Hi everyone, hope you're having a lovely weekend. I have a project to share today which was a gift for a friend and was the perfect size to contain a little bracelet. I took some photo's as I was going along with it and they're below with some text on how it was done.
Take a small unfinished wooden trinket box.
Give the box a couple of coats of paint or one coat of gesso and one of paint.
Take a polka dot stamp, coat with a thin layer of white paint and stamp over the entire box. Allow to touch in some places more than others for a more random finish.
A print out of a butterfly was cut out and glued to the top of the box with matte medium, under the butterfly and over the top.
Take some white rub ‘n’ buff and lightly with a finger add it all around the edges of the box.
Using a black permanent ink pen outline the butterfly and smudge out with a finger whilst still wet. The slick surface of the matte medium allows the ink to move around a little while it’s still wet and this will be permanent when dry.
Here the effect of the black ink can be seen after completing the outlining. The butterfly has definition and is much more part of the box. Some glossy accents has been added over the top of the butterfly only.
I added a second printed and cut out butterfly on top of the first and this one was sprayed lightly with matte sealer which gives it a pretty and slightly translucent look.
A self adhesive pearl was adhered to the front of the box to finish.
I made a gift bag to put everything in simply a tag attached to the front of a gift bag. I tried to make a Monet style garden scene for the background and was pleased with how it came out....wish I'd left more of it showing! The chipboard branch by Artimeo has had the rust paint effect and I've added flowers, faux stitching and tulle to finish off. I also made a card but where that photo has disappeared to I don't know but it was made very similar to the theme of the box, same colours and stamp.
Thanks as always for your lovely comments which are appreciated and enjoy your evening!