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Friday, 25 April 2014

A Little Experiment

Finished Tissue Box

I needed a tissue box for my Craft Den, and decided to experiment with Sheena Douglass's new "Taste of India" stamps.   

i had wanted to use the Henna stamp, but it was too large, so opted for this one instead.

I painted the box with gesso and then bronze and blue metallic acrylic paints.  (I quite liked the effect of it looking like an old tin, but wanted to do some more to it, but couldn't quite decide, whether to use distress inks or acrylic paint, so decided to proceed with the enamelling and make a final decision later.)

Work in progress
I stamped the images on to the box with stazon, and then outlined them with pebeo gold outliner and then commenced to fill in the outline with pebeo fantasy paints to create the enameled look.

I continued to fill in the design, and then decided that I would use acrylics for the box to try and reflect the colours used in the design.  I used metallic red, green, blues, purple and gold paints, and randomly sponged them on to the box with a natural sponge, which gave me the result in the top picture.  

I would normally use gilding wax on the edges, but I used some gold leaf paint instead this time, also using it to touch up the outliner; and paint on some of the details from the stamp that were lost when I used the enamel over the design.

As you can see it was quite a transformation from the original work in progress photo.


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1 comment:

Jan Ltc said...

Love it Mags, Great stamps & colours xx Jan