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It's a been about a month since I did a mixed media piece, seems longer so I decided with the various things I have lying in my craft room just begging to be altered, I thought I would alter this little chest combining it with the challenge at Country-view challenges and That's Crafty.
I bought this little chest from our local B&M store, they always have great things which are reasonably priced which are fab to alter. I started off by giving this a sand down and then applied some Grunge Paste through my stencil. I love this doily pattern. I also placed little die cut corners onto the drawers. Once dried, I next sealed my whole box and drawers with a couple of coats of Gesso applied with a baby wipe, leaving to thoroughly dry.
I then started to blend 4 shades of PaperArtsy paints onto my chest, sanding back every so often to reveal different layers. Once I was happy with the shade I used a script stamp to apply some more Gesso and an Archival ink to apply some crackles. I then started to rub a little Gesso around the corners in the same way we blend distress inks at the edges. This just made it a little more shabbier looking.
My Butterflies were stamped onto a paper handkerchief with Archival. I then tore around the edges and applied the one ply of tissue with some multi medium to my chest. I then sealed my whole chest with a couple of coats of multi medium added some pearls and Treasure wax.
My daughter had handed me a bag filled with some old Jewellery a few weeks ago. I made my little feet from one of the bracelets painting the beads with Gesso and applying Treasure Gold. Finally applying some hot glue to glue them onto my chest. I also lined my drawers with a little square of felt.
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PaperArtsy paints - rose, haystack, butternut, vintage lace.
Archival ink potting soil, treasure gold rose quartz.
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