well.
The new chain and gear frames are so much fun to work with. I embossed them with some platinum embossing powder. The background you can see more of my texture paste in script and boxed letters.
I hope you will stop over to the store today and pick up one of these memory boxes, they are super fun to alter!
Gina's Designs Items Used
Other Items used
Kaisercraft Basecoat Paper
Metal from Butterbeescraps
Crafters Workshop Stencil
Artist Cellar Stencil
Dina Wakley Stencil
Lindy's Stamp Gang Spray
Ranger Embossing Powder
Gilder's Paste Rust