The new Fashionable Stamping Challenge is Dressmaking, Corsets and Accessories. Please do head over to the blog for lots of gorgeous and inspirational projects from The Fashionettes. The challenges run for two weeks and it is sponsored by the lovely Marina from Cottage Crafts with a gorgeous set of dressing maker stamps for the winning entry.
I decided to make a little dressmakers box, as you know I love altering boxes. This is one of a set of three boxes I have altered for a friend, who handed me three boxes and asked me to stamp on them for her!! I hope she likes them as she was a bit vague with her remit LOL.
Anyway I painted the box with three coats of my favourite matt emulsion from B & Q Craig and Rose, it has a chalky finish and I find it ideal for stamping on. Then I always sand it down with fine wet and dry paper to give a smooth finish.
The stamps used are Crafty Individuals CI - 306 & 328 and Oxford Impressions The dressmaker. I used a combination of distress inks and water colour paints to colour the stamps. Then using wood balsam to seal the box and giving it a subtle sheen. I added a touch of silver to the scissors using a krylon pen and a added a sewing machine charm too. Finally lining the box with some paper from my stash.
Hope you all have a lovely Sunday
Happy Crafting XX