Saturday 8 December 2018

2018 #21 Matchbox Art: Clips and charms with ETS {by Carol Fox}

 2018 Topic 21: Matchbox Art

We are rounding off this topic with a gorgeous sample from Carol using versatile stamps by Tracy Scott. I really hope you have enjoyed this topic as much as me! So many ideas! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Carol with you today, and I'd like to share with you a Matchbox full of Trinkets. I often add little dangley bits and sticking out elements to my journal pages, as I like the way it makes my overall journal look when it's closed, so my Matchbox contains a selection of these. I have actually made this as a little gift for a friend and I will also add a few collage elements to the finished box too, because as I used a larger sized box (the one that those longer matches come in) there is plenty of room for lot of bits and pieces. Even my Dragonfly is detachable on a long bit of curly wire so it can be used to wrap a small journal.

Closed box with the Dragonfly wire wrapped around the box.

Box Open showing all the little bits that can be added to journal pages and the Dragonfly at the back on his wire.

My background was done with a gelli plate using Deli paper. Here I have used  Fresco Paint in Bubble Gum, Haystack and added detail with  China and stencil  PS015

Stencil PS015 again and Cerise Fresco Paint added. 

 Last Painty layer and this time I used a stamp from ETS09 and thinned  Eggplant Paint with Satin Glaze to make it a bit translucent.

I stamped with the smaller daisy from the same Stamp Set and then coloured it in with pencils, the pencils go over the fresco paint really smoothly.

I added stamping using ETS21, I then covered my box with the paper, and added stickles and splatters of Snowflake Fresco Paint.

I mainly used stamps from ETS21 to make all my little journal charms,but I could not resist the little House element from SIBM2 as I love the quirkiness of this image and it is one of my favourite houses.

These charms were stamped onto Acrylic shapes, painted with Fresco paints in the same colours as above and then glazed with Glossy accents.

This selection were stamped onto card , coloured with watercolour pens and then a paper clip was sandwiched between them.

My box looked quite flat and boring before I added the Dragonfly, and I do like that he can be removed to .

I found the combination of Fresco Paints and the Deli paper was really good, at the start my paper was quite thin and flimsy, but once it got the Fresco paint on it, it started to take on a thicker slightly leather feel and I felt there was no danger of it ripping as I coloured in my images, and given it I had to remove it from my matchbox once as I got in on very crooked on the first attempt, I felt there was no danger of it tearing so I will be using the combination again when printing paper to wrap things in.

I hope you enjoyed my post and get time to enter into the challenge.


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Miriam said...

wow - this is stunning Carol - so bright and cheery on a cold winters day!

Words and Pictures said...

The slight translucence of the deli paper is so cool - and I just love your dragonfly perched on his cheery little box. Such fun!
Alison x

Corrie Herriman said...

Gorgeous! Xx

Etsuko said...

Stunning project Carol!! love these journal charms you made--beautiful colours and fun ides. xx

ionabunny said...

Love the brights and the butterfly paperclips are cool. Hugz

Hazel Agnew said...

Absolutely stunning. Xx

Lucy Edmondson said...


Lucy x