OFF THE RAILS CHALLENGE JUNE 2016 ~ ALTERED BOX:
G'day there! Bit of a 'photo heavy' post. Our OFF THE RAILS challenge for JUNE is:
Plenty of scope to let your imagination run wild, eh?
I was reorganising my study, & needed a box for a bunch of papers....
& thus, this project was born!
Obviously needed a total makeover!!!
SOOOOOO: a coat of gesso, some paint, some PVA glue [works like a gel medium or clear
gesso - sort of seals your paint!].....
& while the glue was wet, I added some lace:
Then with a hot glue gun, some metal elements:
NOW we're talking, right? Prettier already. More gesso over these elements. Then ink sprays, some
stenciling, some stamping & some Mica glitter......
Almost there, Just needed a few finishing touches - sequins, seed beads, some flair-like
elements & a decent coat of Mod Podge [gloss]. FINALLY:
Dunno how that rust developed....but I liked it! The beads/heart have been 'set' with Glossy Accents.
Can you see the little silvery heart above the key? Love how it all blends into the blue tones!
Above is some patterned paper that I've punched out then covered with one of those acrylic
sticky rounds. Sort of 'fake flair'. Works a treat!
A close up of the stenciling around the edges & below,
the full box:
So....got you inspired to get out some lace, metal & an old box?
Or to join in with our OFF THE RAILS challenge?
I hope so!
Blessings ~ Lizzy H ♥♥♥