Friday 7 February 2014

DT Project No 2 by Lucy Edmondson - Featuring Jilly Bean Soup - Heart Healthy Box

I made this heart shaped chocolate box for Valentine's Day featuring the Jilly Bean Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup Collection. I painted a papier mache box with Fresco Finish paints in a mixture of London Bus and Brown Shed and covered the top with the Love paper. I edged it with a red pleated ribbon from my stash and some of the paper cut with a scalloped punch.

I cut the flowers using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and a piece of hessian to go with the natural look of the paper range. I covered the hessian with watered down PVA first and let it dry so that it didn't fray. I made up the flowers and then edged them with some of the Wow White Embossing Enamel to define the edges and popped a red heart from my stash in the middle and added green fabric leaves. I added a white doily, and a couple of the white heart pins from the kit we were sent which you can see peeking out at the back.

The shrink plastic plaque which reads, 'I love you 365 days of the year' is made in the same way as the one in Monday's post here, and is made with the co-ordinating stamps set and the Versafine Satin Red ink pad.