|the finished result!|
This was an attempt at something a bit different, using a freebie! As you can see it started life as cigarette case. Well as soon as I saw it I decided it was just begging to have something done to it.
The tin was coated with a mixture of black gesso and modelling paste to try and get rid of the texture on the tin, at the same time it was textured with a "combed" palette knife across part of it. It was then overpainted with primary elements. I stamped the violet on to the tin and outlined it with pebeo gold vitrail outliner, and filled it in with fantasy paint. The leaves and circles were done freehand. I then edged the tin with gold gilding wax, and added a bit more in places to "distress" it, and then varnished it. (The cigarette case is marked as a "Limited Edition" - well mine is definitely a "Limited Edition" !)
|before and after|
|box and lid|
My new Sheena Douglas Floral stamps arrived this weekend, and of course I had to play. I had this box in the Den, and decided to use that. A crackle finish first with dark green background and a pale blue mixed with a bit of green primary elements mixed in with it, to give a bit of variation in colour. Daffodil stamped on to lid, and also onto a piece of card. Painted with acrylics, and then overstamped. A touch of gold gilding wax to the edges of the box, and also a little bit on the daffodils. I wiped the excess wax on my fingers over the box for a bit of extra distressing.
|top of lid|