Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be back on the Sizzix Making Journal Blog to share with you a vignette box filled with a collection of Tim Holtz Sizzix dies created with a vintage vibe.

I was inspired by some of the items in a little shop near my home that carries a collection of farmhouse style home decor pieces.

You will need:

Sizzix Thinlits Die - Doodle Art #2

Sizzix Bigz Die - Tattered Butterfly

Sizzix Bigz Die - Bottled Up

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 9PK - Garden Greens

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Vignette Tray Structure

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Field Notes Ephemera

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Junk Drawer Baseboards

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Bouquet Findings

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Rose Design Tape

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Hex Fasteners

Tim Holtz Etcetera Scallop Trims

Tim Holtz Speckled Egg Distress Paint

Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Fossilized Amber, Broken China, Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso

Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain - Peeled Paint, Forest Moss

Dina Wakley White Gesso

Distress Mediums - Multi Matte, Collage

Prima Art Stones


Applying the design to the box:

  1. Create several sheets of Doodle Art #2 to completely cover the box.

How to create the box:

  1. Paint the box, inside and out, with white gesso.
  2. Working in sections, cover an area with collage medium. Lay a sheet of the Doodle Art #2 on top of collage covered section and apply another layer of collage medium over top.
  3. Continue covering the front, back and inside of the box with the Doodle Art #2 die cut sheets until the box is completely covered.
  4. Set aside to completely dry.
  5. When the box is completely dry, paint the box with Distress Speckled Egg Paint and allow it to dry.
  6. Scribble Weathered Wood Distress Crayon to the inside edges of the box and move around to blend with fingertips.

How to make the bottles and shelf:

  1. Cut bottles from Bottled Up Bigz die out of heavy cardboard.
  2. Ink the bottles with Fossilized Amber and Broken China Distress Inks.
  3. Ink the edges moving toward the center with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then ink just the tip of the outside edge with Ground Espresso Distress ink.
  4. Cover entire bottle with Glossy Accents and set aside to completely dry.
  5. Paint the scallop trim first with white gesso and when completely dry, paint the trim piece with Speckled Egg Distress paint.

How to make the butterfly:

  1. Cut the butterfly pieces out of patterned paper or inked papers that you created yourself.
  2. Apply a piece of 3D foam tape to the thorax of the larger butterfly.
  3. Place the smaller butterfly on top.
  4. Adhere the tiny thorax piece to complete the butterfly.

Putting it all together:

  1. Add some flower stems and garden greens to the bottles.
  2. Adhere the shelf to the bottom portion of the box.
  3. Adhere a few baseboard pieces to the top right of the box and the large bottle to the back of the box on the left side.
  4. Adhere the smaller bottle to the shelf.
  5. Add the tattered butterfly and a few more ephemera pieces underneath the box with some moss and stones in random areas.
  6. Add a few tiny flowers to the box and you're done!

Thank you so much for joining me today and I hope you enjoyed seeing how I put together this pretty farmhouse inspired collector box.

Cathie ♥