Tea Boxes and Candy Wrappers

What do they have in common?  Well, they’re something that, once you’ve devoured the contents, are normally thrown away.  Over at Artchix Studio, Helga has issued a challenge to create art using tea boxes or candy wrappers and offers up some wonderful examples of what can be done with this kind of “trash.”

I was quite inspired!  Wanting to use both, I came up with the idea of a bookmark cut from a tea box with candy wrappers adhered to it.  My husband loves Dove chocolates, and the wrappers on the milk chocolate variety are a beautiful gold foil.  I first ran the bookmark through the Xyron, then tore the wrappers into randomly sized pieces and pressed them on, using Fabri-Tac glue to hold down any overlapping edges.  Afterwards I used a stylus to emboss a “curlicue” design, then rubbed the bookmark with black Staz-On ink.

After that, it was a simple matter of adhering some lovely Artchix images and a few clear gems that I’d stained with alcohol ink.  Many thanks to my pal Terri, who gave me a box full of wonderful fibers not long ago.  I found one that perfectly matched!


2 Responses to “Tea Boxes and Candy Wrappers”

  1. Cindy Says:

    Wow…those dove wrappers look like gold leaf! Great idea.

  2. Judy Says:

    lovely! i knew i was missing something! thanks for your hints and tips!

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