Tiny Treasures

Here we are in November with winter around the corner along with the holidays, which are always full of sparkle & light…‚Ķeven this year they’ll be full of joy, just in a different way!

As the holiday season approaches I see more holiday projects, which makes me want to pull out the glitter…yes glitter comes out for Christmas only on my craft table!

But before I get all sparkly, my love for grunge needs it’s moment, you know it’s all about balance!

When I found this little wood box it was totally flat and plain (hmmm maybe I should’ve taken a before shot for you, next time). To start I covered it in black gesso, why black you might ask, well when I know I’m going more grunge & dark, black gesso makes a better base coat than white.

Once the gesso was dry I used a brick stencil and Finnabair’s Pumice Stone texture paste to create this yummy texture!

I had to dress up the front of the drawer a bit using Tim Holtz embellishments. I just noticed I used the #20….that was not intentional, but it works!

The box was painted with a number of different Finnabair metallic paints to create this shiny grungy finish!

Getting the little Tim Holtz mini trophy to match the box was a bit tricky, alcohol inks came to the rescue!

The stop watch and typewriter were cut using Tim Holtz Movers & Shakers dies. I added a Tim Holtz mini gear and watch hands to finish off the stop watch. One of his word stamps, geez I think it’s from one of the first stamp sets of his I purchased, finished off the typewriter. And how cute is that paper doll all propped up there!

I’ve brought this piece into my home ‘office’ and trying to decide what tiny treasures I can store in this little box. I’m thinking of candies, but maybe my headphones need a home. What would you store inside?

Thank you for stopping by, I hope this inspires you to take a moments break from creating holiday projects and do something different!

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