Friday, 15 August 2014

Pencil Box

A couple of weeks ago I showed you a couple of sneaks photos of samples made using my new stamps. Today I can show you some more photos of one of those samples. 


I began by painting the bottom section of the box using Green Olives, Guacamole, Hey Pesto and Hyde Park


On the inside I added a layer of crackle glaze and then a layer of Nougat. 


I did the same with the lid, this time using Space Cadet, Sky, Antarctic and Inky Pool


Again on the inside I added a crackle layer. 


I then cut a piece of tissue paper to fit the lid, and stamped it with my new birds stamp. 


This was glued inside the lid. 


 Next I put an elastic band around the box to hold the two pieces tight together. I then stamped the fence all around the box. 


I painted the fence with Autumn Fire, Mocha Mousse, Cinnamon,Brown Shed and Haystack. I also cut some tissue to fit in the base of the box, this was stamped with script. 


I painted some more tissue with greens, and another section with blues and spots of Very Berry. I also painted some tissue with yellows and oranges. I then stamped flowers and leaves , lots of them, I then fussy cut these out. 


I added the flowers and leaves using matte medium, overlapping them slightly. 


once they were all dry i decided to give the whole thing a couple of coats of gloss glaze, this makes the flowers look lovely. 

I then screwed the hinges back on


It's a nifty little box, perfect for my fountain pen.


One last pic of the front. I am so happy with this project. 


I will be back soon with more samples. 

These stamps are available at your favourite PaperArtsy retailer. 

Darcy x

9 comments:

  1. just love those birds, and the flowers on the lid look fab!

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  2. You should be happy because it is really fab xxx

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  3. Looks fantastic Darcy, love how you have used the tissue paper:-) xxx

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  4. Looks wonderful Darcy, love the birds and the fencing surrounding the flowers looks fab! Ruth x

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  5. Beautiful and the flowers are stunning x

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  6. It's gorgeous, Darcy, I love how the fencing runs around the box!

    Lucy x

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  7. Just wonderful, I love this box with your new stamps, great and so lovely :) xx

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