It's been awhile since I last blogged. I'm glad I managed to squeeze out some time to craft. My colour scheme was inspired by Prima Marketing's PPP mood board.
Look at all those lovely shades of green and teal!
I first painted my box with black gesso from Prima Finnabair, and let it dry thoroughly before I add more paints.
As usual, I got too engrossed with layering paints that I forgot to take pictures in between step. Sigh~
Anyway, to achieve this result, I painted a coat of white crackle texture paste from Prima Finnabair. I had actually experimented it a couple of times. I realised Prima crackle has finer cracks as compared to Ranger's, the whole cracked look was pretty neat as the cracks are fine, it serves well as details.
So I added thick coats of white crackle and I think I completely covered the black gesso base. Haha. I let it dry naturally as I realised the cracks look nicer that way as compared to heat dried. I proceeded with the colours using 13 Art's Pastel Spray in Blue and Teal (I think) mixed with teal mica powder by Prima Finnabair. I also added tints of yellow from Shimmerz to give it some highlights.
Then I watered down my Prima Finnabair white and black gesso and splattered it all over the box. When everything was nice and dried, I mixed Kaisercraft's Gloss Varnish with a tad bit of Marion Smith's Whisper powder. I HAVE TO SAY, that thing is crazy sparkly, so used with caution! Hahah. So I painted the varnish all over the box to seal the paints.
All of these flowers are from Prima. I added some paper leaves die cuts from Maggie Holmes as well as altered the flourish chipboard die cut from Sizzix Tim Holtz with Prima Finnabair White Sand Texture Paste with my yellow Shimmerz.
Before adding finishing touches, I got distracted by my paper collections and start playing with patterned papers instead. Haha. Anyway, I pulled out this patterned paper from Prima's Sunrise Sunset Collection and cut it down to size to fit my box.
I watercoloured it such that it'll fit the colour scheme.
For the inside of the box, I picked this chevron patterned paper from Maggie Holmes.
And there you have it! The final look of my altered box!
I brushed a light coat of gesso on the flowers to help them blend in better as well as give the flowers some highlights. I added some clear dewdrops from Robin's Nest. I also mixed glass beads with Clear Gesso and gold mica powder from Prima Finnabair (used clear gesso instead of soft gel just because it was beside me, haha). I poured from bronze glitter on top of my mixture while it's still wet such that the glitter will adhere to my self-made texture paste.
Here are some close-ups.
I used tart tins! :)))
The cracks are so gorgeous!
So that's all for today!
I'm glad I made this altered box in time for the submission of March's PPP. Haha.
Let me know what you think of the box! :)