with the Spring Equinox just 3
days away, I have been very much enjoying the springtime theme of birds
and eggs; symbols of fertility and new growth. So I have continued using
this them today (probably for the last itme till next year). I have
made this book of eggs book box. It is the smaller of the 2 book set book boxes with the nice rounded spine. I covered the front and back of the book with Vintage Decor Bird paper and an old book page on the spine. I then gave it all a few coats of white wash (watered down Titanium white acrylic paint). I gave a couple of the gorgeous new "Calico Craft Parts" flourishes a nice rusty paint effect. to achieve the effect, I added a little texture using DecoArt texture paste. when it had dried i painted it using DecoArt Traditions in; transparent red iron oxide, quinacridone gold and some stipples of raw umber. I gave them a little bit of a white wash too.
I then added some of the "Calico Craft Parts" grass, (in stock soon) and some of the Kaisercraft ephemera.
i used the texture paste to give the sides of the book some fake pages.
apply it flat with a palette knife then before it dries, use the edge
of the knife to mark lots of lines in it. leave it to dry.
painted the sides of the book with a colour wash of raw umber mixed
with quinacridone gold then i gave it a white wash when dry. inside my book i made a little divider, out of corrugated card, to create partitions for my eggs to go in. I used more book pages and white wash paint as well as some moss and some eggs were added.
All i had to do then was to just add a few finishing touches here and there, like the little crownsand rusty hearts etc, as well as a few pieces from my personal stash.
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