Friday, May 3, 2013

French box

A couple of years ago, my husband brought home a bunch of cigar boxes for me.  Don't you just love it when they do stuff like that? Most of them were made over, but this one was left untouched as it housed my glue sticks and my glue gun.
I thought it was about time for a makeover.  I had some white diy chalk paint left over from my primitive bench makeover so I thought I would put it to good use.
I picked out this French script from The Graphics Fairy and put it on.  You know how I did it? 
  1. I printed it in the backwards version
  2. centered it on the box
  3. rubbed goo gone over the paper, just where the writing was
  4. rubbed the back of a spoon around until I got the finish I desired.
I came up with this idea after seeing that you could use paint thinner to transfer the print to fabric.  I thought, why not goo gone?  If it doesn't work, it certainly will not hurt.  With this technique you will get a faded image.
With a tiny bit of distressing, the box is all finished.  I am not sure what I am going to use to keep my glue gun and sticks in now...this box is too cute.

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  1. So pretty! I haven't heard of using goo gone.I'm visiting you today from My Romantic Home. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesdays and would LOVE for you to add this. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, leave a comment and Link Up, too!
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  2. Hi Sara, Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful project with our readers and linky fans at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT party. Hope to see you again soon! Sharon and Denise

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