Travel Watch Box !!!

April 17, 2018
Hello Crafty folks,

                                   How are you all? What’s happening?  Are you done with your planning for this summer vacation? Come summer and everyone is bitten by the wanderlust bug. As the travel is on cards, here I am, back again at Rainbow Craftykari blog with my DT Inspirational post dedicated to Travel.

Do you have any idea as to who travels the most? Its “Postal Stamps”. Now a days it’s not much in vogue courtesy New Fast Technology ... Nostalgia associated with Postal Stamps compelled me to reuse them. There is one more element closely associated with travel, I felt and its none other but “Time”. The trio of Travel, Postal Stamp and Time looked so disjoint. But on a closer look together they inspired me to create Men's watch box by decoupage method.



Let’s hop on to the project:

I took a raw mdf watch box with 5 partitions inside and gave a coat of white gesso to prime the entire box. Next I painted it with Chalk paint and covered all sides of the box. Then I distressed all my postal stamps with distressed ink to impart a look of Vintage Stamps.



After that, I started applying Postal Stamps on the cover of the box with Mod Podge. Randomly I put one by one postal stamps and glued it on the box. I purposefully did not cover the entire portion with stamps. I left some place on one side to add more zing to it.


On the left part I stamped some post and travel related stamps with Archival Black ink. With this addition, the cover of the box was ready.

Then I covered the three sides of boxes with decoupage paper with decoupage glue. I have chosen a world map design for decoupage paper as its related to travel. I distressed all the edges of the box with Vintage Photo distress ink. Bingo… box is ready!!!



Last and most important, I covered all the sides of the box lid with masking tape and applied a fine layer of resin. When resin dried completely I removed the masking tape and smoothened the edges with sand paper. 
Postal stamps, time, travel and watch box….an adorable quartet!






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