Family Recipes21 June 2012 | By Beth in Altered Art
Good morning, guys! I have a project to share today that includes my first ever video tutorial. Check me out, getting all super high-tech and whatnot.
Last Christmas I made some small recipe books with a few Christmas-y recipes from my Nana’s recipe box, and since then I’ve been planning on doing a whole entire recipe box with copies of all of the original recipes to keep for myself. And that’s what we have here:
I distressed the edges of the recipe box using some white gesso and Distress Inks, and then started piling on the embellies. The front has some of the adorable Happy Little Houses, and the top has a piece from the Fanciful Frames set.
All of the Basically Bare embellies were distressed using gesso and Glimmer Mists. I put together the video tutorial below to show how quick and really easy it is to do.
Due to the untimely death of my video camera, this was recorded on my phone. Never underestimate what you can do with a little determination and an iPhone!
In addition to the distressed Basically Bare embellies, I added some Prima and Recollections flowers and some lace (also distressed with Glimmer Mists) and jute cord.
The finishing touch is the “Family Recipes” label, punched with my trusty Dymo labelers.
Thanks so much for stopping by! If you try out the distressing techniques in the tutorial, please leave a link to a picture of your project. I’d love to see how it turns out!
Basically Bare: Happy Little Houses, Fanciful Frames
Paper Studio Recipe Box
Inks/Mediums: Daler Rowney Acrylic Gesso, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Aged Brick, Crocheted Doily, Tarnished Silver), Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze (Coconut Shell), Ranger Distress Ink (Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain)
Misc. Embellishments: Prima Flowers, Recollections Floral Embellishments, lace, jute cord, Dymo labels