My eldest granddaughter's school had a fire, so at the moment the girls are taking turns going into school for lessons. Today was one of her "home" days, so naturally we took ourselves off to the Den to do a bit of crafting. It was a tad cold out, but we were snug in the Den.
I made some faux leather (yesterday), using one of Sheena Douglass's embossing folders, and today I coloured it up. Having done the basic colouring with ink various distress ink pads, I then went in with the mown grass distress ink, using an ink duster brush to colour the leaves.
I cut out the various sizes pieces, and glued them to the tin I had prepared . Then added some gilding wax along the edges, and a small wooden butterfly which also had gilding wax applied (mainly so that I knew which was the opening side of the tin!)
It was quite difficult to cut the shapes to fit the tin, I am going to cheat with the lining on the inside and do some printed faux leather with copy paper using CAP2
|The original tin, which had black gesso applied before the faux leather.|
As it was quite difficult to cut the pieces to fit, as I have some more of these tins, I may try a different technique and either using modelling paste and do some altered art with that, or maybe try using up some of my papers and do a sort of decopatch finish.
My granddaughter was obviously "playing" along side me. She did some more to a project she started last week, working on a stationery box that a craft friend had given me for her bedroom. It is still work in progress. I am not sure whether she is going to do some other decoration on it, but it needs some varnish on it.
|Granddaughter's Stationery Box|
She then tackled started another project, whilst waiting for the box to dry. This is also work in progress. She painted the wooden plaque first with a little tinted gesso, and them stamped the fish, water and lily on in Stazon. She then painted them with Luminarte Primary Elements and the clear glaze medium. I believe she is going to put some sort of words on it and then varnish it. I am not sure if she is going to paint the other side, so that she can have an alternative image on that.
So all in all a productive day in the Den.