Monday, 30 March 2009

Altered Boxes



Last week I showcased my Altered Vintage Watch Cases, so I thought why not, this week, go for some Altered Boxes, so here they are: This first one entitled "Sleepy Fairy" was created using a simple small card box that I painted and embellished with seed beads and a silver accent piece to which is attached a small key. Inside the box reveals a sleeping fairy that can be removed and held in your hand. Her wings are made from clear acetate so they give a thin gossamer feel and look to wings, which adds a touch of realism to her.





The same design principle applied to the next piece below entitled "The Twins" the picture decoration on the top of the box was taken from a vintage advertisement and the twins lay on a bed of moss inside the box.



I also really enjoy making little Gift Boxes to house hidden treasures, or to offer as gifts in themselves to friends and family and also for Christmas Wrapping, here are a few examples below:

The two smaller boxes above were created from boxes that housed Jewellery brought from a High Street Store, the boxes themselves were so pretty I just had to recyle them by altering them and these sold really well for me last Christmas.

11 comments:

artgirly said...

i love them!

Lola Enchanted said...

Oh my goodness! That sleeping fairy box and fairy is just jaw dropping beautiful!!! You have such a sweet and spendid mind!!!! I LOVE it soooooo much!!!!~

Robin said...

OMG these are all just gorgeous Amanda! I just fell in love with those little babies though!! They are just soooo cute.

Sarah said...

Oh, these are unbelievable, exquisite little works of art!!!

Hibiscus Moon said...

You are so talented. I would nver think to do something like that.

Her Art Nest said...

These are so precious...I am in awe! Love them!! ~Nan

whymsicalmusings said...

As Always such a pleasure to view your lovely artwork:)
Brings happy thoughts and creative ideas.
XXXXOOOO
Becky

Ann said...

I can't believe my eyes..AWESOME!!!!!!!! What beautiful art !!!!! I must visit your fairyland daily!!!

ramsam said...

Wow, you really have an eye for that softness/ethereal! Those little babies are breathtaking!

~Vintage Nina~ said...

Hi! Thanks for joining my giveaway, and the sweet comment. I LOVE you beautiful boxes! You are so talented. I am getting your vintage CD for Mothers Day.....or should I say my hubby has been told this is all I want, so I will make sure he has no problem getting to your site lol! I can't wait to see what you create next!
HAPPY DAY!!!
~Nina

Sarah P. said...

Hello Amanda,
Thanks a lot for your kind words on my blog, I'm really touched.
I must say I am also seduced by your artwork! Your page is truly enchanting.
I didn't know about altered art since very recently and I love it (Since then, I have been collecting objets to make something in this style..:)
Hugs,
Sarah