Tuesday 14 January 2020

Eileen Hull New Release Scalloped Box

Oooooo do I love this new die designed by Eileen Hull it has so many possibilities of use.

I thought I'd make a gift box to contain chocolates, it would make a lovely Easter gift, and if you decant a box of chocolates, thee are bound to be a few leftovers............just saying......win, win.

I cut the box from Sizzix Mountboard, glues it together and added texture paste through a stencil.  Once dry I added some wooden birds and resin flowers from my stash. I filled in the gaps and added extra texture with Artsy Stones.

After making sure everything was completely dry, I gave he entire project a couple of coats of white gesso, drying in-between. before adding the beautiful Cadence Hybrid Acrylic paints randomly in Faded Pink and Plum. Yes this year I'm pushing myself to try new colours :)

Once the pink shades were completely dry, I knocked them back a little by dry brushing white gesso over them.

Again making sure everything was totally dry I added highlights using the stunning Antique Silver Gilding paint, dried the project completely and then added a few more highlights, this time in the beautiful Antique Gold Gilding paint. Boy this paint has an amazing sheen!

I finished off by adding a wash of the Antique Gold Gilding paint to the inside.

And now it's ready for a layer of tissue paper and a handful of favourite chocolates to gift. And when the chocolates are eaten, the recipient has a beautiful trinket box to keep.

Happy Crafting.
Elizabeth x

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Friday 10 January 2020

The Craft Stamper Magazine January 2020 Challenge

Happy New Year and welcome to the firs challenge for 2020 over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog

We would love you to share your projects using "real" stamping on them with us, for a chance to be in winning a fabulous prize.

Check this out......

What a great prize to top up your New Year stash! And don't forget you are also in with a chance to be featured in the magazine it's self, how cool is that.

So hop over to the blog (via the link above) to check out the guidelines, and get stamping.

Happy Crafting,
Elizabeth x