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Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Marie Antoinette Inspired Matchbox Chest

I’m hosting a vintage French themed matchbox chest swap in the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group.  This is my chest for the swap.
This is probably the most elaborate chest I’ve made to date.
There are a few differences in this chest and in the one in the video tutorial.  For this chest I added two layers of foam core to the bottom and two layers to the top.  This was to accommodate the décor on the front and to give me a place to attach the frame on the top.  I glued two needles to the back of the frame and stuck them into the foam core on the top.   

28 comments:

Tracie Dean said...

This is stunning!! Absolutely gorgeous!! Someone is going to be very lucky!!

Happy Crafting
Tracie

Christina said...

Amazing! What a work of Art! I will be watching your tutorial!

Jess said...

This is gorgeous! Your work always amazes me!

kathi17 said...

You do the most amazing creations. Every time I come to your blog I'm overwhelmed. This chest is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much for all this beautiful eye candy!

Lynn Stevens said...

Laura, This si by far your most beautiful matchbox chest yet.I watched your vidoe last week! My "PLAN" is to pick up some matchboxes tomorrow so I can join in your MAMA swap.
Hug Lynn

johala6@yahoo. said...

Allways charming as you use to do!
Hugs and kisses

Joanne said...

This is a treasure chest for sure. So beautiful.
x

adablog14 said...

Ciao Laura...
i tuoi lavori sono meravigliosi e mi lasciano a bocca aperta da quanto sono belli e particolarissimi, fatti con tanta precisione e originalita'...
a presto Ada

Wanda H said...

This is totally awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow!!!!!!!!!!

SusanLotus said...

Stunning!!! It´s impossible to find a word for this amazingly beautiful artwork!

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

PeggyR said...

This is gorgeous!

Terri Daugherty said...

I'm so glad I stopped by your blog today because you answered my burning question....how to attach a mirror to the top of the chest. Brilliant!! I've almost finished mine and am so excited for the swap. I made a miniature lamp to sit on top of mine last night. Can't wait for you to see it!
Hugs, Terri

Ms Misantropia said...

Love it, and the exploding Valentine's box too!

missmacymay said...

Breath taking--love the concept and you included a tutorial, fantastic. You sure are lucky to be in such a great inspirational group. I enjoy seeing it all and not having the stress of doing it!!!

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

OMG this is ravishing! I am blown away by the intricacies and the extra layers you used to fortify it. absolutley amazing work! You are so inspiring.

Diane D. said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! It rival Versailles in detail. Love it.
DianeD

Ally White Cat said...

wow. there are few words to say when there is something that beautiful.it sums up every word pertaining to awe and beauty..thank you for sharing this ..even if I tried a thousand times mine would never be as beautiful as this.
hugs
susan s

silvergran said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

annemarks said...

Wow this is amazing. It is so ornate and gorgeous :)

Stampindamour said...

WOW! This is so beautiful!!! I found your blog via Pinterest recently {I'm in AZ too!}...

-PaMeLa ;)

johala6@yahoo. said...

Hello Laura!
I received your card today and I'm SO pleased! It's lovely, and I'm looking for a pretty frame to put it in it!
Thanks, thanks, thanksXXXXX
Hugs and kisses!
I put a post on my blog about it!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I am absolutely gobsmacked - this is stunning. Brava!

Lori said...

Wow, Laura! This is absolutely gorgeous. Whoever is your partner is certainly going to cherish it and admire it. I am always amazed at the amount of work you put into your pieces.

Anne May said...

Woow!Your art work is stunning and I have been looking at your tutorials,I love them.

Martina2801 said...

Dear Laura, you have made this matchbox chest simply DIVINE!!! You are such a fabulous creative talent! Chapeau!

Tone M. said...

O.M.G, WOW how beautiful and absolutely gorgeous. It's truly amazing

MistiRose said...

Laura,
With your permission I posted a photo of your altered bottles on my blog as well as direct links to some of your tutorials. I have NO IDEA how you continuously come up with ideas that are just prettier and prettier! Would you allow me to post a photo of your Marie Antoinette Chest - I most certainly will give you credit and direct people to it!
Best,
Misti
MistiRoses.blogspot.com

Mary Ann said...

Very very beautiful:)