Upcycled with Quilling: Wooden Mystery Gift Box..

Hello all..

Here is a up-cycled wooden box  which I made using quilling technique. I had a wooden box lying at home from many days. it had some prints on its sides and It was looking very dull and awkward. I couldn’t use it for display as it had no aesthetic appeal. I converted it into a beautiful mystery box by embellishing it with some mixed media:  quilled designs, glittery paper (brown), sequins and beads . This makes a wonderful birthday present.

As I say birthday, how can I forget to mention that  Lulupu- The Craft Longue has turned 3 this month. I wish you a very happy birthday Lulupu.

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This is my entry for the Indian Quilling Challenge #14   Beyond Grey Challenge #66 and  Lulupu challenge #47.

Techniques: Quilling and upcycling.
Materials: I used a old wooden box, brown glittery paper from an old invitation ( to cover the sides and the top center portion of the box), The acetate stiff which comes along with a new shirts collar ( used it to make the flowers and butterfly pop out as the box is opened)
Embellishments: glittery sequins, quilled swirls, flowers
Shapes: Square/Cube
Twist 3: I have used flowers in triplets to emphasize the number 3.
Colors: I used the pastel colors which are so soothing and mild on eyes.
Mood board: I have scripted the word “life” using quillography to depict that Life is a mystery box which never fails to amuse us as it unfolds.


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