I really hope you are reading this because it is scheduled and I am in Lincoln visiting my son for a long weekend.
The theme is ALTERED this week at One Stop Crafts Challenge. So you lovely crafters let us see something other than a card this time a round, and please pop along to the challenge to see all the pieces of work from our teamies.
I have two examples for you this week.
This is a paper mache box from Hobbycraft which I painted with Eco Green craft paint. The top is then covered with artists modelling paste and used my heat gun to help it dry - which made the paste pop and splutter to get the raised bits. I wiped over the top with some diluted paint on a baby wipe and added a bit of Inka Gold on a paint brush across the top and around the edge. I added blobs of Gemtac glue to which I added seed beads, and then the dragonfly to which I added beads. Lastly the flowers, which are Prima.
The second boxes are very easy, and I have to give credit to Louise at Zuzu's Petals 'n' Stuff. I really admire her really incredible work. Please pop across to her blog and have a look at it.
These are light weight wood boxes and I have sprayed them with glimmer mists inside and outside. Rubbed or brushed on Inka Gold around the sides and edges. Added flowers (Prima again - and lazy I know - but I am doing some other boxes that will have handmade metal ones on), brass leaves, butterflies etc. The top bluey green one is Cosmic Shimmer Peacock and it is multicoloured shades. Fab! All the edges have sari lace around them, as in the photo below.
I expect you are wondering why so many boxes - well I have taken a stall at my Village Fete, and also a big craft fair. In the meantime, I have just taken over the house with boxes, paints, etc, etc. However, it is really enjoyable doing something else as well as cards. I use a very large pizza box for a spray place, lined with plastic, and then lined with paper towels - several thicknesses. And how's this for a good way of using up the ink on soaked paper towels - I have rolled a couple of boxes in and got a variation in colour scheme - which has been really effective on a pink box and an orangey-gold one.
I am entering this for the following challenges
Your Next Stamp - Texture it
The Paper Variety - Flowers
Have a fabulous weekend.
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