Hello everyone, Carol here today showing how I upcycled an old box to make a pretty gift holder for a friend.
This is how the box started life.
A coat of black gesso got rid of the tell tale logo.
I then used transparent matt textured paste through the Lattice Y stencil.
Once dry, I dry brushed with some white gesso. At this point the project took a totally different turn to what I'd had in mind! (Nothing new there then!)
I got out my Mica Powders and dotted three colours all over with a brush.
Me and Mica Powders don't seem to work well together but I immediately sprayed with water and set the colours with my heat gun. I then highlighted with some gilding waxes.
My sentiment is from Fond Expressions 2, stamped with versamark and heat embossed with gold detail EP before being die cut and mounted onto a gold die cut.
A very quick and simple transformation, all ready to add a gift to for a friend who doesn't do fussy and fancy.
I hope you've enjoyed my tutorial today and I'll see you again next month.
ARTplorations stencil: Lattice Y
STAMPlorations stamp: Fond Expressions 2
Transparent Matt Textured Paste