Sunday, 18 March 2018

Boxing Clever

Boxing Clever

Hallo There!

How are you?  Feeling chirpy?
Hope so, I have a really nice
project to show you today by
Hazel Harler.

She has brought Spring
with her. take a look at this:

"Hi everyone, I have a decorated papier
 mache box to share with you today.

I started by giving the box a coat
 of white gesso, then I stencilled some 
script using a Carabelle Studio stencil 
and some modelling paste.

 I crumpled some tissue paper and 
adhered it to the spine then I painted 
it with some plum Fresco paint. 

I painted the rest of the box with taupe, 
plum and captain peacock Fresco paints, 
I also added some plum splatters.

Using my finger I lightly added some
 Imagination Crafts white gold 
Starlight paint.

 I adhered some patterned tissue paper that
 I found in my stash to the sides of the 
box and stamped some Paperartsy leaves
 with apple green Starlight paint.

I decorated the box with a wooden 
leaf spray, Forever In Time burlap daisies 
and some pearls, I also tore some
 birds out of the tissue paper and 
adhered it to the box."

I will have to make this one Hazel
It is a good design and I love the
techniques and colours you have
used.  Thank you very much

I'm sure you will agree that this
is an awesome project

"Till tomorrow

Mickie xx

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Boxing Clever

Boxing Clever

Hi There!

Are you beginning to think of
getting away for a long weekend
or maybe even holidaying in the
UK this year?  

Louise Thomson has been
thinking the same and has sent
us a project reminiscent of 
summer holidays .............

"I painted a wooden box, first with 
a couple of coats of gesso, then with
 some fresco finish paints. 

The edges are stamped with a
 Carabelle stamp. 

I painted in all the details, rather
 liking the idea that it could be 
a little Cornish fishing village with
 multi coloured cottages. 

Some subtle detail was added to
 the top by sponging paint on to an 
Impression Obsession cover a card stamp
 and printing it over the lid (I'm afraid it 
doesn't show well in the photo).

 A little distress oxide ink was blended 
around the edges and I finished of
 with a couple of io die cut gulls."

Thank you Louise, a timely 
reminder of summer holidays
and trips to Cornwall.

Impression Stamps Cover-a-Card stamps
can be found here
and IO dies here
Carabelle Expressions stamps are here 

I can almost taste that Cornish clotted
cream .......... dreaming on.....

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx

Friday, 16 March 2018

Happy Day

Happy Day

Hallo There!

How're you today?  Hope
you're only being affected
by this Mad Marchness in
a good way .........  I've
always wondered why the
eggs are brought by hares
or rabbits (depending where
you are in the world).....

Angela Radford has popped
by today with a really cute
project that has nothing to
do with madness, March or
Hares ..... just Spring...

 Hi all, Angela here to show you how I 
used this door hanger to create a 
really nice gift.

 Cut out the tiny butterflies and
 attach to the hanger.

Next I applied some crinkled tissue paper 
and then covered the whole thing 
with a good coat of Gesso and don't 
forget the sides and back.

Now you can start to add the colour, 
(Fresco Finish acrylics by Paper Artsy)
 I like to layer this adding the lightest colours
 first, dry it and then add more colour. 

When that's complete, rub over everything
 gently with Treasure Gold gilding wax. 

At this stage I also made some larger butterflies
 using a Woodware mould and coloured those too.

To complete the hanger I used a text stamp
 randomly, attached a sentiment, positioned the
 butterflies and added some gems. 

It's a good idea to seal the paint when
 finished with Glaze or varnish.

Happy crafting, Angela xXx

Oh Angela, that is seriously good
Thank you very much.  

I particularly like the colours - not really
in my comfort range so I think I will
have a go at this technique myself but
on a book cover .................

'Till tomorrow 

Mickie xx