Saturday, 24 January 2015

Altered Box Frame

I gave the wooden box a coat of gesso.

Randomly spread modelling paste around the outside edges and over the cross in the middle.

I mixed some texture sand paste with matte medium and coated the curved edges.

Once dry, I painted everything in paynes grey media paint.

The whole box was the painted with patina antiquing cream and then was rubbed back. A coat of matte medium was applied and allowed to dry. The outside flat edges were painted with white antiquing cream, and rubbed back and again a coat of matte medium was applied. Once dried everything was painted with watered down quinacridone gold.

Close up of the outside of the box.

I painted the inside of each little box in cobalt teal hue media paint.

Added pieces of script tissue paper and adhered with matte medium.

Painted the inside boxes with quinacridone burnt orange and then transparent yellow iron oxide.

Love how it turned out, just need to find something to put in it now.

All products are from DecoArt Media range.


Lin said...

oh wow Sam I love how it has turned out too!!! Fantastic colours and I love all the layers! fantastic piece xxx

Helen said...

what a fabulous box (love that cobalt blue colour!)

chrissies said...

Such wonderful textures and colours Sam--what are you going to put in the box I wonder?

Love Chrissie

Claire said...

Love this, all that texture is fab and really like the paint effect with the antiquing cream xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow same this looks amazing very rusty and grungy. Looking forward to see what you put in it xx

Deborah said...

I can tell you're really having fun with those deco art paints, Sam. Can't wait to see what goes inside. My mojo is still on holiday (boo).

Amanda said...

Great box, can't wait to see what you put in it

Julia S-W said...

Love what you've done with the tray Sam! You've used some of my favourite colours (all actually!). The DecoArt stuff is good isn't it?
In answer to your question about the Chalky paint, yes, it is Everlasting. Andy told me how well it stamps and he was right (would be I suppose!). It's the only colour I have but it does make me want a few more! Enjoy the last of the weekend. Juliaxx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That looks great, I love the texture.

craftytrog said...

Looks gorgeous Sam...very inspired!
Alison xxx

JoZart said...

Good to hear from you Sam, I haven't been blogging much for the last few months but must say that I feel better this last couple of weeks than I've felt for months. Love your texture experiments, excellent results. Thanks for your comment too.
Jo x

hazel said...

Fabulous colours and textures on your altered box, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love how you aged this Sam, it looks as if it ought to have little curiosities in it: tiny shells, starfish, miniature bottles - that sort of thing. xx

Sid said...

Very antiqued look !

Ruth said...

What a fabulous transformation Sam, loving all the texture you've created, so touchable! Wonderful. Ruth x

craftimamma said...

What a great finish Sam! Can't wait to see what you put inside it!

Lesley Xx

massofhair said...

Beautiful colours Sam, enjoyed seeing Andy Skinner use these together and sharing more of his wonderful tips on You Tube. Hope we get to see what you fill your box with! :-) xxx

Blog Archive