I have been attempting to decorate a little wooden box, I say attempting as I have not tried this sort of project before. It might have been better if I had planned what I was going to do but as with most of my projects it just evolved. I have used all Clarity stamps and stencils as I am going to enter it into this month's challenge which is ANYTHING GOES. Good to try something different.
My little box is not an expensive one, I bought it from The Works. They have quite a few different wooden shapes, ideal for practicing on. I started by painting all over with my base colour in Acrylic paint. I actually mixed two colours, Buff Titanium and a little bit of gold acrylic. This gave me a slightly beige shade, neutral for adding design. It did not change the colour an awful lot but gave a good base to work on.
Using the sprig leaf stencil I sponged the design over the sides and top with black ink. I found a sponge gave a better outline on this project than a brush.
|After adding base shade.|
|Leafy sprigs sponged in place|
Small flowers on edges and one large one on top. Using Black Archival ink I stamped a leafy design around the edge on the top and some small butterflies.
Some little black gems in the middle of flowers completed my design.
Items used ;- Double sprig stencil
Flower power stencil
Treehouse stamp and vines
All available from Claritystamps.
A slightly different project for me this month , hope you like it. It has been a learning process as well but fun to do. Thankyou for visiting. xx