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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Anything But Square

Hello, it's time to tell you about the new challenge at Try it on Tuesday which for this fortnight is Anything But Square 



I started out with an oblong wooden box, removed the lace and painted with Gesso.
and then embossing paste through a Flourish Stencil.  I also cut a piece of heavy card to cover the glass, this was also embossed.
I used Black Gesso to roughly cover the whole box before dry brushing with Adirondack Silver paint and lightly wiping with a baby wipe to remove some of the paint to allow the black to show.



The inside was also dry brushed with the silver paint and lined with a grey/mauve/cream pattered paper, (although this looks brownish in the photo, it is a grey background)


The rest of the team have some wonderful inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.

Thanks for your visit, I do appreciate it, especially as I've been busy with DT work - more of that to follow,

Avril xx

19 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Avri, what a beautiful creative box, love inside and out, fabulous work here...xx{aNNie}

chrissie said...

An amazing project Avril and a totally transformed box. Inspiring ideas and techniques

Love Chrissie xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful box-- looks amazing!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful transformation, you have made a real treasure chest. Hugs, Valerie

Marjut said...

Lovely box.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! A great improvement to your box - wonderful inspiration! Hugs, Chrisx

Janette said...

Beautiful creation, looks gorgeous.

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous make over Avril, it would be a great memory box to store keepsakes in.
Yvonne xx

Lucyna Marynowska said...

What a beautiful alteration Avril! Love the way you used the stencil.
oxo Lula

sally said...

What a beautiful box this has become:-)

Sally x

Lisa said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning!! I love the texture!! The inside is just as beautiful as the outside!! What a gorgeous project!! Thank you so much for having me guest design this week, Avril!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

sirkkis said...

A great idea and the most beautiful memory box. Lovely design, Avril.
Have a nice evening ♥

Margik said...

Beautiful altered box Avril, the textures are really fabulous! The lined is fantastic too.
Mar xx

Judith said...

So pretty Avril - love this altered box, it's lovely inside and out hgs judith x

Linda said...

I love your altered box ..... the perfect place to keep precious little treasures xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Avril, this is just gorgeous! I love the swirl pattern you chose for the base design, so elegant. The silver paint is wonderful, a lovely finish for a decorative piece. The inside is just a beautiful as the outside, what an amazing project!

butterfly said...

That's a stunning makeover, Avril - gorgeous shimmering texture and a beautiful interior too.
Alison x

Pia S said...

What a transformation, I love the end result here. A beautiful item to have on display!

Linda Kunsman said...

you have transformed a plain box into a real beauty-love it!