My first step was to add Ranger snowcap acrylic paint dabber to the rim of the box, once dry I added brushed corduroy distress ink over the top of the paint. Next I cut 4 pieces of card from the Tim Holtz kraft resist paper stash and went about altering each piece with various colours of Tim Holtz distress inks and Dylusions stencils. I also gave each piece a spritz of the Tattered Angels black cherry glimmer mist. Once I was happy with the pieces, I attached the paper to each side of the pencil pot using Claudine Hellmuth multi-medium gloss and then painted it over the front of the paper as well to seal the inks in place.
I decided that I didn’t want to use my pot for pencils so instead I used some Jenni Bowlin journaling cards as templates to create butterfly, heart, flower and bird shapes from kraft card stock. I used a mixture of distress inks, marshmallow glimmer mist, background stamps, stencils, pens, gems, pins, rock candy and stickles to cover the kraft card stock and embellish. I used 2 Tim Holtz journaling tags and 2 different stamps for the sentiment (one each side). Finally I attached the 2 sides of each shape to a kebab stick and placed each stick into the pot using some brown tissue paper and raffia to hold the sticks in place.
The pictures below are front, back and a couple of close ups: