Hi every one, I hope you are all well and are playing and being very crafty. Today I
have a project that I started a while ago that I added bits to each day. Well as
you know The Artistic Stamper has released New Stamps
this is what I created with the NEW! Butterflies plate.
I picked up a two wooden box's at a boot sale as I thought they were perfect for altering.
I am trying not to waffle so I will TRY!!! to give brief account of how I achieved
I covered the box in Gesso then once dry I used Deco art crackle paste through a Memory
Box stencil, on the top I used plain texture paste through the same
stencil & the Tim Holtz crocodile layering stencil.
I allowed it all to dry over night
I painted the entire box with Deco art Americana Desert Turquoise
and used Raw Umber on the edges.
Left to dry over night.
Next I used the triple emboss technique with gold embossing powder
and stamped the Butterfly & dragonfly
X 2 on black card.
As in my previous post's I used alcohol ink to colour the butterfly &
Once the box was dry I got out my Deco art Media misters and started spraying
everything! including whatever was on my desk and the
floor lovely mess.
I highlighted the embossing on the insects. slightly with treasure gold
I embellished with cogs and beads from my stash.
All I can say about the Deco art misters is that they are really intense compared
to other brands and the turquoise shimmer is my new love it is
amazing I think this photo captures it beautifully.
The golden rain was a technique picked up on one of my blog catch up days and I
changed it slightly I think it was called how to make your own pearl drops
or something so I tried it and wasn't that happy so used
treasure gold as well as the mica powder.
It is basically the melted glue from your hot glue gun brushed with mica
powder and in my case treasure gold.
I attached the ornate lock.
Luminarte H20's in the following colours key lime, Teal Zircon, Moss Agate,
Sky Blue & Dutch Iris the pots were sprayed with water from a mini mister.
I then used my finger to rub the colours over the surface until I was
happy with the results. I brushed the treasure gold over the rest
of the box to highlight the pattern.
I hope I didn't bore you all! I have tried to keep it as short as possible if you have
any questions please feel free to ask.
- Deco Art Media line crackle paste, Misters in the following colours Yellow Green, Primary Cyan & Shimmer mister in Turquoise. Americana Desert Turquoise.
- Luminart H2o's Moss Agate, Sky Blue, Dutch Iris, Teal Zircon & Key Lime.
- Stencils Tim's layering stencil crocodile & memory box
- Alcohol Inks in lettuce, stream, and denim.
- Treasure Gold Spanish Topaz
- Texture paste
- Embossing powders
- Artistic Stamper Butterflies 2
I really love the new stamps from the Artistic stamper so don't forget to have a look.
remember when you are out at a boot sale look beyond and imagine
what that item could look like altered.
Let me know what you think.
Cheers Dee x