Thursday, April 14, 2016

Dreamweaver and Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea


Welcome to the Stampendous and Graphic 45 Beneath the Sea Blog Hop!  I just love Graphic 45 paper, don't you?  Well, in addition to seeing how the design team used some of the Voyage Beneath the Sea Collection, you have a chance to win prizes on this hop.

Put on your underwater gear and swim through our posts and featured designer’s blog posts this week to comment because we have an ocean of goodies in three (3) prize packages. Each comment is your entry for a chance at one of the prize packages.  See Official Contest Rules for details. Deadline to comment is Sunday night, April 17th .
Three winners will receive a prize package with one of our new matching sea theme stamp and die sets (SeashellsSailboat and Mermaid Friends), Ocean Wisdom Perfectly Clear Stamp Set PLUS a sample of papers from the Graphic 45 Papers Voyage Beneath the Sea Collection.
My project was inspired by this beautiful collection.  Here it is:


Paper Mache Box
Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics:  Prussian Blue Hue, Titanium White
Zip Dry
Paint Brush


        1)  Paint the box with varying mixtures of the blue and white acrylics.  The different colors of blue will make the box more interesting.  Let it dry.

        2)   Cut four pieces of Double Sided Mounting Paper a little larger than the Small Scallop Stencil.

        3)  Use the Versamark Ink pad on the back of the Small Scallop Stencil.  Place the stencil, ink side down, centered on a piece of the mounting paper and gently press it on.

        4)  Pour some Carnelian Embossing Powder over the project and press in with your fingers, being sure to cover the paper on the outside of the stencil as well. 

        5) Turn the project upside down on a flat surface and carefully remove the paper from the stencil.    

        6) Heat set the embossing powder using the heat gun. 

        7)  Cover the remaining Mounting Paper with the Pearl Glitter. 

        8)  Repeat steps 3-7 with the remaining three pieces of mounting paper. 

        9)  Center the Wave Crest Stencil over the top of the box and tape down.  You will likely need to tape from underneath the box lid onto the back side of the stencil to keep it adhered.

        10)  Remove the Embossing Paste from the jar with the Palette Knife, scooping it out so it sits under the knife.

        11)  Place the palette knife on the top of the stencil, and pull it down towards yourself, being sure to keep contact between the knife and the stencil at all times. 

        12) Carefully remove the Wave Crest Stencil, treating the last piece of tape as a hinge as you take it off.  Let the paste dry. 

        13) Once the past is completely dry, “paint” the embossing powder on the image in phases.  You will use the Versamarker in the areas that you want colored, cover them with the embossing powder, and emboss with your heat gun.  You will repeat this process until you have colored the entire wave crest image.

        14) Cut the border off of the Graphic 45 paper.  

        15) Glue the border around the bottom of the box and the side of the lid. 

        16) Remove the backing from the shell covered double sided mounting paper and place, like a sticker, around the box.

Here are the rest of the posts for today.  Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win!


  1. This is cute. What size is it? And what will you use it for? A storage container? Gift box?

    1. Thank you. It is about 3" in diameter. I would probably use it as a gift box. I love the colors inspired by the G45 papers!

  2. Very cute. I like how you embossed the wave on the lid.

  3. very unique box simple embossed and lovely shells and waves!

  4. Fabulous treasure box for reminders of a trip to the seashore!

  5. A very pretty box to keep your beach treasures safe!!! TFS!

  6. Very cool--love the wave crest on top.

  7. Great idea. Good place to save shells picked up from the seashore.

  8. Great idea to repurpose an existing box or
    embellish a new one.
    Love the waves.
    thanks for sharing.

  9. Wonderful project!!! Love how you showcased that fabulous Wave Crest Stencil!!!

  10. What a pretty decorated box with all that color and texture. I just love the wave stencil!

  11. This box is so fun
    and love the lid!
    Carla from Utah

  12. Great idea and so creative in repurposing the box! Good place to store your shell collection! TFS

  13. Great little storage box for some special treasures - thanks for sharing !!!

  14. What a fabulous little box! I love the stenciling on it. The lid is perfect.

  15. So glad someone used that wave as I was wondering what it would look like. LOVE your cute little box. Cute storage idea.

  16. Very pretty project! I love the bright colors and the embossing and stenciling. Thanks for sharing.

  17. I love all the details on your altered can!

  18. Such a great gift box idea. Love the waves on top!

  19. I absolutely love the set that you created for the catty that included this decorative canister.

  20. Fun idea for treasures. I really like the waves on top and sea shell on the side. I use small containers for a God Box. Use a SMALL post it note. Date a write and write, in few words, what I need help with. Say Thank you. Fold it up and put in the box. Every time I start fretting, I remind myself I gave it to God. Let Him handle it. 😊

  21. This will make a beautiful treasure box ( I'd hide my treasures in there :) ). The texture on the wave is just beautiful, so perfect with those Deep Blue Dreams papers !

  22. As usual your attention to detail is wonderful...and such great step by step instructions. You are amazing Laura!

  23. Wow- what a wonderful box! So much detail!

  24. Just the inspiration I've been looking for. I have 2 round containers that I can use to do this. Thank you for the detailed tutorial. Love the wave on the lid.

  25. This is AMAZING! The top mof the container is my favorite part! Love it!
    Take care!

  26. Lovely box and I am totally in love with the top and the way you did those fabulous waves!!