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.
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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