Decorated Box- Diva

Decorated Box – Diva

first of my new DT kit projects for Thompsoons craft supplies
This paper and the colours are just gorgeous, so rich, i just love them.
for this project i used….
13arts color glow – tanzanite
dina wakely acrylic paints – heather
AB studio papers – Diva- real diva
Ab studio stencil ID 94
from my stash i also used some heavy body paste, a couple of small stamps to add some more interest
 i started off by painting my box with the heather paint and then sprinkling on some of the 13 arts color glow and spritzing with water to activate, i dried with my heat gun then dry brushed randomly with the fuschia paint.
i did a little random stamping in a grey ink over the box.
i then did some fussy cutting from the real diva sheet and  added them to my box using 3d gel as my glue
 some more stamping on top with the grey, it doesn’t matter what the stamps are, mine were a small spot and a  sort of trellis style one.
i then coloured my heavy body paste with a tiny dot of the fuschia paint and stencilled in places in between and just overlapping the paper flowers.
i dried with my heat gun and then sprinkled some of the color glow in places , just a few small areas, spritzed with water, moved it around a little and then dried.
lastly i rubbed over some of the wax just picking up some of the raised areas of the paste.

Remember This Gift Box

I have finished a box I started yesterday. The base is recycled gift box from Christmas lol… which I gessoed and just decoupaged scraps of papers from left over craft kits.
I have used plenty of different goodies from Thompsons craft supplies and Hobbilicious.
So we have a box that can be regifted now.
I also have small pictorial below with comments to guide you …
Happy Sunday x

Links to products used:

Chipboard Quotes

Sentimental Story papers

Victorian Velvet ink spray

Fluid Acrylic Gold


And now some final shots for you


Sunday, cuttin n stickin

Sunday, cuttin n stickin
well what a fab Day i had with Louise and Kasia
plotting and planning, cuttin n stickin!!
we were planning a 2020 retreat, making samples of some of the fab new papers in the shop Thompsonscraftsupplies
spending time with fab friends and eating a gorgeous lunch, what more could you ask for…..oh to do it all again soon please!!
these are AB Studio Breeze of the Forest papers, absolutely gorgeous and the quality of these papers is amazing, just loved all the fussy cutting, and layering, one of my fave ways to craft.
started off on the book and i covered the front cover with one of the 12×12 sheets, sanded, inked and sanded again the edges and all over, then i coloured a heavy paste and stenciled some flowers which matched the papers perfectly.
i then went over with a clear gesso.
next was a lot of fussy cutting and picked where my design was going, top left corner and bottom right corner.
i decided on my layering, and then using something to give height to the elements, either folded card, lefteover mdf pieces, those that are left in the sheets or 3d foam pads, i layered up and stuck my pieces in place using 3d gel.
tucking bits behind, lots of overlapping.
then the splattering with watered down white gesso.
when it was all dry i coated it all with a layer of clear gesso to help protect in when in use.
The Gift box
it was the same principles for my box i cut my pieces to fit the tops and sides on my box, using some open scissors i distressed the edges, stuck them down , inked the edges and then covered with some clear gesso which dragged some of the ink into the main paper which gave a lovely effect.
i layered up with some cheesecloth first then the fussy cut elements.
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