OTP Lunch Box

OTP Lunch Box

I saw this antique lunch box at a thrift sale this summer and picked it up. I have been looking at it and just wondering what I could do with it. I decided to gussy it up a bit.  Lots of pictures with this post.

pre lunch box 3

This was such a creative process that evolve dramatically. It started as one project, that ended up being a total of four.

here is the inside. it was pretty rough.

Here is the inside. It was pretty rough.

After a really heavy coat of gesso. The first layer of paint was added.

After a really heavy coat of gesso. The first layer of paint was added.

Lots of sponging of paint and blending.

Lots of sponging of paint and blending.

Love the LSG. Just needed to add some shine to the base.

Love the LSG. Just needed to add some shine to the base.

I added a ton of goodies. Some chippies and just had some fun. I am trying to use up some of my stash.

lunch outside 2

The finished product.

lunch outside 4

Here are some close ups.

lunch outside 3

2Crafty Chippie.

lunch outside right

I used an Epiphany Round 25 and some Retro Cafe Collage Sheets and some metal adornments.

lunch outside left

And now to the inside….

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Inside close up… but as I sat and looked at how pretty this turned out. There was too much open space, so I just had to fix that.

lunch

So I made a mini accordion tin, a mini album, and a candle holder.

The Mini Accordion Tin.

One side of the mini tin.

One side of the mini tin.

Just some close-ups.

Just some close-ups.

I had to stay with a "low profile" here so it still fit in the tin.

I had to stay with a “low profile” here so it still fit in the tin.

Another look.

Another look.

mini tine 4

mini tin inside

All folded up.

All folded up.

I just love dragonfly.

I just love dragonfly.

The Mini:

The cover.....Beauty is as Beauty does

The cover…..Beauty is as Beauty does.

close up, flower clusters, glitter glass, and tons of flowers.

close up, flower clusters, glitter glass, and tons of flowers.

"Beauty is as Beauty does"

“Beauty is as Beauty does”

I just love the binding, this bling rocks!

I just love the binding, this bling rocks! oh so pretty.

The back side.

The back side.

The inside first page. This is were I have been struggling with what I need and want to do here.

The inside first page. This is were I have been struggling with what I need and want to do here.

Do I add pictures or do I just make it pretty. This one is going to be set aside until this particular mental block passes.

Do I add pictures or do I just make it pretty. This one is going to be set aside until this particular mental block passes.

ok, This is how my desk has been the last 3 days trying to get over this block. not much productivity here but a royal mess.

ok, This is how my desk has been the last 3 days trying to get over this block. not much productivity here but a royal mess.

And now to the candle holder. I used Tengel’s idea from the forum with the roll of tape as the template for the holder.

candle holder 4

I just love making flower clusters.

I just love making flower clusters.

candle holder 1

I used some May Arts Diamond Chain on the top (forgot to use some tissue tape, lol), and some Flying Unicorn Vintage lace as some trim.

Mental note to self. Do not light candle while still in lunch box. Fire Hazard.

Mental note to self. Do not light candle while still in lunch box. Fire Hazard.

Well I hope you all enjoyed the tons of pictures today! And thank you for spending some time here. I do plan on doing some more crazy projects like this. I picked up a wine bottle holder I have been brainstorming about. So hopefully soon I can get creative with that.

Heather

Supplies Used:

Lunch Box: Inks/Sprays/Paints: Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Chocolate Car, Burnt Umber, Khaki; Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Dark Chocolate Truffle, Black Orchid Silver, Glitz Spray Blazing Sun, Royal Peacock; Flowers: The Archivist Archival, Posterity, Fragments, Specimen; Timeless Memories Reflection, Classical, Remembrance, Flashback;  Embellishments: 2crafty leaves, Flying Unicorn Metal  Adornments, Miriams Crafting Supply Metal Adornments. Retro Art Cafe 2×2 Vintage Negatives College Sheets, Epiphany Round 25 Epoxy Circles, 13@rts Gold Micro Beads.

Mini Accordion Tin:Paper: Prima: Stationers Desk;Inks/Sprays/Paints: Prima Fluid Chalk Ink: Lady Bug, Rose Bud, Old Rose, Knotted Wood, Branch Bark; Flowers:  Prima Stationers Desk: Compose, Publish, Scrawl; Embellishments:
Prima Stationers Desk Wood Icons, Flair Buttons, Metal Clips, Tags and Tickets.

Mini Album: Paper: Prima Belle Rouge; Stencil: Prima Fluttering Flowers; Inks/Sprays/Paints: Shimmerz Spritz Caribbean Sunset; Flowers: Prima Debutante: Penelope, Clemence; Bella Rouge Rosselin, Daisy, Fongrere; Miriams Paper Blooms Red Roses, Swirlydoos’ Paper Bloomer, Pink, Mauve, Red Mini Roses; Craft Source Micro Mini Roses Open; Embellishments: Teresa Collins World Travler Twine, Tim Holtz Metal Adornments Nature, Prima Bella Rouge Wood Icons, Debutant Wood Icons, Glass Glitter Pearl, Creative Impressions Green Apple Grid Ribbon, Swirlydoos TRim from June 2014 Kit, Mini Library Cards Cream Luster.

Candle Holder: Paper: Prima Butterfly;  Inks/Sprays/Paints: Prima Chalk Fluid Chalk Edgers Metallic Brown, Flowers: Butterfly Bulbe, Craft Source Micro Rose Buds White, Swirlydoos Paper Blooms Purple;  Embellishments:Prima Bella Rouge Wood Icons, Flying Unicorn Vintage Lace, May Arts Ribbon Diamond Chain.

Other Supplies Used on almost every project: Imagin Craft CM Irridenscent Medium, Faber-Castel Tecture Luxe Pearl, Golden Artist Heavy Gel, Soft Gel,  Liquitex Gesso.

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3 Responses to OTP Lunch Box

  1. Lydia G says:

    So stunningly gorgeous! Love how you made all these items. WoW!

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  2. Anne Marie Couto says:

    This is all wonderful……..so creative………and well done……LOVE your desk…….doesn’t look messy to me at all !!

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  3. What an amazing and gorgeous alteration! And, the goodies inside are lovely too.

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