Welcome back for another fortnight challenge with Smudgy Antics!
For this challenge we want to see more than just paper and glue.
We want to see dimension and lots of it.
The Smudgy Antics team wants to see you guys and gals
ALTER a BOX.
This is the last week of this challenge.
You may use any type of box. The box can be big or small, cardboard or wood, or even plastic. The shape can be creative as well. Do you have any leftover heart shaped boxes from Valentine’s Day? If so, you may be a hoarder, but you will have a cool box to work with!
For my DT Alter a Box challenge project I made a mini portable Shrine for Durga.
First I am going to show you what my cigar box looked like before I altered it. There is only one Cigar Shop that I know of in my area, and they make you buy your boxes. I really like how this box looks to I went ahead and paid the man the $6.00 he wanted.
Doesn’t it already look like it could be a shrine?? I just love how it opens!
Here is the side of the box and of course both sides look the same.
Now for the Altering:
I have used “Durga” from Smeared Ink. (Follow the link to get yours.) I colored here with Copics, and Glitter Copics. The bottom panel I picked up from the web. I also used a gold pen from Jelly Roll. The gold and silver braided trim on the edges, and the ribbon on the bottom is from “Wrights.” As you can tell the front gold object is an incense burner. That I actually added a cone incense to and burned it. Before I started to alter my box, I spray painted black.
Here is a close up view of the digi Durga!
Here is a Left inside view and a Right inside view of the Shrine. The square orange peice is Durga’s symbol. The other square piece is the Ohm.
Here is the Left and Right outside of the box. Those are bottle caps that I added images to then I added Crystal Effects to seal them. I used Digi Paper called “Oriental Lotus Paper” from Delicious Doodles for the sides, I printed it on photo paper. I retrieved the images shown here from the web.
This is what it looks like with the lid is down. Both of the symbols in the bottle caps is the OHM. I then used my Cropadile to make holes, added jump rings so I could hang the tassels that are from Tim Holtz. I added a hand charm to the center top.
So when you are all finished, you can pack it all up and travel with it. Making it a portable mini shrine!
If you would like to find out who Durga is click here!
Well I hope you enjoyed my “Alter a Box” project.
To play Smudgy Antics’ “Alter a Box” challenge CLICK HERE!
I hope you go and check out that link because there are some wonderful boxes made by the other DTs that you just don’t want to miss seeing! You will be sad you missed it really!
Why don’t you come out and visit with us at Smeared and Smudged, there are more challenges there too!
Thank you for your visit, and thank you for your comments! Stay crafty my friends!