Altered Art: Jewellery Chest, part3

Hi again and its time for the final reveal!

The completed art project: interior.

The completed art project: interior.

The completed lid with all those layers.

The completed lid with all those layers.

I have completed my jewellery chest and I am very happy with how it has turned out 🙂

I started off by picking out a pile of embellishments that I knew that I definitely wanted to use. This pile included faux flowers, gems, doilies and some fussy cut paper pieces too. I also knew that I wanted to use Dew Drops – tiny glass nuggets purchased via e bay – as part of my design.

A selection of my chosen embellishments.

A selection of my chosen embellishments.

I then started to layer the elements on to the lower left side of the lid:

Layering the cluster together.

Layering the cluster together.

Wooden elements, fabric and paper flowers plus velveteen leaves.

Wooden elements, fabric and paper flowers plus velveteen leaves.

I edged both the outer and inner lid faces with ribbon trim. The outer trim is a voile rose ribbon and the inner is a braided trim. Both are in neutral tones. I used glossy accents as well as my heat gun to adhere all the pieces onto my Jewellery chest.

Selection of tools and adhesives.

Selection of tools and adhesives.

Once my pieces were all placed and adhered, I highlighted raised areas with both White Gesso and Blue Distress paint. I also used some lilac distress ink on the lid interior, over the area s that I dry embossed:

The lid interior: Dry embossed and highlighted with Gesso and Lilac Distress ink.

The lid interior: Dry embossed and highlighted with Gesso and Lilac Distress ink.

I then added the glass gems with glossy accents and tweaked any areas that I felt needed more emphasis, by added touches of gesso or distress paint. I also added some spritzes’ of an aqua spray ink to lift the colour scheme:

Aqua spray inks for added interest plus a close up of the upper right section of the lid outer.

Aqua spray inks for added interest plus a close up of the upper right section of the lid outer.

Here is a close up of my fussy cutting:

Fussy cut embellishments covered with glossy accents.

Fussy cut embellishments covered with glossy accents.

I hope that you have enjoyed my sharing this project. Please comment below – I would love to hear your thoughts, and your ideas of what you would have done in your own style.

Here are some more pictures of the finished project:

Glass nuggets purchased via e bay.

Glass nuggets purchased via e bay.

Lovely layers.

Lovely layers.

Overall effect.

Overall effect.

The completed lid with all those layers.

The completed lid with all those layers.

Before glass gems were added.

Before glass gems were added.

Wooden elements, fabric and paper flowers plus velveteen leaves.

Wooden elements, fabric and paper flowers plus velveteen leaves.

Adding depth and dimension with various mediums.

Adding depth and dimension with various mediums.

Rear view of my chosen papers.

Rear view of my chosen papers.

Embellishing the rear of my Jewellery Chest - chipboard roses and glass gems.

Embellishing the rear of my Jewellery Chest – chipboard roses and glass gems.

The side compartments.

The side compartments.

Ink spritzed with Aqua spray inks.

Ink spritzed with Aqua spray inks.

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Purple velveteen butterfly – by Petaloo – I love Butterflies!!

Left side compartments.

Left side compartments.

Draw pull - buffed with antique silver Buff It polish and a touch of gesso.

Draw pull – buffed with antique silver Buff It polish and a touch of gesso.

Finished drawers with velveteen butterfly.

Finished drawers with velveteen butterfly.

The blank 'canvas'  of my Jewellery chest project.

The blank ‘canvas’ of my Jewellery chest project.

The completed art project.

The completed art project.

Thank you so much for stopping by and any questions, please ask 🙂

Take care and Happy Crafting !!! xx

About JenniferRabbit

I am an avid crafter and will try any artistic medium that I can :)
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6 Responses to Altered Art: Jewellery Chest, part3

  1. Carol says:

    Looks beautiful very cleverxx

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  2. I can barely remember what it looked like before you started your project. It seems such a shame to have it in your craft room for your ‘bits and pieces’. It should have pride of place on your dresser in your bedroom.

    Well done. It was quite a challenge but you got there and got a great result for all your efforts!
    Sending crafty squidges ~ Cobs. x

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    • Thanks Cobs- guess what? You are right and it IS on my bedroom dresser lol!! I’m glad you liked the finished piece – it did take a while waiting for all the different layers to dry, but patience makes a big difference with this type of thing 🙂 rlI must add though, that I often make a card or do something else whilst I’m waiting, to keep me from rushing back too soon 🙂 xx

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