Wednesday 27 July 2016

A Beautiful Life by Kaye Halls

Hi Everyone, Kaye here again with a project I've been playing with. This is a prime example of projects that have evolved as I worked on them and ends up nothing like I originally envisioned.

At Christmas I was given a box of Whitakers chocolates and in true scrapbookers style I looked at the empty box and thought ...."that would make a great project!", so thats what I did.

I started with the box which I removed all the chocolate branding.

Next I painted the box inside and out with black gesso.

Once it was dry I started putting Colour Paste through a couple different stencils. I started with Deep Water and Steel in the top left hand corner.

 then I used a diamond pattern stencil and the same two colours as well as Royalty. By putting several different colours over the stencil you get a really great end result .... just make sure you clean the palette knife between colours.

 Now this is a prime example of why should plan your project out, because I didn't think of putting the die cuts on until after the Colour Paste which then meant I had to be really careful when  painted over them with the gesso. I put some bricks in the bottom left hand corner and in the top right hand corner.

 Because I wanted to create a focal point in the centre of the box lid I placed some chipboard cogs that I'd diecut inside the frame I was using and trimmed them to fit then glued them down and painted over them with black gesso.

 I painted the wooden frame with black gesso and then looked at it and thought "no, to plain" so I used Deep Water, Steel, Royalty and Stormy Weather Colour Paste on my finger as a rub over the frame. I also used them as a rub over the cogs which will end up in the centre of the frame.

 Once that was done I used a nice juicy clear ink on the top half of the chipboard word, and embossed it with Steel Colour Embossing Powder. Once it set I put another layer of ink and another layer of Steel Colour Embossing Powder to make sure I had a good thick layer. Next I repeated the process on the bottom half of the word using Royalty, making sure the colours slightly overlapped.

Once I had all the elements completed I glued down the frame with the word centred over the top.

 I then added some beads and bling to finish it off.

 And there you have it ..... the completed lid!

My next project is to make a mini album to go in the box. 

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Thanks for stopping by, have fun creating.

Until next time,


1 comment:

  1. Kaye your such an inspiration and always give me a smile,theme for the competition LOL.