1 Box, 4 sides

I've been put this project together for a little while and been itching to share it with the world but needed to all 4 sides done first.   Here they are.

First painted all the panels with black gesso and then fixed everything together to make the box.  Using white Dreamweaver embossing paste and an Andy Skinner stencil.   Painted over the side with Distress inks and then went over it all with Indigo Blu crackle paste, the embossing paste had not quite gone off creating this erie pinky wash.   The crackle paste has to be 'set' with slap it on a sealant.

When everything had finally settled down dribbled along the bottom with stampendous shabby ep in various colours and textures.   Still not getting the effect I wanted spread down from the top Texture Paste (Black Sand) and dripped over that green alcohol ink.  Thought it was finished and then remembering the TH wings die cut out in blue acetate and lime green origami paper these were cut out and added.

 On this side the crackle stuff was used directly over the black, as this crackle paste dries white I expected an interesting result.   Some Glimmer Mist in blues and greens were added and gold paint swirled onto the still wet surface.  After 3 or 4 days the slap it on went over the top and ep sprinkled into before it dried.  Finally the blank areas were stamped in blue and the outlines picked out with white pen.

Again crackle paste and glimmer mist, liking this for an underwater theme the sprays were applied directly onto the paste, before the slap it on.   The grunge board flourishes  were coloured with Gelatos having a lot of fun with those.   The fish are inkylicious embossed with fine detail ep.

The final side has been Powertexed.   Using various bits and bobs from the draws and shelves there is papyrus and hessian card die cuts embossing powders and a strip of tissue paper.

Great to use so many different things and compare the results.  Loved re-discovering the Glimmer Mists and Grunge Board.  Not impressed with the Crackle paste, think it was given a good try out but it has to be quite thickly applied and then it takes days to develop the cracks.  It you want it to be coloured you have to mix it with acrylic paint which might or might not result in the effect you want.

Minx thinks its a nice box she sits in it.

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  1. Great job! Tons of detail and wonderful visual interest! Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics!

  2. What a terrific project and great that all of the sides are so different. Love all the wonderful textures

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. You certainly had fun playing with all those forms of crackle and it's good to find techniques which work or don't work for us. It's a super box and perfect for our crackle challenge over at Country View x
    Jane DT

  4. How super creative! I really love this project! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics!!

  5. Great project, love it!!! Thank you for being with us at Altered Eclectics!!!
    Arlette DT x

  6. Brilliant project and love the texture. Thank you for Playing along with Things to Alter


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