Sunday, 9 March 2014

Flower power

Hi crafter's

It's time for the Clarity stamp challenge and it's all about flowers. I bought the fuchsia stamps in the latest members sale. I also bought a wooden jewellery box and furniture from Crafty Individuals. The two together will be perfect for this project. To prepare the box I painted it all over inside and out with white gesso. When dry I painted it with a cream colour acrylic paint for the base colour. I used a pearl acrylic in pink next just sweeping in from the outside edges not covering the whole area. When all the painting has been done ink up the small fuchsia in black Archival  and stamp on to the lid twice. Draw a stem with a black liner pen to join up the flowers. Stamp the fuchsia bud in place then join up with the pen as before.To colour in I used Twinkling H2O's in various shades of pink finishing with a wine colour. Add green for the leaves and stems. Ink up the music stamp in Rueberry Adirondack, stamp randomly over the box lid in second generation ink. Take the hearts and leaves stencil and lay a heart in the middle of the lid. Ink up a piece of sponge with rueberry and dab inside the heart then around the outside, it doesn't matter if you catch some of the leaves.Still with the ink and sponge add some deeper colour to the corners and the edges. Do this around the sides too. The verse I used is Count your garden. I stamped a line of the verse on each side in black Archival. The inside is lined with thin card which has been stamped with the fuchsia stamps and stenciled to make a master board. This is then cut to fit the sides and lid, the bottom is lined with pink felt. The handle and feet were rubbed with golden light gilding wax. Glue the feet and handle on, I used a hot glue gun for extra strength. I'm really pleased how this turned out so glad I bought two of these little boxes, maybe an oriental one next. That's all for now, hope you like it.

Thanks for looking

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