Wednesday 27 June 2018

2018 #11 Enshrined: Protecting secrets with ESA {by Josefine Fouarge}

2018 Topic 11: Enshrined

Adorable shrine box from Josefine! I;m sure you will enjoy this one! ~ Leandra 

Hi everyone, it's Josefine, and I'd like to share with you this little box - actually, it's this Octopus' lair and he's protecting his treasures. 

I had this little wooden box laying around for a while and I was waiting for the perfect project for it. With the topic "enshrined" the moment was finally here. My husband printed this little Octopus for me with his 3D printer, so I decided to decorate his home with PaperArtsy paint and stamps.

First, I gessoed the entire box. Then I adhered some old paper all around it, including a few pieces of dry wall tape (the one with the holes in it). Next, I colored everything in Glacier Ice FF132, Blue Lagoon (from Seth Apter set 3) and Jade (from Tracy Scott set 1).

Now I stamped several of the smaller stamps from the Eclectica stamp sets ESA07 and ESA08 all over the box using Black Archival Ink. 

But I also used parts of the large stamps as they have a very interesting pattern that is perfect for partial use.

Once I was done with painting the box and adding stamps, I picked a napkin with a variety of fishes, cut them out and adhered them inside and outside of the box. Then I had to wait for everything to dry.

For his treasures, I adhered a variety of stones to the bottom of the box - I used little clear stones, sea glass and sea shells. At the end, I adhered the Octopus on top of the box, so he can now protect his home.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my little project using Seth Apter's stamps and these gorgeous Fresco Finish paints! It was very interesting for me to incorporate one of the 3D figurines that my husband constantly prints. Maybe something to keep in mind for future projects :)

I hope I'll see you soon! Josefine

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Miriam said...

I love this shrine - so cute! Love the colour scheme you have chosen.

Seth said...

Very cool Josefine. Great choice of colors and such a unique piece.

HolyLise said...

Thanks, Miriam and Seth :)
It was a lot of fun coloring the box!!!

SewPaperPaint said...

Such a great way to use these awesome stamps. The octopus is super cool! Great design. Hugs, Autumn