Sunday, June 12, 2011

A Summer-themed Project

I am primarily a layout maker, but I really do love to absorb myself in altered projects every now and then. I had the best time playing with Echo Park’s fun summer lines and a Tim Holtz configurations box for this project. This is the finished box.

And here are the steps I used to make it.  When, I opened the package, I found an outer box with a lid and several small inner boxes. You can configure the inner boxes in different ways or you can leave some out as I did. 
First, I used a thin layer of inexpensive white acrylic paint from a craft store to white-wash the inner boxes and outer frame. 

Next, I pulled out some mists from Tattered Angels, tested the colors on plain white paper flowers, then began misting the box. I laid some netting over one corner as a mask.
The last step was to gather some journaling cards and stickers from Echo Park. I used three different lines: Summer Days, Little Boy and Playground, putting things at different layers and heights in the box. Then I borrowed a white convertible Matchbox car from my son for the bottom right and raised the car on foam squares.

After the inner boxes were decorated, I glued them in and covered the project with the frame I had misted. The last step was to add a few Echo Park stickers to the outer frame. Below is a more detailed look at the left and right sides of the configurations box.

This project was featured on the Echo Park blog on 6/2/2011.  You can find the EP blog entry here:


  1. Honestly, what can't you do with paper?? You totally rocked this and it is super inspirational! :)

  2. Very beautiful project! Love it all! Congrats in the EP GDT!

  3. I love this! Such a happy home decor piece!


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