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Sunday 2 December 2012

Gift Time at PanPastel UK

Hello I'm back again with my second post of the day, and this time its my DT project for PanPastel UK where our theme is 'Gift Time', as always there's a fab PanPastel starter set to be won thanks to our generous sponsor Berni from Your Creativity Store.

I've made a gift box using an empty Malteser box, why is it that maltesers always taste better from a box than they do in a bag?  For this project I've used PanPastels and the fab Maimeri mediums from Your Creativity Store. I began by giving the box a coat of  Maimeri white gesso and then applied Maimeri Light Modelling Paste using a Crafters Workshop steampunk template on the front of the box. Once that was dry I applied PanPastels in Neutral Grey, Paynes Grey, Raw Umber and Burnt Sienna, before brushing over with mica powders for a metallic effect. I've added spellbinders lattice corners coloured with black and paynes grey PanPastels to the corners.

I've used an Idea-ology hitch fastener to close the box, bottlecaps painted with silver acrylic paint for the  feet and an Ornate Plate on the front, the 'Journey' stamp is from Chocolate Baroque. I found a box of steampunky looking 'thingamjigs' in the shed a couple of weeks ago so I've popped on on top of the box. I was really chuffed with it until I realised that it was so heavy it made the whole thing tip over, eeeeeeek!!! Anyway after a bit of a panic, I added a nestie labels 4 die cut under the feet and phew it stands up again!

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Anything but a card challenge: anything but a card
Crafty Catz: Recycle/Upcycle
Little Miss Muffet: Tags or gifts
Tuesday Alchemy: anything goes

Thanks for visiting today and for your kind comments
Claire xx


  1. A fabulous project Claire, I love the texture and colours and the recycling of the maltesers box is a brilliant idea. The embellishments add the perfect finishing touch.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  2. One things for sure - you won't be able to use it to keep Maltesers in any more - they'd all roll out!
    It's an amazing piece of art work. Love the colours and the texture - clever you to think of the stand at the bottom to keep it balanced. I love it.
    Beryl xx

  3. Terrific! Very original and striking,

    Lucy x

  4. Treasure of a creation - really gorgeous. So true about maltesers yummier out of box! Nicola x

  5. This is a brilliant piece of artwork

    Jackie x

  6. Hi Claire, what a gorgeous creation! warm greet Mirandax

  7. This is absolutely stunning Claire, you would never guess it was originally a malteser box, I love the colours and the gorgeous texture
    Lindsay xx

  8. Awesome alteration Claire! The colours are superb, I do so love that frosty blue colour. Mmmmm maltezers, yum I can easily polish off a box. xx

  9. Wow! what a fantastic creation! Perfect for our recycle or recycle theme at Crafty Catz this week :) x

  10. Gorgeous creation, Claire. LOVE the textures on this box as well as the colors you chose. The nestie base was a stroke of genius! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tuesday Alchemy!

  11. wow this is a superb creation many thanks for sharing it with us at TCrafty Catz this week hugs sassyx

  12. oh wow this is stunning now why cant they come boxes like this. Thanks for joining us at Crafty catz


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