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Make a wish

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Hello Crafters!

Here we are to a brand new challange over Simon Says Stamp!


This week’s theme over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challange is “Show us your metal!”.
Who does not love metal pieces or metallic color!? I do love them! So this week’s theme really made me happy! I decided to alter a small paper mache box that contains a small necklace I gifted to a friend of mine for her birthday.

I covered the paper mache box with painters tape of different size. This gave me awesome textures! I covered everything with gesso and let it dry. Then I used a stencil by The Crafter’s shop to add Heavy Transparent gel to create texture.


I added some nails to the background and I used really short nails to prevent them to show in the box, I placed them to form a star shape and then used a wire to shape it. I did a couple of layers before cutting the wire and start adding colors. I used Art Alchemy by Prima Marketing to achieve the metallic and rustic feeling. I just love it.


I also wrapped the wire around the top of the box and added color aswell. The box opens and inside you find the necklace.

The stickers by Tim Holtz says “Make a wish” which was perfect as sentiment for a birthday gift!

I can’t wait to see how you interpreted this theme!

For this challange Simon Says Stamp kindly offers a $50 gift voucher to shop over Simon Says Stamp!

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Simon Says Stamp is also on Instagram! If you would like you can also share your projects there, but don’t forget to use the hashtag #sssmchallange

And that’s all for today, If you have any questions, suggestions or if you want to let me know what  you think of this project, leave a message!

Zoey Scarpelli

I'm Zoey - I'm passionate about Mixed Media, Stenciling, Stamping and reading books.

  • Anna-Karin

    This is fantastic Zoey! I love that wire star! and all the shine.

    May 2, 2016 at 10:24 pm Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    This is another work of art! I don’t know what the necklace looked like that was inside of this box, but I would chuck the necklace and just keep the box! It is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 2, 2016 at 7:21 am Reply
  • cheiron

    Just gorgeous Zoey! I love the color of this and the fabulous metal star 🙂

    May 1, 2016 at 3:25 pm Reply
  • Irmgard

    Painters tape – what a bright idea! I also love the mix of material and colors, especially the handmade star 🙂 Great!
    best wishes, Irmgard

    May 1, 2016 at 12:02 pm Reply
  • smouwen

    It’s so pretty, Zoey! Love all the metallic shimmering, and what a fabulous idea to alter this box for gifting your friend a necklace! Hugs, Sandra

    April 30, 2016 at 5:39 pm Reply
  • Emma

    What a wonderful little box, this is gorgeous Zoey and I just love all the beautiful details and the paintwork ~ stunning! <3 Emma

    April 30, 2016 at 1:14 pm Reply
  • kathinwesthillk

    beautiful project Zoey…magical transformation of a box…love the textures and gorgeous shimmer…hugs kath xxx

    April 30, 2016 at 8:22 am Reply
  • Simply Paper Crafts

    Love your gorgeous creation, Zoey. The texture and colors are awesome. 🙂

    April 30, 2016 at 5:28 am Reply
  • Cathie C.

    Beautiful box, Zoey! Your friend is going to love this as a keepsake along with her necklace. I love how you were able to make painter’s tape look like metal. Amazing!! Cathie

    April 30, 2016 at 12:07 am Reply
  • Macarena

    Absolutely amazing! I love such a small pieces of art. Great idee with the wire. I love the colors you gave to the whole surface. Hugs, Marzena

    April 29, 2016 at 8:19 pm Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    Wow! Love all that shimmer and shine! Wonderful mix of colors on your box, Zoey! I don’t know, but your friend might be more excited about the box than what is inside it 😉 Love it!

    April 28, 2016 at 12:13 am Reply
  • Angela Tombari

    Fantastico progetto, brava Zoey

    April 26, 2016 at 7:48 pm Reply
  • sewpaperpaint

    This is amazing, Zoey!

    April 26, 2016 at 5:48 pm Reply
  • barbarayaya

    Quanto sei brava con i fili metallici????? bello tutti, colori e desgin! barbara

    April 26, 2016 at 2:19 pm Reply
  • steph203

    Gorgeous box, Zoey! You put it together just perfectly 🙂

    Simon Says Stamp!

    April 25, 2016 at 11:58 pm Reply

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