Monday, 6 July 2009

Box of Techniques

Just over a month ago, a group of us decided to alter a box and swap with each other. Each of us had to pick out a name for whom we'll be altering for and I pulled out Sharon's.

After a few days of searching for the right box - and let me tell you that finding a box to alter in Alor Star is not that easy - I finally found one.




It's actually a box for putting in keys but I took all the hooks out and dismantled the box. I peeled off the laminated skin, sand it, paint it with black acrylic paint and varnished the whole box.




After a week of letting the varnish dry completely, I started working on it. By this time my ideas had changed so many times that the end result looks nothing at all like what I originally planned.

So this is what I made for Sharon:
















I combined all sorts of art mediums and techniques to create the individual tiles and very happy with how the box turned out.

I'm glad that Sharon loved it and that's the main point.


16 comments:

yyam said...

Wow! This is a stunning box Yatie. I can see the labour of love. Your friend Sharon is so lucky!

Chowchow said...

Sigh my dear. Your work is getting to be so so so exquisite...

Shyra said...

Yatie, the altered box is super gorgeous! No wonder Sharon loves it, I will if I receive one too coz mmg sgt cantik! When will you be teaching the next perfect pearl class? I definitely wanna join, hopefully will be on weekend ya? :)

Mazlina said...

wahh.. such a gorgeous box.. wish that somebody will do something like this for me! hehe.. nice knowing you and thanks for the mini class!

Wati Basri said...

lovely....cantik!!

Naddy said...

Yatie, that's one super gorgeous box!!!!!

Lady P said...

really amazing work on that box - it will barely recognize itself in the mirror!

Yeong Shong said...

This is such a precious box. Love all the little tiles.

kristintxo said...

Woooow, beautiful box!!!

lutingobelin said...

so wonderful, just love the squares, and the look you give to this box !!! It is very pretty, is it possible to order one? lol

Yeong Shong said...

just a question, those little tiles, are they chipboard or some other kind of material?

Yatie said...

Thank you so much, everyone for your lovely compliments. It is such a joy to make something that people seem to love. It gives me such satisfaction.

To answer some questions...

Shyra, I hope to have another class soon. Will keep you posted.

Mazlina, it's nice to have finally met you as I've heard wonderful things about your work.

Karine, I can make something like that but not exactly because I can never produce two identical boxes.

Yeong Shong, the tiles are chipboard either covered with cardstock, foil, painted or dipped into UTEE.

Thanks again for all the love, everyone!!

stephanie said...

thats beautiful. im surprised you were able to part with it!

teacher jessy said...

I've been admiring this box and just realize that I did not leave you a comment to tell you that is one YUMMY-licious box!! So many things to see!!

{ Yu'er } said...

It's stunning to see all these little elements that went well althogether and the box turned out to be gorgeous! I totally love it!
Well done, Yatie!

Shaz said...

Are you kidding me, I love love the box! this is a great altered art idea! thanks, ti!

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