Memory boxes are such fun! My fingers were itching to play with the Black Current Color splash and Drift Wood Chalk paint. And this is what I came up with. I just loved working with Tinted Metallic Paints too! I think they are my new favorite medium!
To prepare the Book Box, I unscrewed the hinges and set them aside. To create texture I randomly stenciled with the mosaic stencil and “Grainy Texture Paste” on the cover of the Book Box and then dried with the craft heat tool.
I painted the Book Box with the “Drift wood” acrylic Chalk paint. The Chalk paint dry quite fast, I had no need to use the heat tool. To add depth I sprayed with “Gathered Twigs” Distress Stain and to add color, I sprayed with the glorious”Black Current” color splash. I used the “Golden Plum” and “Glazed Berries” Tinted Metallic paint , thinned down with water and a flared paint brush to splatter across the book cover. I used the craft heat tool again to dry the paint and ink splatters.
As focus point I used the Primed chipboard – Heart Vine Square frame and painted it with the “Golden Plum” Tinted Metallic paint. I raised the the frame and photo with cardboard and layered a small piece of Cheesecloth more or less in the centre of the Book Cover.
I arranged the flowers, “Natalie Butter Milk” and “Embossed Daisies- Bisque” around the frame and finished off with rhinestones, crystal domes and brass ringes. To adhere the flowers and frame, I used the “Heavy Gel Medium)
To finish the project off, I replace the hinges with vintage brass hinges.
Please join me as I take you through my creative process is this video:
I hope this leaves you inspired to create something beautiful !
I used the following Little Birdie supplies for this project:
- Grainy Texture Paste
- Mosaic Stencil
- Tinted Metallic Paint: Golden Plum
- Tinted Metallic Paint: Glazed Berries
- “Drift Wood” Chalk Paint
- “Black Currant” Color splash
- White gesso
- Heavy Gel Medium – Matte