Sunday, July 14, 2019

Cherished Vignette Box

Hi everyone, hope this finds you all well.  I've been working away on art journal pages but took a break from journaling to make a little tiny vignette box assemblage.

This project was inspired by a very depressing news story I read earlier this week; I won't go into details but suffice to say I found it unthinkable that racism was not only being tolerated but actually celebrated by the people the news story reported on.  So I made this little Cherished vignette box to fight the intolerance and bigotry that seems so rampant in our world today.  It's small but filled with love for everyone no matter their race, religion or creed xo

No step outs for this project but here are a few close ups and I'll share some of the products that I used.

I started with smallest of Tim Holtz's Vignette Boxes and covered it with DecoArt Champagne Mist Metallix Gel, Distress Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint and Folk Art Antiquing Medium.  A Baseboard Frame was also painted with the crackle paint and antiquing medium.  The inside of the vignette box was covered with Journal cards and a bit of Ledger Script stamping and some gold Metallic Kraft Stock hearts were die cut and adhered to the back.  Those wonderful kids from Tim Holtz's Paper Dolls were coloured with Distress Markers and popped up off of the back of the Vignette box.  The Baseboard Frame was adhered to the front and more gold die cut hearts added around the edges.

Typography Findings letters were coloured with Alcohol Inks (Mushroom and Sepia) and adhered to the top along with some Bouquet flowers coloured with Distress Marker and Distress Ink.

The word 'cherished' was printed out on the computer and dipped into puddles of Antique Linen, Old Paper and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks.

A 'listen' Philosophy Tag was coloured with Alcohol Inks and the lettering highlighted with Brushed Pewter and Picket Fence Distress Crayons.  A bit of Pewter Liquid Pearls was added into the hole on the Philosophy Tag.

On the other side, a 'story' Typed Token was treated in the same manner.

On the back of the Vignette box, three Fragments were adhered to images from Tim's Wallflower Paper Stash and then inked with Mushroom Alcohol ink with a wee drop of Alcohol Blending Solution in the middle of the fragment to push the alcohol ink back to the edges (a wonderful Tim Holtz technique!).

And that was it.  I love how it turned out and hope that the love and the message contained in my Cherish vignette box will resonate with you as well.

Thanks as always for stopping by and happy creating,

Deb xo


  1. This is just precious. I am heartbroken over the hatred in our country so I appreciate your comment. I love your creativity. Thank you.

  2. What a lovely project. It is just amazing at how people are raised up with such hate for a race. I was born in 59' to a working class home. My Dad was a bus driver, served in WW2 and I was proud of my parents. I was raised to treat others as you would like to be treated no matter the colour of their skin, that has nothing to do with anything. I had many friends growing up from all over the world. My father, being a bus driver, met sooooooo many interesting people and some even became family friends. Nothing new to have someone from Poland or Ireland sitting having coffee at our kitchen table. We will have racism no matter what tho', it's going to be up to our children's children to change things. Maybe not even then. It is sad how the human race has gone.

  3. Its beautiful! Racism seems to be so prevalent these days and I find it totally unacceptable. Luckily, there are many, many people who agree with us and we are the ones who will win! xxxxxx


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