Sunday, April 17, 2016

Altered Amazon folder by Astrid

Hello Shimmerz friends, hope you are well and happy. Today I am sharing a little altered project with you, - Shimmerz sprays and paints can be used in so many different ways...
This is what I made, and below you can see how it started. One of these folders that Amazon likes to use to send stuff in. Well, with a bit of altering this has so many new uses......
I started by covering the whole out side with two layers of gesso. I also added some texture crackle paste through a stencil, a Blue Fern chip board piece and then it was time to start with colour.
These are the colours I used for this project:
Vibez in Egg Noggin, Jeni B Bleu and Rolling in the Hay, Night Moves
Coloringz in Oh Say Can U Sea and Heidi Ho Bleu
Shimmerz: Sunny, Key Lime and Coffee
A first layer of colour, just using the Vibez and Colorings sprays.
I added two scraps of the top layer of a paper serviette using a decoupage medium. When it had dried I covered these pieces with clear gesso, this so they would not absorb the next colours too much.

Next I deepened the colours using the Shimmerz paints and also some more of the sprays, but this time carefully applying them in certain places with a paint brush.
Deepening the colour still further and adding some background stamping with a text stamp and some stencilling using black Archival ink.
The chip board was coloured with a mix of Coffee and Key Lime Shimmerz paint.
And here the final front cover. I love the added texture from the ripped cardboard.
Two Ideaology Hitch Fasteners and a piece of string help the folder to close. You could use elastic as well of course or a little magnet.
The inside was covered in scrap book paper and I added some tissue washi tape for strength on the folds.
Well, there you have it, an altered folder to keep all sorts of bits and pieces in.

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19 comments:

Sara Barker said...

This is just an amazing transformation! Love the depth you have created using all those wonderfully named colors and the texture from the paste and stamping! The images are just beautiful and look so perfectly blended in! Another WONDERFUL project! Hugs!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

WONDERFUL project ! Absolutely stunning!

Maria Calderone said...

Gorgeous!!!

Maria Calderone said...

Gorgeous!!!

Lynn Price said...

Clever and Beautiful, Astrid! I love how you've used all these gorgeous colors to such wonderful effect - and your fabulous use of that packaging!! Definitely bookmarking this! xxx Lynn

Christiane Courtin-Mangez said...



Mais que c'est beau !!
je serais heureuse d'essayer, mais je n'ai pas toutes les couleurs de shimmerz hélas !!!

Merci de ces belles explications !!

rachel said...

wow what a trnsformation - this is brilliant xx

Marisa Job said...

Another beautiful creation!! Great texture and colors!

Mrs.B said...


Gorgeous colours and textures, this will be a pleasure to use
Avril x

Angy B said...

Wow! This is a brilliant idea. Thank you. X

Angy B said...

Wow! This is a brilliant idea. Thank you. X

Almo said...

A beautiful folder Astrid. Mo x

mamablitger said...

Astrid you keep on to express me... Waw this is awesome. Very impressing. Gorgeous idea and even useful. You are so very creative and very skilled. I'm so happy to follow your blog and I get a lot of inspiration by following you. Your art work is so impressive.
Thank you for sharing...
Hugs to you from Monica
Spain

Corrie Herriman said...

Such a beautiful folder and what a great way to recycle !
Corrie x

Debbie W said...

Your art is beautifully dreamy... now must order something from Amazon!

miranda said...

What a great idea!
Love the colours
Gr miranda

butterfly said...

Brilliant recycling to create a stunning storage folder or gift wallet... a delight!
Alison x

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Astrid! What a fantastic upcycled project! Love how you transformed the piece of cardboard into a beautiful project! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jackie P Neal said...

Astonishing Astrid!! I never ever would have thought this was an amazon box Bravo!! xx