Monday, 27 May 2013

Darcy Wilkinson #2 Treasure Gold Storage ...

Welcome to my second project for May.

We all love Treasure Gold right? I have been using these little pots of glee for well over 10 years, in fact I still have the first pot that I bought, so it is only right that such treasure has its own storage. I started with an old delivery box from Amazon. One long rectangle with 2score lines and a shaped top, and 2 side pieces.



I used glossy accents to glue the side pieces on, and then used strips of kraft paper to cover all the joins, inside and out. This adds strength to all the 'seams'.

Next I made the stadium 'seating' again from the same box, and again I added strips of kraft paper to all the 'seams' both on the insides and on the outsides.
 
Next I added black gesso to all the edges and to all the inside corners. I wasn't sure at this point if I would cover the back of the inside so I painted that black too. The important thing is to paint all the edges. This covers the kraft strips that were added, and also gives neat edges.

Our last bit of prep is to make some feet. I took some wooden balls, they have one flat side. I dabbed grunge paste on with my finger, quite roughly to get the 'stippled' look. Once dry I painted them black.

That is all the prep done...

I took a couple of sheets of white card, and covered them fully with Treasure Gold. I used the brush bath to dilute each colour, this means that it spreads quickly and you don't need to use as much. I used Sapphire..Indigo..Emerald..Rose Quartz..Pewter

I blended them all together randomly and created beautiful metallic card. I used this to cover all the inside of my box. I cut the pieces slightly smaller than the box. You can see now where the black gesso comes into its own by providing a nice neat edge.

I then took some more pieces of my lovely new Metallic Card and ran it through an embossing folder.(Spots and Dots) I wanted to darken the edges of each piece, but wasn't sure what would work over the Treasure Gold. Turns out my black Portfolio Oil Pastel works just fine, I scribbled a little along each edge and smeared it with a finger.

I then used these embossed pieces to cover the 'seating'. Again I cut the pieces slightly smaller than the box, knowing that the black gesso underneath would show on the edges.


Once the 3 boxes were covered I glued them into place inside the box.

Now for the outside .......
I coloured some Grunge Paste with black gesso, then scraped it through a flower stencil. (Crafters Workshop) Once dry I again diluted Treasure Gold with Liquid Leaf Brush Bath, and painted over the flowers. I also painted over the black feet.

I used the now gorgeous textured pieces to cover the outside of the box. Again the pieces are slightly smaller than the box, showing off the black edges.

Now turn the box over, paint the base black and then glue on your feet, adding your strongest glue to the flat part of the wooden balls. Press firmly into place and leave until the glue is set.

Lastly I cut some squares of cotton fabric, actually it is just old sheeting. I rolled up each square and tied them with yarn.

Now the box is ready to fill. The bundles of polishing clothes pop into the box at the back, the Brush Bath stands in front of those, then there is space for 10 jars of Treasure Gold on the seating.

Over to you, decorate some storage for your Treasure Gold.. an old cereal box, jewellery box,spice rack,shoe box....anything, make it pretty and put it on show. The best way to use your stash is to have it on show. I am guilty of putting lovely things away in drawers and then forgetting them. This way you get to see those luscious little pots shimmering away and seeing them reminds you to use them.

See you next time for a play with fabric.

Leandra Says: I love this treasure gold stadium seating!! Perfect idea to have those beauties ready to hand!

Gillian Says: Another "think outside the box" idea Darcy ... these little pots of treasures look fab in their new home.


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40 comments:

Jay said...

Looks wonderful..

Helen said...

Good heavens, what a beauty! I'd never have thought of this.

Rachel said...

Very cool Darcy. Love how you used the stencil, awesome effect!

Lin said...

Brilliant Darcy absolutely brilliant!! only thing is I think I have more than 10 pots!! It really is beautiful :D

isisimaginings.com said...

That's gorgeous!!!! I love the embossing & all the TG colours look wonderful. Off to find my thinking cap........

Jacqui Hall said...

You are such a clever bunny!!! I must have a go at this but maybe not in time to enter it;)

Catie Cuddles said...

Wowed! Every time you create I am stunned! Just divine!

Sue C said...

Fabulous project Darcy ! Love the metallic finish ! Sue C x

Gina said...

What an awesome idea to keep "stuff" on display. I to am guilty of burying things in drawers :D XXX

Sarah Dunkley said...

Wow! I love it. The colours are great. xxx

Steven AKA Pink Elf said...

wowser, wowser, wowser...Love it! I used to make stadium seating out of cardboard for my collection of figurines.... This is a must, so true that we put things away in drawers and forget about them. this week is fun!

sam21ski said...

Absolutely stunning xxxx

Rebecca said...

Awesome sham I only have 2 jars! LOL will have to add to my collection
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Michelle Webb said...

Wow what can I say! It's awesome, what a brilliant idea. Michelle x

Maz said...

It's beautiful. And it's always good to have all that gorgeousness on show for inspiration. x

Jeanette House said...

That is seriously awesome! When I came over to read this post, I was expecting to see an MDF or papier mache box frame that you'd decorated but this is just fantastic, Darcy!!

TAM said...

Fantastic project - something else to add to my "to do" list

Crazydi said...

Stunning Darcy! I love it! You're so clever and this looks really pretty!I've got to have a go at this - just looking at an old Amazon box right now ..... :)x

sally said...

Absolutely brilliant idea! It's ages since I dug into my treasure gold pots, methinks it's time to remedy that situation.

Sally

Alison said...

It looks fantastic Darcy! xx

Trish said...

Oh this is brilliant! And beautiful! Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Minxy said...

HA HA TOTES AMAZE BALLS.. I love me some storage and this is a corker...

whyducks said...

What a fantastic piece!

Carol Q said...

what a gorgeous way to present your fave crafting items!!

Linda Cain said...

Brilliant! Simply BRILLIANT!!!

~Linda

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a brilliant project! I love how you have done it from scratch,

Lucy x

nefertiti said...

Just gorgeous!!!bizz

ionabunny said...

Great balls and the whole project is a stunner. What a great thing. I have no treasure gold. May have to remedy that.......

Kathyk said...

Goodness gracious great balls of treasure gold!!! FABULOUS project!

Kathyk

Musicalscrapper said...

That is an awesome project Darcy! BRAVO! Jean

Magaly Guerrero said...

Absolutely precious.

serena said...

it's goergeous, bravo!

Sid said...

Very easy and useful project !

Dana said...

Love the texutures and colors! Such a beautiful way to display those sparkly lil' pots!!

Janet said...

Great project
Janet x

Krisha said...

OMGOSH! This is just beautiful!!

Ayala Art said...

Looks so beautiful!

Gina Shillitani said...

I love this! I never come up with anything this creative!

butterfly said...

Fabulous storage container - love that there's Treasure Gold all over the outside as well as in it!!
Alison x

Kezzy said...

WOW WOW WOW amazing storage, I love what the treasure gold does, hence why I have ordered some lol. Awesome creation :-) Kezzy xxx

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