Afternoon lovely peeps :)
Kinda been missing on blogger for a while - have been busy with new projects & not blogging about them - until now! Here is one of the new projects I have tried - and I must say, although it's not a quick project, I thoroughly enjoyed putting it all together.
It's a plain memory type box with window in which I have sanded back and then painted with Gesso (sp?) - it took three coats until I was happy with it. I then painted the inside with green acrylic paint - I didn't want it looking too perfect, so used my paint dabber to sponge the paint over and leaving some of the underneath white paint to come through - kinda distressed but not quite, if you know what I mean! Once dry I then took my chosen napkin & cut out the flowers that I wanted & then arranged it over the front & side of the box until I was happy with the design. Then came the messy/tricky/sticky bit...I painted slap-it-on over the box & placed each one layer of napkin down & then brushed slap-it-on again. Well, the result is below for you to see...let me tell you, I wasn't totally happy with the end result as when I varnished over the whole of the box (inside too) I noticed when dried that I'd got a few 'bumpy' bits of varnish. I had to let it dry completely before sanding back again & re-varnishing. Whilst waiting for that to dry I then stamped out the letters to spell out Mum, painted them with the same acrylic green paint (as used in the inside) & waited for them to dry before applying them to the dry varnished box.
So, What do you think, not bad for a first attempt? I can definitely see room for improvement and that will come with experience! I plan on making another one very soon for my Sister's birthday.
I made some small cards for the inside of the box & then wrapped it all up for a gift for my Mother's birthday & I am so happy to say she was thrilled with her gift! She kept stroking her hand over the box & shaking her head, saying she couldn't believe I had made it! She also loved all the cards inside. I was so chuffed!!
So, that's all for now. I'm glad to say I have got around to visiting blogs but seriously, you guys blog so much LOL I can't keep up with you all!
I'd like to enter my project into the following challenges:
Brown sugar challenge.blog - #77 - Anything goes
Until next time,