Hello all.  What do you do with the box when you buy a pair of shoes?  Some shops will give you an alternative to the box, which is good, but for this pair of shoes they gave me the box and it was a nice study one.  Just couldn’t put it in the recycling bin so came up with this.

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I had purchased a class from NataliesStudio HERE  (I thoroughly enjoyed it).  One of the classes was a collaged stool. I thought the stool was spectacular but  I wasn’t brave enough to tackle such a large project but a shoe box was possible.  I painted the inside of the box with aqua acrylic paint and the bottom part of the outside with pink acrylic. To the top I added a variety of torn papers, tissue paper, images and old book pages. I used Mod Podge to adhere and glaze the pieces.

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When the top was finally dry (I left it over night) I added some Kaisercraft rubons  and a black sharpie to draw around the edge to give it a frame.  After a while I decided that a white gel pen would add the final touch on the black pen.

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It is in use already holding some of my precious crafting goodies. The final result makes me smile.  Why not try some collage, I think you will find it great fun.

Bye for now,

Lorraine

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