Friday, December 13, 2013

Upcycled Gift Box Using Stencils and Embossing Paste






I'm blog hopping today using one of Sue Pelletier's whimsical dress stencils for Stencil Girl Products.  I used Sue's "Loose Dress #2" stencil


with Wendy Vecchi's embossing paste, and Scribbles' 3D Fabric paint to upcycle a gift box:


Because my box was already red, this was a super fast and easy project.  But you could do this with any box - just coat it with gesso and a color of paint that you like, and you're good to go!

Here's a video of the process, or you can watch it on You Tube here.  


Did I mention that this is a blog hop?  Check out all the amazing creative souls playing with Sue's stencils!


And make sure to leave a comment here as well as on all the blogs because all of the comments are eligible for a Stencil Girl Giveaway.  The more blogs you visit and comment on, the more chances to win.   The giveaway will close on Monday, December 16th at 11:59PM Central Time.  Check back with Stencil Girl Talk to see who won!

These blog hops are always amazing -- seeing the different ways creative minds use stencils never ceases to amaze me.
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47 comments:

  1. Beautiful box Jessica, thanks for sharing the video!

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  2. This is my favourite stencil technique. It worked wonderfully well on that box.

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  3. Fabulous - I love the added texture!

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  4. Oh Jessica, this turned out so beautifully! I absolutely love it and now I'm thinking that I could combine your idea with Judy's and create that perfect gift that would be two gifts in one! This box would be a fabulous little treasure box in which to keep those 'precious little things' once the gift has been opened! Love it!!!

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  5. So many wonderful ideas for this stencil. Fun!

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  6. I am amazed how much I like this stencil.

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  7. that is a darling decorative box-the stencil worked perfectly on it!

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  8. Jessica.. what a special gift the box will be.

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  9. Sweet idea Jessica! Thank you for sharing!

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  10. A special box, it is, Jessica. You have the touch for sure. Loved all the details you added. Love Linda's idea too. She's cleva.

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  11. Ok, I love watching these videos because I learn how to use products that I have. Love this box and the addition of the tulip paint is spot on. Now I have an idea of using mine as embellishments in my Christmas journal.

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  12. Love the video...and the bling and dimension you added to this box and the brilliant way you cut and used the heart around the side!! LOVE it!

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  13. I love repurposing so the use of this box had my attention to start and the use of the dress stencil on top of the box is just a fantastic idea, I love the texture and the bling added

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  14. Love the stencil on the gift box! I would love to win any of the stencils on this hop.

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  15. such a great idea to put it on a box. gjeneve@gmail.com

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  16. Great video and great gift idea!!!!!

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  17. great idea.. fantastic box and I am as always very happy about the video dear Jessica!

    blessings!

    xxx Susi

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  18. I had so much fun watching your tutorial. Have never used the embossing paste, but you have made it look easy to use, and the tulip paint adds great texture. Very creative, and a project I will definitely have to try!

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  19. Jessica, I always enjoy what you do. Your videos are done so well too. Thank you for the fun inspiration

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  20. I know I would love to receive such a lovely gift

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  21. I have so many little boxes like this I save for "one day" …I am inspired to pull them out now and paint! Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  22. Gorgeous!! Great up-cycle of the box and now it will be a keepsake for the person that receives it! Thank you for the video... great ideas and tips! Loved your statement about cutting up the stencil... sometimes we forget to make the tools we use more usable!

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  23. SO cute! You did a great job. Especially this season, more is more.

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  24. Great project idea. I sometimes find using stencils how they come awkward too - but am I really 'allowed' to cut a stencil up? Dare I? Would I one day regret doing that? Wow it would solve a lot of smudge situations.

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  25. Absolutely love the gift box you have created with this great stencil! The box alone is a gift! I love you style!

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  26. Gorgeous Gift Box Jessica. Love how you used the heart. I'm not sure I could cut into one of my lovely stencils though. Theresa x

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  27. The box using Sue's stencils is just adorable. I'm thinking a great jewelry box for a little girl. I would love to win one of Sue's stencils and have some fun too. Thanks.

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  28. Wonderful stencil, adorable box!

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  29. I appreciate how you added texture to the stencil design wit WV embossing paste. Your final result was so artful and fun!

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  30. very nice. thanks for the inspiration

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  31. "More is more" -- how funny!
    I colors were very eye catching!

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  32. I really do need to stop participating in these blog hops!! I find too many new products that I MUST try :)

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  33. Great way to use the box and personalize it. I love all the details and colors. I'd be scared to cut my stencil but I can see where it would be useful. Love your work.. fun video.

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  34. What a grest idea for personalizing a box. I have created some cute boxes and I like this idea. I'll have to try it

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  35. I love altering boxes and this one is just so darn cute with the loose dress stencil and all the fabric paint doodling! So stinkin' cute! Loved the video and watching you play. Thanks so much!

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  36. Great project. The box is so pretty and it's useful too. What more could you ask for.
    I love this technique and I'm going to start playing with the stencils. So much fun.

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  37. Awesome UpCycling!!....these paperdoll dresses are wonderful!....I have added you to my YouTube subscriptions!!

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  38. I love blog hops. I get to meet new artists and get so many ideas. Great idea on the box using the girl dress stencil. I would love to win them!!

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  39. This dress stencil is adorable and what great projects everyone has made!!! Beautiful Jessica!

    Hugs Giggles

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  40. This is so beautiful! Love the project and the vibrant colours!
    Cheers
    Gabriele

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  41. Me encantan sus trabajos, los co,Orestes que utiliza, la luz, la textura... es usted una artista

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  42. Great way to use the stencil! Your round box is wonderful!

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  43. Love the way you incorporated the stencil on a box. So many different ideas!

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  44. So beautiful! Love the WV embossing paste over your gorgeous dress.

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