Dec 22, 2017

Altered Treasure Box - Art Anthology

HI Friends and welcome to my blog today. I am sharing my second, but last post for 2017 with Art Anthology and i have a beauty of a project for you.

Recently i cam across these nestled treasure boxes at the dollar store (Dollarama) They come three to a box when you order them from Multicrafts, but i think they are sold individually at the retailers. I thought they would be perfect for a mixed media project.  So here is what i have for you.

The boxes comes like this: the smallest one measuring approx 5.25 x 3.25 x 3.

You can check out the video below, but here are a few images for you

I gessoed the entire box outside, at this point i was not concerned about the inside.


 this smaller box had a joint in the top where the lid was joined and to me that was fine, i thought it added some character, so start by adding 2 coats of gesso.


I then used the 6x9 Keyhole Stencil along with the Bone stone effects to begin my first layer of texture




You will need to heat set this to dry.

Using gel medium chose your embellishments for the cover.  The chipboard i moistened with water as the top of the treasure chest had a bit of a curve in it and i wanted the chipboard to take on the curve and this helped. 

 

Add another coat of gesso to everything, including all the embellishments, right on top of the texture paste too. Heat set to dry once again. It should look like this.


Now comes the fun part! Here are the materials i used to achieve the finished look.


So we have used the Bone Stone effects, once the chest was dry, i gave a light coat of the sea foam heat set to dry again


I then added in some patina effects especially on the metal embellishments and chipboard, where i wanted more texture and detail to show.  Heat set to dry again


Now you can add the mists, Siesta Key, Grass , i had my heat tool pretty much running in one hand and mist in the other, i added water when the color was too much, and dabbed off with a baby wipe


Below i started to use the Rust Amber Sorbet Medium, i love this stuff, it is amazing! I used a small paint brush and did like a white wash effect over all the texture created from the stencil.  I also added in some Minx Decadent to add more shadow and depth to some areas


Here is the finished Project:






Here is my walk through you tube video:



Patina Sea Foam Stone effects

Happy Scrapping!

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