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Altered Art

Its been a while since I posted something so I thought I'd share some altered art with you.  I've been tinkering around with the 8 x 8 matchbook boxes, part of the G45's staples collection and with the help of some really black paint, a very sharp knife, a few sheets of chipboard, some fabulous paper from the Olde Cutiosity Shoppe collection by G45 and a little of my own inspiration I transformed an 8 x 8 box from this: 

to this Curio Cabinet:

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Curio Cabinet and Folio Album

Olde Curiosity Shoppe altered 8 x 8 Matchbook Box
Olde Curiosity Shoppe altered 8 x 8 Matchbook Box
Olde Curiosity Shoppe Curio Cabinet and Folio Album

I couldn't resist adding a mini copy of the classic book by Charles Dickens on top of the cabinet

To see the full project and folio album inside just click the video link below

I hope this inspires you to make an altered project too :-) 


  1. Oh, Wow, Clare, how on earth have you done this brilliant work of art from just those few bits. I can't believe it. This project is amazing, I hope you have done a tutorial on this one ???
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  2. Wow, wow, wow! This is magnificent! I love the colors, but the design is pure genius. I'm going to have to check out the video to get the details. Wonderful!

  3. Hmm that looks like it took a few days work for that. Not one for a retreat then ;). Just saw your spring tag make on G45 blog. Hmm some much to do and not enough hours in the week

  4. This is great. Way too many blogs are just putting out quantity instead of quality. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

  5. what a stunning box Clare, another inspirational project

  6. Love it! What ingenuity :) this,paper is great,


  7. Oh Clare, your work is amazing! Love faye xxx

    1. Hi Faye, thanks for stopping by the blog and for your message. Hope you're all ok and that gorgeous baby is being a good boy lol!!!!! xx

  8. I've peeped about a bit, became a follower and have to tell you, I love this little project too..I think I'll be busy!!
    Found you from my FB page and the Graphic 45 post today.

  9. OMG!!!This is amazing. I want one of these. Have you done a tutorial? Thanks so much for sharing. Karen.x


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