Thursday, October 6, 2016

Mixed Media Box Tutorial

Hi everyone!

I'd like to share a box tutorial that I did last year for the STAMPlorations blog.
I decided to make something autumnal. This is a little gift box which is cut with the Silhouette Cameo out of kraft cardstock and decorated with some Sizzix Flowers.

I started by putting some Gel Medium through stencils on top of the gift box. I used the "Leaf Prints" and "Botanical Lush" stencils. The Gel Medium must be dry before we go on to the next step.

Now it was time to add some color. I used the Gelatos (Grape, Tangerine, Buttercreme, Cinnamon and Green Tea). I applied the colors on top of the textured paper and blended it with my fingers. I use a baby wipe to get my fingers a little bit wet.

Let it dry, that does not take much time, before you put the box together. If you want to protect the colors you can use a fixative of course. By the way. My black working surface is a duration baking mat. It's a cheap version of the original craft mat and perfect to work on with glue, colors or the heat tool.

To embellish the box I used different die cuts (all dies are from Sizzix) which were cut out of a creme white cardstock. I colored them with Distress Inks and the Ink Blending Tool.

The lable on the front of the box is also a Sizzix die with embossing folder. I stamped a sentiment from the STAMPlorations "Fond Expressions 2" onto it.

I think this is a very easy project. You can do this technique with every gift box or on a card. It's simple and it looks so beautiful.
I hope you liked this tutorial. Happy crafting, Susanne.

ARTploration stencils:
Leaf Prints
Botanical Lush

STAMPloration stamps:
Fond Expressions 2

Other Supplies:
Distress Inks
Gel Medium
Different Dies


  1. This is the prettiest little gift box of all time! So cute!

  2. The box is stunning. Thank you for the tutorial!


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