CHA 2017 Small Vignette Tray

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Using a Vignette Box inside a Small Vignette Tray, this project was a snap to complete with just a few simple elements. Mom has already made claim to it which speaks to its softer, slightly shabby chic vibe which she finds so appealing.

I treated the wood with a white wash of paint then lightly sanded it (what's known as a "pickled finish").


I added some foam core in the center box to change the depth, covered it with paper then stacked pieces from the Botanical Layers collection. Just below the box is a Quote Chip.


Bouquet blooms (so easy to tint) and Heirloom Roses were assembled around some vintage thread spools, the "No. 24" is a Clippings sticker, the background paper is from Memoranda and I used Ranger's Liquid Pearls around the box and butterfly edges.


A porcelain Curio Knob made the perfect topper and using Design Tapes was such an easy and pretty way to finish the box edges.

9 comments:

  1. Sheer Beauty! Love the clever use of the vintage thread spools and the touches of delicate colour of the flora and butterfly . Wonderful composition.
    Absolutely gorgeous x

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  2. Love the flowers and vintage spools - what a clever idea Cathie! I also love that you were able to combine paper flowers and resin roses (and in a good way!) Simple yet stunning!

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  3. I watched time show this piece repeatedly and really wanted to see the details - just amazing - I can see why you were honored to be teamtim this year!

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  4. Like Kat, above, I saw this several times too and fell in love with it, it is absolutely stunning!! Not at all surprised your Mum wants it... it is so elegant.

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  5. amazing! this one is my favorite!

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  6. This is absolutely gorgeous. Can you explain what paint to use for a white wash look?

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    1. Thank you! I used a "white wash pickling stain." You'll find some how-to's on the web if you use this term in your search. Basically, its diluted white paint that when applied, raises some of the wood grain and the high spots are exposed using sand paper. Hope this helps!

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  7. Are those spools attached to the right of the box and can we buy these?

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    1. Yes, they are vintage (c. 1900) wooden spools, shorter than most, and held button-hole twist. I've seen them for sale on Etsy or EBay. I've also seen plain wooden spools for sale at big box craft stores.

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