Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Valentine's Day Heart Boxes with German Glass Glitter & Flowers

I know that lately I've only been blogging about each Putz house I've created, but in the spirit of Valentine's Day, I thought I'd craft something different for gift-giving.

I used to decoupage paper mache boxes way back when, but since I have a love affair with German glass glitter, I felt the need to embellish boxes with it.

From the simple paper mache heart box......



To decadence with charm.....


Painted Tiffany blue, I encrusted the lid with a mixed grit of Silver German Glass Glitter, for the ultimate sparkle. I've sealed the glitter for added adhesion, which will also minimize future tarnish.


Painted a soft warm pink, I encrusted the lid with a fine grit Pink Champagne German Glass Glitter.
Muted, nostalgic elegance.



Hand-tinted millinery flowers and pips are joined together with coordinating silk ribbon, and silver foiled leaves tucked in underneath.



I silver-leafed a heart cutout which I hand-cut a decorative edge to, and attached under the box base. Vintage style tinsel garland is layered over the edging for added dimension. 


As is the nature with paper mache objects, there are production imperfections in surface and shape, which I have creatively worked around by lightly distressing by sanding, to give it a vintage vibe. I've sealed paint inside with varnish, and outside with wax.

After creating so many Putz houses from scratch, surely constructing a heart box would be no big deal now, but......I really needed a building break. Not to mention, if you're trying to sell these, you can only charge so much for a little paper mache box versus a Putz masterpiece......

Okay. NOW I'm going to get going on my chalk-painting!.....
I think.....

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5 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous and definitely not your ordinary heart boxes. It's all the little details that make them so special. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  2. Very beautiful and anyone would treasure them! You are an amazing creator!

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  3. These are so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing them at the Vintage Inspiration Party!

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  4. Thank you Ladies! I just can't resist creating something for Valentine's Day.....:)

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  5. Most women don’t know this... but even if a man is attracted to you or even says he loves you...

    ...chances are he still feels something is missing.

    Because there is a secret, emotional need hidden within his heart that he craves more than anything.

    And in most cases, is not being met.

    The problem is, if it’s not being met, his attention will inevitably wander until he finds a woman who can give it to him.

    Maybe one in a thousand women knows how to do this instinctively, and they usually rise to unbelievable levels of influence and fame.

    But most women, or men for that matter, don’t even know it exists.

    On the other hand, when you have this 1 simple secret...

    You won’t believe the shocking effect you have on the men in your life.

    Here’s a video I discovered that shows you exactly what I’m talking about:

    ==> Here’s what I’m talking about: <=========> He’ll give his heart to the first woman who does THIS...

    Best,
    Ana

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