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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ticket to Magic

Have you ever made an explosion box?  These are so fun to make!  They take a bit of time but they are so worth it.  (I'm going to apologize in advance for how long this post is).

 This box has a disney theme and since disney is all about glamour and sparkle, what better medium to work with than CI Paint, with all its shimmer and shine!

For the top, I made some flowers and painted them with CI Paints 'Sunshine', 'Blush', 'AquaMarine', and 'Amethyst'.  The butterflies were stamped and painted with the same paints.  I wanted pastel colors so I mixed my main color with 'Blue Ice' and glazing medium.

I made some glimmer mist with CI Paint 'Gold' and 'Blue Ice',rubbing alcohol and water and then spritzed the entire box.  I think this box is going to glow in the dark, LOL!  

And then you take off the lid and TA-DA!

Did I mention how fun these are?  Sometimes I think I'm still a kid!

There are pockets that hold tags for photos and journaling.  They have buttons sewn on for pull tabs.  The center has a castle and butterflies that are attached to acrylic strips which lets them flutter when the box is opened.  More handmade flowers and glimmer mist.  Each panel has a tri-fold card which closes by being tucked under the ladies skirts.


Hope you give this box a try and that you have as much fun as I did.
 Hugs, Sarah


Holly said...

Oh my GOSH! This is awesome!!!!!

Kianel said...

WOW!!! marvellous effect indeed! great job on that explosion box!
Love from France, Kianel.

Dawnll said...

This is just FABULOUS!!!
LOVE the details and sparkle all over.
Thanks for sharing such a fun project.
I hope we are all little girls at heart
blessings to you, Dawn ll

LittleSunday said...

This is soooooooo beautiful!!!!

Creative Inspirations said...

This is just too cool!!!! Love it!

Kirei na Kami said...

This creation is definitely "The Ticket to Magic" because it is absolutely DREAMY and incredibly BEAUTIFUL!!! WOWEE, WOW, WOW, WOW!!!! I am still trying to pick my jaw up from the floor!!! Pure perfection, Sarah!!! PURE PERFECTION!!!!


BarbaraW said...

Absolutely awesome. You really put your heart into this.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Very pretty Sarah!! Love all the detail that you put into this!! Amazing!!

Crafterkhush said...

This is soo awesome.. I love the detailing.. The box I tried was really simple...!!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Wow, what an awesome project. I love these albums and particularly love what you did with it. Rock on!