Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Mid Week Midnight Madness "Jeni's Box Tutorial"

Welcome to
the Midnight Madness Mid Week Tutorial
If you are looking for our current sketch, click HERE
Today Jeni is going to show you how she made this beautiful stenciled Wood Box
You can purchase stencils from any Craft store, or Hardware store that is made of thin plastic. You can also change different colors being used as long as some colors are lighter and some darker for you to have contrast.

For this tutorial I used ( you can always change to your color combo):
Thin Wood box from Michae's craft store $1
Stencil ( I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Screen)
Distress Ink pad: Vintage Photo (Dark), Aged Mahogany(Medium)
Stampin Up Red Riding Hood (Light)
Luminart Ginger Peach as (Base) or you can use Moon Glow Glitz Spritz
A Brush and a bottle of Glimmer Mist in Pearl
Sponge on a clip
Waterbased Sealer - Krylon Spray or whatever sealer you have
Flower or Gems to decorate with
Punched Circle of a stamped image
Start by covering the entire wood box with Base color Ginger P or equivalent color evenly

Hold your Stencil Real Steady

Start with Light Color (Red Riding Hood) on the Top, moving from Edges to inside using a sponge, stroke lightly , keeping stencil in place

Move lower and Dab Medium color (Aged Mahogany) around stencil area, keep stencil in place.
Move lower and Dab Dark Color (Vintage Photo) further down the stencil, keep stencil in place.

Let dry for 30 min. Work on the bottom box part while waiting for lid to dry.

After all 3 colors are on, remove the stencil from box lid and apply glimmer mist with brush only on the rim of the lid. If you spray glimmer mist on while the ink is wet, it will make a puddle. After drying, You can spray glimmer mist holding bottle about 6 inches spray with fine mist, try spraying on paper to get the hang of the fine mist.

Let dry for 1 hour, then spray Krylon sealer outdoors or you can use even better product SuperSeal - can use on scrapbook pages too to prevent UV color fading I used Krylon, it has a strong odor but it's very good for protecting the box if water gets splashed on it, the color won't run.

Finally decorate it with Gems and painted Flowers to match, put a stamped image on there to match and sponge some color on the stamped circle image too.

Originally I was going to do this box using yellow base with blue or green shades. However I will have to use those colors next time around.

Add a matcing card for a complete gift set.
I hope you have fun learning this, try it in different color combinations :) Hugs ~Jeni
Thank you so much for sharing it with us Jeni. This was a wonderful tutorial.  You can see more of Jeni's creations by visiting her blog HERE.


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  2. wonderful, colour and design, great!!!!!
    i love it!
    lovely greetings, patty

  3. this is absolutely stunning!

  4. wow! this is an awesome project..thanks
    jen for the tutorial

  5. Wow Jeni this is just gorgeous - I am going to be looking for stencils now - I love this gorgeous box you have created - your colours could not be more perfect, so rich and warm! Your tutorial is so easy to understand - well done Jeni!

  6. What a beautiful project! I love the TA screens on this box and your finished box is gorgeous!!! TFS!!!

  7. Awesome! Great project, thanks for the tut!

  8. Wow, this is gorgeous.....I love it and your card is just as gorgeous too....thank you for sharing this with us.....

  9. great idea, have some boxes over here waiting to be decorate....i have some ideas now..Thanks!,,Love Peet

  10. Fabulous tutorial!!! Very beautiful finished box.

    That reminds me I won this box and card at the blog hop and haven't received it yet. I did send you my mailing address....was there something else I needed to do??

  11. Thanks very much for sharing, Jeni. The box and the card are great and would make a nice gift.

  12. Stunning project Jeni, and the tutorial is so easy to follow. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Very very pretty.


    bjotas sonoras.

  14. This stunning box and card to match arrived in my mail today. I must tell you all that it is so beautiful IRL. Thank you Jeni!! 8)

  15. Great creations - I am your 1550th follower :D

  16. Gorgeous project, Jeni, and I bet it's even more impressive IRL when you can truly appreciate the shimmer! BTW, thanks for demonstrating a mess-free way to sponge; I'd never thought of that and always end ups with inky fingers!!