The Button Box

I have a stash of boxes to alter; tin, wood, plastic and cardboard.  I’m extremely intimidated by them though, so they just sit on a shelf and stare down at me collecting dust and wondering if I will ever give any of them a coveted spot on my art table and lather them with painted attention.  I finally grabbed one of the smallest, and jumped in.  I chose this one because I had two exactly the same, so if I “messed up” I could toss it and still have one more to conquer.

Thank you Apple for your contribution – you make some mighty fine durable plastic boxes!IMG_0527       I started by adding a nice thick icing of modeling paste to the box, to embed the buttons in.IMG_0532The center piece is a pin that I had in my jewelry box, purchased a couple of decades ago at JC Penney’s.  IMG_0528While the top dries, I made some feet for the bottom.  I painted some wooden pieces black and gave them a couple of coats of clear nail polish for a varnished finish and hot glued them to the bottom.IMG_0533The box was painted with black paint, for dimension, and topped with bronze and rust metallic paint and highlighted with gold.IMG_0546

IMG_0544The inside was painted with metallic red.  The butterfly was adhered to bottom.  Having all these pieces removable was nice. IMG_0549As always – if you have any questions, please leave a comment!IMG_0547

About Sam

A lover of crafts and art trapped in the mind of an accountant. My dream is to someday be set free of the cubicle prison. Meanwhile, I craft and I create to set my mind free.
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2 Responses to The Button Box

  1. gonerustic says:

    Beautiful – what a great way to transform a very ordinary looking box into something amazing! =D

  2. Pingback: Compass box | Craftart

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