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Gift box for your favorite mermaid

Hello my fellow crafty friends!  We are featuring boxes of all sorts this month at Altered Pages Artsociates.  Today I have a gift box for your favorite mermaid (or mermaid lover). 

Just a plain white gift box covered with gesso

I used a sponge brush to apply the paint instead of a traditional paint brush because I didn't want a smooth finish.

I chose a gelato that closely matched the paint just to give the edges definition.  I used my fingers to apply the gelatos.

After the brown, I added touches of gold and blue to give the paint more of a grungy feel.

Why use ribbon on a present when you can use lace?

Dew Drops bring the bubbles to life on this collage image
I added Stickles to the white highlights already on the mermaid's body and coral. 

A birthday greeting completes the design.

Dixie Bell Terra Cotta paint
Mermaid Muse Kit image - enlarged on a color copier
Altered Card Words image
Dew Drops
Gold Opulence corner stickers
Lace or ribbon
Tacky Glue
Gel Medium
Foam Dimensional Adhesive (for the words)


  1. gorgeous box, great idea for a present. xo

  2. what a sweet way to give a gift, reusable and contiunues to be a reimnder of a good friend. GREAT!


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