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.
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