Hi, Lucy here, for my final Guest Designer project. I wanted to make something that would really showcase the gorgeous Tim Holtz Tiny Things stamp set and I thought this trinket box with its recessed or inlaid section on the lid, would be perfect. I also wanted to use his French Industrial papers which I used for the Tart Tin last week, but this time using the plainer designs and building up layers of stamping in co-ordinating inks, again with a Paris theme. For the tiles I've used Tim's Fragments acrylic pieces from my stash, but if you don't have any of these, why not use chipboard tiles and glaze them with UTEE?
To start off I removed the clasps, sanded the box, painted it red, inside and out, and cut the papers to fit all of the sections. I stamped all the pieces with the large background stamp from the Tim Holtz Memoirs set, and also his Harlequin stamp I've had for years. I used StazOn in Jet Black and Blazing Red but I didn't really like the red as it was too pink so I switched to using the paint I'd used on the box, dabbing it onto the stamp with cut n dry foam.
I glued all my pieces in place with Gel Medium. I used an unstamped strip of the paper between the lid and the edge to break up the design a little. I coloured my clasps and hinges with alcohol ink and screwed them back on.
I finished off the box with some gold crown charms for feet!
Thank you for having me here at Eclectic Paperie: it's been such fun, and your kind comments have meant so much!