Friday 4 May 2018

2018 #8 Boxes: Box-Bird cage with ZA {by Etsuko Noguchi}

2018 Topic 8: Boxes

Etsuko'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 took this box what I used : The dimension of the wood case is H65mm x W100 x L120mm.
I painted white gesso in the box.

First I planned painting on the direct box but I made the masterboard using Raquel's Gelli technique on the paper. I used Sara's new stencil PS090 by Space Cadet and Chalk Fresco on the smoothy regular 240gms white card.

I arranged the Gelli printing surface with Seth ESA02 and Jofy new stamp Jofy62.

I glued the masterboard to the box and painted the inside by Space Cadet, Chalk and Gold Fresco.

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

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Anneke said...

This is a real masterpiece Etsuko! Love it!

Helen said...

Great work, Etsuko!

Words and Pictures said...

Your clay stamping is fantastic, Etsuko - what a brilliant idea for the centrepiece of this great altered box. The tags inside are great too. Wonderful inspiration!
Alison x

geezercrafter said...

Love the cage Etsuko, very clever idea. Lovely box and tags, perfect match.

Chris said...

Such fantastic ideas Etsuko, I love your layers, colours and the marvellous finishing touch of your gorgeous wirework! :-)

Etsuko said...

Thank you so much, Anneke, Helen, Alison, Bryan and Chris for your wonderful comments. I'm so happy all. xxx

Miriam said...

Fabulous work Etsuko.... I love how you've created this.

Kate Yetter said...

Gorgeous boxes! I really love the bead work.

Art By Wanda said...

What a fun project, Etsuko!!! And beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!