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Sunday, 9 March 2014

Crafty Card Makers and More – Slap It On

I am a little late posting my DT piece as I have been away and yet again a scheduled post failed to post. I’m sure there must  be a button to push that for some reason I can’t see!! So please be aware that the challenge now only has one week left to run.

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Very excited because this is the first of our new Mixed Media style challenges for Crafty Cardmakers and More. We would love it if you could think a little outside the box for this challenge (no pun intended), and whilst each of these challenges will have a theme - this one is Winter or Slap It On (please see below for full definition) they are also 'NO CARD' challenges.

Yvonne is hosting the first of these challenges, and would like to see something either related to Winter or Slap It On, which basically means that anything goes (but NO CARDS!!)

We are sponsored for this challenge by
WOODWARE CRAFT COLLECTION

With a prize of £12.00 to spend at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or on line. IMG_1043

Now to get on with my project. Well I am afraid I am well and truly fed up with winter so I opted for slap it on and a chance to transorm this papier mache box.

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I added papers, paints, texture paste, die cuts and metallic rub ons. The various layers give the finished box a depth that isn’t immediately obvious from photographs.

 

I mixed texture paste with some acrylic paint to colour it before spreading it through this gorgeous ‘Peacock’ stencil by that special touch. Using only part of a largish stencil on such a small area was a bit of a challenge especially as I wanted it to ‘sit ‘ centrally on the sides of the box. (Almost made it!).IMG_1042

I then spent ages adding and removing black paint and gilding wax until I got a finish I was happy with. Just the kind of nonsense that keeps me happy. I think that maybe it needs a little more (ideas on a postcard please), but time is pressing so this will have to do for now. Hope you like and that you feel inspired to join the challenge but please remember, no cards!!

6 comments:

Krisha said...

How lovely this turned out. I just bought that stencil, and have yet to use it.
I'll check out the challenge.

Glennis said...

It looks amazing - the texture really shows - love it!

Meggymay said...

Wow Cindy, this look magnificent, a fantastic alteration.
Yvonne x
p.s.
thank you loved the heart you sent.

chrissies said...

This is stunning Cindy--must have taken hours to get the finish you wanted on it

Love Chrissie x

Shoshi said...

This box is stunning, Cindy... Love the faded terracotta background with the gilding on top. It has a real vintage, distressed look. Just love it!

Shoshi

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love the finished product! That box looks so vintage and worn, like a long lost treasure. Great job!

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