Are you having a good Monday, everyone? :)
Let's start the week with another beautiful creation from my Team!
For all of you who like to play with embellishments, we have a truly rich and inspiring project from Linda. Just take a look...
Hi there, Linda Cain here, and it’s my turn again on the Finnabair blog!
This time I thought I’d take a plain note box and alter it in an effort to keep my scraps of notes in one place. Sounds like a plan? I hope it works in helping me keep track of artsy ideas.
So, let’s get started. It begins with a paper mache note box from a craft store that I painted with Black Gesso. I left parts of the inside unpainted so I could add decorative paper.
Next I mixed 2 colors of high pigment acrylic paint into some ModelingPaste. Using the Bubbles Stencil, I added the paste to the top of the box.
Then I started to add more color. I spritzed it with metallic Shimmer Mists and drops of color from the bottle. LOVE the shine here!
I added Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel on the Small Clock Face and heated with a heat tool. Then I added some Silks with a dry brush. I base coated the metal wings with Heavy White Gesso and added silver acrylic paint on top.
I started to adding pastes to this label pull. Then I decided a Tassel would look great hanging from the pull, so I used my jewelry 2-hole punch to make a hole for a jump ring and Tassel.
Next I added more color to the background and metal elements. Then came the scary part for me - gluing it down. I started with 3D Matte Gel with the heavy pieces.
For a bit of sparkle and shine, I added a mixture of Platinum Glass Glitter and Zinc GlassBeads in the clock section with Soft Gloss Gel.
The sides and back have Newsprint Canvas strips added with 3D Matte Gel. The metal handle shows the “before” on the bottom, and the "after" on top with 2 colors of Inka Gold added. It makes a BIG difference.
I found 2 metal labels for the sides. They were plain silver in color, so I first added 2 coats of Heavy White Gesso with a foam square. Then I added a coat of Clear Crackle Texture Paste and layers of inks. LOVE the aged metal look it creates!!! Put a phrase in the frame and add it to the sides.
The handle is added to the back spine area with 3D Matte Gel and brads. I did the same with a pair of glasses across the front. I cut apart a Medium Flower and added pieces with copper brads. You can see the Tassel here with some Inka Gold added to it.
The bits and pieces get added last...buttons, a propeller colored with alcohol ink, a key with a computer part twisted around it, micro beads in a gear with a light bulb phrase, a Roman Numeral, Numbers, a Vintage Center, and Charcoal Art Sugar to fill in spaces. That color is so gorgeous.
The Pendant under the light bulb and Leaves are colored with Inka Gold as well as several other Mechanicals. Sterling Glass Glitter is sprinkled around the tiny vintage bottle to help support it.
When the 3D Gel dried underneath the light bulb, it left a really cool pattern!
That’s it for me for today. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and of course feel free to ask any questions or leave a comment.