Today I will show you how I took a discarded makeup box and turned it into an upcycled jewelry box with ETI EasySculpt®.
My daughter no longer needed this box and when I saw there was a mirror inside, I had a feeling it would turn into a lovely upcycled jewelry box.
What did I use?
First, a little info about EasySculpt and why I used it:
EasySculpt® Self-Hardening Epoxy Modeling Clay is a professional grade sculpting clay which cures without firing.
- Tough & durable, stronger than fired clays
- Chemical & heat resistant, waterproof
- Can be sanded, drilled and shaped when cured
- Cured pieces can be painted or finished with most paints and finishes
- Up to two hours working time
- Will not shrink
- Professional Grade
- Smooth porcelain-like texture
- Press and form EasySculpt® in molds
- Excellent adhesion to stones, crystals, glass, metal, wood, etc.
How did I do it?
- Spread the mixed EasySculpt® on the front cover. Remember that it will add weight to the cover.
- Sprinkle powder onto clay and apply stamps. Press gently but firmly. The powder ensures that your stamps don't get stuck to the clay.
- Allow to cure as per manufacturer's instructions.
- Apply the metallic lustres to enhance the clay. I applied them in this order: blue, espresso, then copper. I used my finger to apply them. OOPS -- and then I broke the mirror inside the box!!! Let this be a good lesson: When applying pressure to a hollow surface you must ALWAYS support the surface from underneath.
- Then add any embellishments to the top. I added the pre-made piece and attached it with glue.
- Highlight the embellishment(s) with turquoise.
- Paint the sides of the 'book' pages with Medieval Gold.
- I used a paper towel to brush on the gold, and then, using a brush, brushed width-wise to imitate pages.
How pretty is this Upcycled Jewelry Box?
Labels: EnviroTex Jewelry Clay, Faux Quilting Stamps, Roberta Birnbaum, Upcycle