2018 Topic 8: BoxesEtsuko's gift box is literally the gift that just keeps giving. I loved the decorated box, but the added bonus was that she kept going with an amazing bird cage,and then some delightful tags! There is such a lot to take in within this post, and every step is a delight! I am sure you will enjoy this! ~ Leandra
Hi everyone, it's Etsuko (My Favorite Things) with you today, and I'd like to share with you my take on our wondreful topic Boxes. I like this three-dimensional project and it is a lot of fun to build with some material and techniques. Tonight I used PA stamps, paints. clay, wire and small wooden box...Le's get started, please enjoy!!
I remembered my cousin sending small present for her friends and I decided to make small box to put in greeting tags to her.
I painted white gesso in the box.
I arranged the Gelli printing surface with Seth ESA02 and Jofy new stamp Jofy62.
I stuck the masterboard but the box shape is so flat, I decided to add something interesting.
I remembered lovebird in Elena's new stamp ZA20 and came up this idea- birdcage on the lid. I stamped the lovebird on the extended polymer clay, slashed with a knife and warmed up in the oven for 20 minutes. Once it cooled down I painted by Southern Skies and White Fire Fresco.
The cage made by wire and beads, the wire work was harder than accessories chain...The finish was clumsy!
I set the birdcage on the lid of the box.
Also I made these greeting tag to put in the box. Used craft paper as the tag mount, randomly glued the leftover masterboard, and stamped several images with Chalk Fresco. I then made the embellishments with Elena's mini stamps. ZN13, ZN20, ZN22, ZN30, ZN31, ZN32. I used watercolor and fussy cut leave the white part then hung it with wire and beads to the tags.
I would be happy if you like this project. Elena's new stamps are so cute and various kinds of world has developed with background, and these are so useful such as a greeting card, journal, 3D figures and more. Gelli play is very fun and sometimes get happy results. Hope you will start to make and enjoy with them.
Etsuko Noguchi xxx
Etsuko Noguchi xxx
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