Hello Crafty Souls!
Wishing you all a very HAPPY & CREATIVE 2020!
Though I have been creating regularly I missed sharing the post here on my blog & participating in challenges.
So here I go with my first blogpost of 2020, a book box I have decoupaged using the newly launched rice papers by DRESS MY CRAFT. I wanted the distressed door to be the focal image for the box & recreate all the textures of the beautiful printed paper using my mixed media stash. Hang in there as I reveal all the details -
I carefully tore the door image & pasted it using Mod Podge Matte on the box, built on the background with chalk paints.
The first texture I created around the arched door was concrete (Folkart Painted fnishes - Concrete)
Next I used Itsy Bitsy 2 step crackle medium, this added to the aged look I wanted.
Also used images from the rice paper for the inside of the box & continued to build on textures using sea sponge, stencils & stamps. Finally enhanced the aged look using antique wax.
For the box spine & back I chose a distressed look to coordinate with the focal image of the door & some random stamping with a crackle stamp.
This was a rather satisfying outcome, loaded with techniques to create textures for a complete aged distressed look.
Sharing this at the following challenges -
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