Saturday, 26 November 2011
Some of you may know that I have embarked on an on-line course on altered boxes with the talented Louise Crosbie, aka Zuzu's Petals. This is my first box and I had a lot of fun altering it. First I sprayed it with mica powders that I mixed with water in my mini-spritzer. The colour is a beautiful peach though it doesn't show up too well in this photo. Then I dry brushed over it with gold acrylic paint and added a torn napkin with a roses and music theme and complemented that with some torn, distressed music paper around the sides. I then rubbed gold wax here and there over the music paper and finished off the lid with one of Sheena Douglass's flourish stamps embossed with her brass WoW EP. I coloured some lace with Distress Ink and attached it to the side of the lid. I'm happy with my first effort but realise now that I need to have a complete theme in mind and the necessary embellishments to decorate it before I begin my second box (though I have to confess to having already painted one in delicious pearlescent blue acrylic and again added dry brush gold acrylic on top in readiness - lol!) Loving this journey!