Sunday, 18 August 2013

Welcome back Carol Quance Project #1 .... Pencil Case

So it's the beginning of another goodbye. Always hard to say. This week is Carol's final week as a Guest Designer. Carol can turn her hand to all kinds of stamping techniques, and here is the first of another brilliant batch of ideas for you to try.

"Hello everyone! Wow is this really my last week as a Guest Designer .... where has the weeks/months gone. Tonight I want to share with you a little altered project using one of the many Paper Substrates from PaperArtsy".

Let us begin. Take one pencil case

  Stencil said pencil case with Grunge Paste using the Mini Cornflower Stencil

I stencilled each cornflower separately and let it dry to get the layout I wanted plus added some random stencilling from the Mini Chicken Wire (reversed) Stencil.

I used the following Fresco Paints.

I painted the box inside and out with Nougat

Then added very thin layer of Crackle Glaze randomly on the lid and once fully dry painted over the whole project with Bora Bora .

An alternative idea at this stage could be.

I then dry brushed the stencilled areas with South Pacific and Baltic Blue. As I’ve previously mentioned, with dry brushing – less is more. At first it doesn’t look as if anything is happening but if you keep gently brushing you will see the depth build. 

Just by chance I had some fancy edging in my stash which perfectly matched the paint colours I’d used and carefully glued it round the edge, starting and ending at the front fastening. 

Here is the finished top and back edge with dry brushed Pewter Treasure Gold. The addition of the TG really makes it pop.

Now perhaps you’re wondering what you could use it for?  Your shrink plastic bracelet of course! Lol!! 

Leandra Says: Oh such a cool gift box!! Love both decoration ideas for the top! Anyone would be thrilled to receive that ! Great idea!

Gillian Says: Aha so that's what you had planned for said SP bracelet! The transformation from a plain boring old pencil case into a beautiful bracelet case looks great Carol, love the texture detail from that particular stencil and of course the Grunge Paste. Fab!

Don't forget that if you want to join Carol in this week's challenge, then please why not have a go re-creating, or twisting-any-idea Carol has presented this week, and link your creativity here. Winners get to choose an A5 stamp set from PaperArtsy of their choice. We love to see how our designers inspire you! So please, feel free to join the fun!


sam21ski said...

Fantastic transformation of a pencil box Carol

Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

That is so pretty, what a transformation.

ria gall said...

Hi Gillian
This is a fantastic make the colour pallet works so well and the bracelet looks right at home in the finished box

Helen said...

I love how you "just happened to have" the trim in the perfect colour! This is a gorgeous box new, and the bracelet looks gorgeous nestling inside.

Helen said...

now even, not new....!

jojo79 said...

Beautiful pencil case - would be very happy to receive that as a gift.


Julie Lee said...

This would indeed be the perfect gift! Your SP projects on the PA blog back in what now seem the mists of time really got me into SP in a big way! I am totally addicted now! Therefore I am delighted to see that bracelet in the perfect home!!! Julie Ann xxx

Unknown said...

Great project Carol! It's gorgeous! Love the bracelet too! xxx

Kazkrafts said...

love the colours and the crackle effect, and the treasure gold really does add that extra pop. great stuff Carol. :)

Debbie said...

Wow fabulous. I have this pencil case and have been wondering what to do with it. How fab it looks for jewellery. Thank you for showing us the great demo. Debbiex

Trish said...

What an amazing transformation! It's beautiful!

Glennis F said...

This is just gorgeous, I love the colours, and the bracelet also

Alison said...

A wonderful transformation Carol! xxx

craftimamma said...

This is fab Carol and what a transformation without being overdone! I love the effect of the crackle on the Grunge Paste and the colours are so pretty. The bracelet (which I loved from last time) looks right at home.

Lesley Xx

Sid said...

That box looks so classy !! Great stuff Carol !

Karin said...

What a fabulous transformation of the pencil box. Love your colour combination and choice of finishes.

Rebecca said...

Lovely project :)
Happy craftin

Michelle Webb said...

Carol that is such a great idea, love it. Michelle xx

Kathi said...

Wow. That's gorgeous!

Cocofolies said...

a wonderful box, and thank you for the inspiration with this beautiful mask I have too ! Love the subtle use of Crackle Glaze too... Great effect !! x

Kezzy said...

Wow what a wonderful idea making it into a box for the bracelet, I also love the idea of the flowers on top awesome :-) Kezzy xxx

whyducks said...

How pretty!

Dawn Louise said...

Love it and shows good planning of where and what to stencil to get such a great finished article, the bracelet is fab too x

Cazz said...

Stunning. As always, I am late to the party so having a catch up now. The pencil case is amazing - as is the SP bracelet x

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