Friday, March 26, 2010

Tissue Paper Wall Boxes

Oh where has the time gone! Sorry it has been so long with no inspiration for you all.  I had my wisdom teeth removed about a week and a half ago and have be knocked out in bed since.  It wouldn't be a far reach to say that we didn't get along and I would take labor over having my wisdom teeth removed any day.  Seriously.  But I am back now and so excited to show you my...

Tissue Paper Wall Boxes
Yeah!!

I am so in love with these and they were so super easy.  First thing that you are going to need is 4 8X8" wooden wall boxes. I got mine at Porter's for $4.99.  You can go bigger if you want but I figured these would be the easiest sizes to print pics for.  You also need to find 4 flower pictures that you like.  I googled mine so I don't have the link or anything for them but you can do the same and find pictures that you like. I then changed the color to a light sepia and added text to each picture (live, laugh, love, always) and put them in the bottom right of each picture, and then printed them onto cardstock before cutting the paper down to 8X8" squares.
The next thing I did was paint the edges of the boxes a dark brown color and then used the glossy mod podge to attach the pictures onto the tops of the boxes.
After I got all of the pictures attached, I took three of my fave distress inks and used a rag to rub some color around the edges of each box, making sure that each color stood out.
This next step is what made me love these boxes. I wanted them to have an aged look, so I took some white tissue paper and crumpled it into a ball
then uncrumpled it and put a thin layer of mod podge on the pictures and layed the tissue paper over the box.  Then flatten the tissue paper over the top.  It should look wrinkley and old. After it is all pressed down put another layer of mod podge over the top of the tissue paper. Make sure that you use a lot of mod podge to help the tissue paper get a sort of see through look.
Once the mod podge dries, peel off the excess tissue paper and use a sharp knife around the edges to make sure that all of the excess comes off.
Last step is to apply one more layer of mod podge over the top and around all sides to that the finish has a nice shine to it.  Let them dry overnight and wha-la!
These babies are going straight up on the wall in my room, but don't you have a cute little shelf or empty wall space in your home that these would be perfect for? I thought so...




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11 comments:

Suzanne said...

That looks so cool!! I was thinking out side the box:), but I could use scrap wood out in the garage and it would look cool too!! I was thinking about putting pictures of the kids and then putting the tissue paper over it?

♥ kimberly said...

Those are really cool. How do you come up with these ideas? I guess laying in bed for nearly 2 weeks must have given you a little creatvity bug.

Sammy said...

Suzanne- Any picture should work as long as you have enough mod podge to give the tissue paper a see-through effect

Mod Podge Amy said...

Turned out FABULOUS!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [02 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Lori said...

How very cute.

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V and Co. said...

fabulous! thanks for linking up!

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

That turned out so great. I love the pictures and the faded look. Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.

Kristina said...

I just found your blog and I love this picture idea! I am having trouble finding the wooden wall boxes. Where can I get them at?

Sammy @ Paisley and Me said...

Kristina-
I tried to email you but can't get to your profile, but I found the boxes at Porter's. Hopefully you see this. Let me know if there is any other info that you need!

Kristina said...

Thanks for responding! I have never heard of Porter's. Is it a craft store? I tried searching online but could not find anything.
Here is my email address: kristinamv86@gmail.com

 
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