Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Vintage Lunchbox Reborn

I really had a blast altering this lunchbox, and I have to say it may be my favorite thing I've ever stamped...or at least in the top three. It took a really REALLY long time, as far as stamping goes, about 35 hours total work time. I put alot of elements into it- I made my own papers(that snakeskin looking stuff, I'm so proud I actually made that out of paper towels!), added in three different layers of paint including a crackle finish, decoupaged the paper over the paint, used gold leafing, acetate, metal mesh, pearl-ex, glitter, get the idea. I love the look of different metals together so I used both copper and gold accents, I think it adds alot of style to it. The stamped images are from Kimberly Crick at The Enchanted Gallery. The last thing that I will do to this is add a velvet liner to the inside to make it as pretty as the outside.

Both my husband and my sister asked what I was going to do with it. I teased my husband and said I would carry it around as a purse...he laughed and said I could probably pull it off. My sister suggested selling it, but I don't know if I could part with it; I'm leaning more toward purse.

So, just in case you don't remember what it looked like before, here is the pic:

And now, here is what I did to it. You can click the pics for bigger images. Leave me a comment and let me know what you all think!


  1. Okay, I got word that the comments sections were not working on the site, so here's a test...I think I fixed it.Now you can all comment if you wanna ;p

  2. Yikes! That's just amazing. Lots of work, for sure, but OH! So worth it!!!

    Enjoy it!

  3. ok so I follow already, I comment on almost all of your posts, I was a featured artist, and will submit again if need be and I already put your link in one of my posts, so how many entries do I get?????