Saturday, 7 April 2018

Masculine faux metal box

Yes, it's faux, because originally it's a paper box that I altered for our April challenge: Pimp it up! 

This box was part of the package of an electronic device. It was quite sturdy and quite suitable for storing bits and bobs. But it had wounds where I pulled off the sellotapes.

I cut out a few cogs and hardware pieces with Tim Holtz-Sizzix Bigz dies from chipboard. Then I glued them onto the box along with real metal pieces. When I was ready with the glueing, I put a layer of black gesso everywhere.

After the first coat of gesso, I turned the box upside down and on its side and I realized how many parts (mainly the edges of the cut-outs) were still uncovered. So don't forget to check every part.

Then I smeared DecoArt Red Iron Oxide on the whole surface with a piece of sponge.

When it was dry, I mixed DecoArt Quinacadrion Gold with Rust Paste and with a brush I applied it to the cut-outs and metal pieces. Then with a brush, I blotted the edges with this mix. Then I added a little gold and because it became too shiny a toned back with a tiny black gesso.

If you have an altered project, please join our April challenge where you can win £20 voucher.


  1. The metal effect is effective, Monika. I must visit the DIY store for these metal thingies, I bet they're cheap and they are ideal for masculine and steampunk projects. xx

  2. Stunning box - I love how you have created this and the finished effect is fabulous.

  3. This is fabulous Monika !
    Corrie x


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