Saturday 5 May 2018

2018 #8 Boxes Just a pretty box! with EKC {by Liz Borer}

2018 Topic 8: Boxes

Liz is wonderful at creating these 3D pieces. She always has a wonderful colour palette, and texture is usually there in a soft and subtle way. yet again she's done it with this gorgeous box! ~ Leandra 

Hi there to everyone, I'm back again with today's blog post . I've decorated a box with Kay Charley's lovely Floral stamps and as usual when I'm working it's turned out pretty ! 

I painted the whole box with Chalk paint , two coats sanding between  coats to get a smooth surface . This is a good colour because it's a soft white .

I stencilled through a swirly stencil using Wateringcan Archival ink . This gave me a nice soft grey that was permanent .

I then stamped randomly with the same colour some words from  ESC04 . 

Finally I stamped the flowers from EKC01 and EKC14 . 

The top of the box has a recess in it which I covered with a separately stamped piece of card . Around the edges I spread Grunge Paste through a stencil . You can see that I added a little stamping between these areas as before .

The insert was painted with Chalk paint to match the rest of the box .. I then stencilled as before . The stamping used only the Floral stamps . 

All the flowers were painted using the Infusions powders as Paints . Put a little powder onto the palette and add water to get the desired depth of colour . I've used quite a lot of colours washing them over each other in different areas . On the top insert I also sprinkled a little of Violet Storm and spritzed with water .

This shows the side of the box .  I used a little of the following colours of infusions: Blackcurrent , Olive Tree , Raspberry , The Sage , Emerald Isle , In the Navy Are you Cerise and lots of Violetta.

Finally I rubbed White Fire Treasure Gold over the raised areas on the top of the box and around the edges . I added a few butterflies that were coloured using colours from the palette and a few flowers from my stash .

This box could have been painted in any range of colour  because the background is neutral.These stamps are lovely and I hope you have enjoyed my idea as much as I enjoyed making it . 

Bye for now !

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Helen said...

oh, Liz, this is such a pretty "Liz" piece!! I love it.

Chris said...

So pretty and a real keepsake!

Words and Pictures said...

Such pretty colours - it's lovely.
Alison x

Art By Wanda said...

This is gorgeous, Liz!!!

Paper Wishes said...

This mix of colour and black and white line works so well - Brilliant thanks for sharing it.