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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Mermaid Treasure

I made this treasure box for a friend's birthday. Since she's received it, I can finally share it with you.

I started with a paper mache box that I layered in crackle paint, paint daubers, doodles, and pearl paint. I adhered a seafoam-y piece of patterned paper to the box lid. I gave my au natural mermaid a sparkly top and then added more sparkle to her luxurious tail.

Here's a closer look at some of the treasures that surround her: fluffy flowers, sparkly beads and gems, and of course, sea pearls.

The real treasure is waiting inside. I wanted it to look like the inside of a pearl oyster, so I painted it in pale pink, silver, and pearl paints.

Here's a look at some of the treasures: handmade flowers, vintage trims and findings, a few crafty supplies, and a whole lot of fun!

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Blogger dianapena8 said...

I LOVE IT! you did an amazing job decorating the box and the inside is full of yummy treasures :)

Thank you very very MUCH! :) :)


June 1, 2011 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, wow! How cool is this! What a fun and fabulous gift box. I absolutely LOVE that mermaid sitting in all her pretty treasures. And the inside is even more fantastic. What a lucky friend you have. :)
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. You were asking me about my baby hedgehog. Isn't he the sweetest thing? They are kind of timid, but are just so, so wonderful. I've got a really big cage for him in my room. :)

June 4, 2011 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger Cassandra said...

How sweet! What a lovely gift you made! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Of course it would be wonderful to have you in Florida. Where are you considering moving to?


June 4, 2011 at 8:58 AM  

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