I decided to alter a couple of those fab "book boxes" with the recess in the middle. I had been getting inspired by some altered art elsewhere that was WAY beyond my abilities but it still got my creative juices flowing. I felt a need to feed my rust and blue patina fetish.This is the first of the two projects with the second to follow on monday.
I heat dried it all with my heat gun. i got crackle were the "weathered wood" medium was on on the bits with the pva (which would have crackled too had i left it) I over heated deliberately so it blistered and made cool wee distressed lumps and bumps. I went over the bumps carefully with my gingerbread chalk ink then used it around all the edges.I then started tearing and cutting up old book pages, papers (7 gypsies global and trousseau ), calico, hessian(burlap) and lace, and collaging them on in a distressed and random manner. I used my versamagic gingerbread chalk ink on the edges of the papers .
Inside is a simple little collection of "beach finds" (or calico crafts finds)... A bit of fishing net, a couple of shells and some drift wood sticks.
List of supplies used from Calico Crafts:
Book box from HERE
DecoArt paint from HERE
Weathered wood crackle medium from HERE
Versamagic chalk ink (gingerbread) from HERE
Hessian from HERE
calico from HERE
lace from HERE
measuring tape ribbon from HERE
Drift wood from HERE
7 gypsies papers from HERE
buttons from HERE
rusty wire from HERE
rusty heart from HERE
little glass vial from HERE
Artemio mini frame /book plate from HERE
fishing net HERE