Saturday, 4 January 2014

Tissue box cover a-la-Paperartsy

Leandra's video earlier this week on Paperartsy blog was about layering embellishments and colour that she'd learnt at a Finnibair workshop, I may have wimped out a bit, but I used metal embellishments, some buttons a wood and a card embellishment to liven up a tissue box I'd started (ok undercoated in cheap acrylic as a base and then got stuck) about 8 weeks ago.

I used Fresco Finish Chocolate Pudding and Cinnamon both diluted down to a thin wash then taken off with a wet baby wipe.  I then applied Guacamole and Limelight with a wet baby wipe, then began layering the embellishments, some I swiped with Royal amethyst TG and the wooden butterfly I used Ranger Antiquities Verdi Gris embossing powder.  As I have used some greens I would also like to add this to the Arty Inklings blog whose theme is Spring with some Green.






I am also entering this in Craft My Life - Anything goes

12 comments:

Helen said...

Fab looking tissue box, Jax, even if you did "wimp out" of painting the embellies, lol!

isisimaginings.com said...

It looks great Jax, I love the Audrey Hepburn cameo.

Michelle Webb said...

Lots of layers Jax, great tissue box. Michelle xx

massofhair said...

Really like your whole project Jax! Like to see the colours of the embellies :-) x

Anita Abercrombie said...

Very lovely!!

sam21ski said...

I thought the whole idea of the video was to paint the embellishments in the same colour so they are unrecognisable and then use treasure gold to bring out the textures, or have I got it wrong?

Sam xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Lovely, keep forever piece. When I went on Finnabair course I only partly covered the bellies. X

joanne wardle said...

Lovely

Deborah Wainwright said...

Love you have weaved your own magic and made this piece your own. Great colour choice and a great way to posh up something usually so functional. Love it x

Sarah Dunkley said...

I think its Fab! Love the Audrey embellie! xx

craftimamma said...

It's fab Jax and we'll forgive you for not painting your embellies, lol! It is hard to cover them when they are so gorgeous to start with. Love the colours and layering!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Andreja L. said...

Beautiful creation you have made :-))
Thank you for joining us at "Crafty my life", I hope to see you again and good luck :-))
Hugs, Andreja