Sunday, 1 March 2015

Altered Packaging

It's time for the latest Altered Eclectic challenge. As always the theme is Anything Goes but it must be Mixed Media/Altered Art, no cards are allowed.

For my DT piece this month I decided to turn some Amazon packaging into a colourful folder.


This is the packaging I started with.


I started by covering everything with white gesso and then painted it with acrylic paint.

I then scraped some gesso over it using a credit card. I left some of the colour showing and added some shapes and lines using my finger and small brush I also used a stencil in places. I stamped some flowers [Chocolate Baroque] onto book paper and cut them out and glued them to the piece keeping some aside for later.

I then added more colour until I was pleased with the result and then I added some black script. I used a mixture of Fresco Finish, DecoArt and Reeves acrylic paint.

I painted the inside of the folder and glued down the flaps, then I added some of the spare flowers.

I decided to use a magnetic closure so I glued in the magnets and covered the magnet on the front with a flower, then I glued a couple of flowers to card so that they were more sturdy, I glued these to the front and back of the magnet on the flap.

This is the back of the folder.

This is a close up of the paintwork,

Why not pop over the the Altered Eclectic Challenge to see the fabulous pieces that the rest of DT have made.


  1. A wonderful alteration and what a great folder you now have! Have a nice Sunday, hugs, Valerie

  2. This is gorgeous,love the design and fab

  3. I love all the colour on here Hazel might have to pinch the idea converts and Amazon packaging myself!


  4. A wonderful alteration. I love the artwork you added to the whole piece.

    Chrissie xx

  5. A gorgeous project Hazel..looks fantastic!

  6. Fab colours and wonderful recycling, I love this Hazel, hope all is good with you :D xx

  7. I have saved something similar that I got from Amazon, and now I know what to do with it! Awesome Hazel! Thank you for the idea :)

  8. This looks amazing Hazel! Such gorgeous colours! xxx

  9. Fabulous folder full of the joys of spring XOXO Zoe

  10. So many fun colours and so practical too - love it hun xx

  11. Great make - love seeing things being re-used like this!! Steffi :o) xx