Friday, 11 May 2018

2018 #8 Boxes: 'collect beautiful moments' with EKD {by Corrie Herriman}

2018 Topic 8: Boxes


A brightly decorated box from Corrie in this post! If you are a copic fan she shows beautiful colouring skills, and I love how they show off Kim Dellows stamps perfectly! ~Leandra 

Hi everyone, it's Corrie from MadeByCHook here with you today, and I'd like to show you what I have made for the 'boxes' topic. I had a heart shaped box in my stash for ages and this seemed to be the perfect moment to use it. I chose to paint and stencil the box and to keep it relatively simple because I wanted to make the flowers stand out. 


I enjoyed this little project because I used all my favourite materials ie. PaperArtsy paints and a stencil, lovely rubber stamps and my Copic Markers. I coloured a lot more stamped images than I used and learned that sometimes less is more ! 


I started off with taking off the hinges and painting the box with two layers of gesso. You don't really need gesso with the Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics but I like to start this way. 



Next I painted the box with Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics in the colours {Antarctic}, {Mermaid} and {Bora Bora}. I used these colours because they are amongst my favourite colours from the range. Also, I knew I wanted to used yellows, oranges and reds for my flowers and the cool turquoise and warm oranges go so well together. 



Next I used a stencil by Kim Dellow {PS034} with Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic in {Snowflake}. Stencilling adds lots of interest to your project. It doesn't matter if it is a box or an art journal page or a card. 



For the embellishment on the top I stamped out lots of flowers from Kim's fantastic stamp sets {EKD05} and {EKD06}. I decided on colouring them with my Copic Markers because they are my favourite way of colouring !



This is the result of a few hours of colouring and cutting out the images. I like to add some white accents because that gives your colouring work that little extra sparkle !  


Here's the finished article. I kept the lower part of the box lighter than the lid to add some more interest. I stencilled this bit with {Bora Bora}. After colouring the flowers and the butterfly I shaped them a little by bending the paper here and there. By doing that and using dimensional adhesive the flowers make a bigger impact then when you would adhere them flat onto the box.


I like how it turned out; I really love these colours together. I did add a sentiment, a small talk sticker by Tim Holtz. I chose this one because I can imagine this box being used for keeping photos and little mementos in.


I hope you enjoyed my post and that you will have a go at decorating a box yourself. If you don't like colouring images like I do, you could use pretty pattern papers to stamp the images on or you could use gel printed papers in colours that go well together. I am sure that would look fabulous too; in fact I might just have to try this myself ! These clusters of images work well on cards and art journals too. 

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8 comments:

Helen said...

oh, Corrie, this is beautiful! I love the shape of the box, and the bold colours you've used. Perfect.

Bryan Evans said...

Corrie, your colouring is simply amazing.

Hazel Parr said...

This box is right up my street. I adore it. What's so frustrating is I'm new to Paperartsy and have a "few" stamps sets to play with but my pain level has been through the roof since they arrived on my doormat. It's killing me as I love making boxes and so wanted to join in my first challenge. Crafty hugs Hazel xx

butterfly said...

Wow - what a fabulous hit of colour, Corrie - the flowers look amazing all layered up and dimensional, and I love the white circles against the beautiful Bora Bora (and friends) background. Brilliant!
Alison x

Miriam said...

Stunning project Corrie... And I adore your colouring

Etsuko Noguchi said...

What a beautiful heart box Corrie!! Flowers are brilliant colours and gorgeous layout. Box gradation and stencil is Fab. I love it!! xx

Wanda Hentges said...

This is beautiful, Corrie!!!!!!!!!

Corrie Herriman said...

Thank you so much everyone !
Corrie xxx

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