Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Mixed Media Altered Box

Hello Friends...
I'm back today with my first mixed media altered project.
I have altered a gift box which I have kept since long for some experiment like this. I am very new to mixed media and I have never tried so much of layering before on my projects.
So let's take a look...


It's always fun to try something new and I was really excited to alter this one...
First I applied a coat of gesso on the lid of the box. With the help of stencils and texture paste I created the designs on it. after it was partially dry I applied a coat of crackle paste. Once it was half dried I applied another thick coat of the crackle paste. This really looks fabulous and gives this rough and old look to it.

 Then I started coloring. First I applied a coat of black acrylic paint all over and once it is dried I cleaned the surface with a wet cloth. Then I applied turquoise blue metallic paint and golden metallic paint alternatively with dry brush technique.Then I added some small stones which I collected from the sea-shore on our recent holiday and colored them too with green acrylic paint and then dry brushed with golden. Then I applied gesso on some chipboards and once these dried colored and glued on the box. I also adhered 3 metal dragonfly and a tag which I distressed at the edges and adhered on a chipboard.
Finally I added some rhinestones here and there for some bling.


 For the box I glued some tissue on the outer body and colored with black acrylic paint. Once that dried I dry brushed it with turquoise blue and golden metallic colors for the same effect as the lid.

Some more pics of the box...

The Crackle paste effect


I'll keep my travel album inside this.

Supplies Used:
Cardborad Box
Gesso
TimHoltz Flourish Stencil
The Crafters Workshop Mini Art Stencil
Ranger Crackle Paste
Acrylic Paint ( Black, Green)
Metallic Paint ( Turquoise Blue and Gold)
Papericious Chippies
Metal embelishments
Stones 
Rhinestones
Tissue Paper
Tag 

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