Well, a Happy New Year to all my fellow WOYWWers- if you are new to this, pop over to our delightful hostess, Julia Dunnit at The Stamping Ground and join in with the most addictive bit of legal snooping around.
You may remember a few weeks ago I was talking about finding a wooden chest for my Beloved Husband, who is a fan of fruit teas ( I call it his Hot Squash fetish). I managed to find some, and they have them in all sorts of sizes, from two to a dozen compartments. The supplier was via Amazon, Coins Accessorise, and they have lots of little boxes in their store, perfect for altering. I didn’t want one too large, as it was to take to work & keep in his toolbox, so this one seemed perfect.
I inked loads of white tissue with mists, then overstamped with dragons, swirls and so on. The tissue was torn up, then pasted over the box. A few coats of spray varnish sealed it from the oil where we work. I stamped a large dragon onto acetate, backed with adhesive film and then covered in gilding flakes, from a selection at Crafty Notions.
This was a lot of fun to do, and I learned quite a bit in the process.
Firstly, colour & stamp a lot more tissue than you think you will need. When you run out, its very hard to get the same sort of colour blend.
Second, don’t put the main image on first, then do the tissue bit.Definitely the wrong way around.
But I think the most important lesson I learned, was Never have your mug of coffee and pot of PVA on the same side of the table. Very easy to dunk your brush in the wrong one.
So, I have plans to do some more of these, maybe as Christmas presents this year (See my New Years Resolution post, if nothing else it will give you a good laugh when the epic fail undoubtedly happens), because they had some lovely little drawer units that would make fab jewellery boxes, and for people who don’t like teas, the box above could hold candles maybe, or little pots of jam, or bath bombs- what’s that phrase about best laid plans of mice and (wo)men? Well, my intentions are good, and yes, I do know there’s a saying about that too. Probably the more appropriate one , 🙂
So have a great Wednesday, I did really well last week and visited everybody- I even surprised myself,but I was at home all day- back at work this week though, so it will probably take me a few days.