Today begins a new challenge over at A Vintage Journey and we were asked us to Think Inside or Outside of the box. I decided to think Outside the box and made my design on the outside of an unused Configuration Box. This is such a fun challenge because there are so many possibilities.
To begin my project I covered the box with gesso and then used some Aladine Texture Paste and one of their great stencils to add a doily design.
One more coat of gesso -
I gave the box a spray of Dye Izink, dabbed off some color and then gave it a dry brushing of gesso.
I used a frame from my stash, covered it with gesso. Next I gave the frame a coat of green using Dye Izink spray. I glued the frame onto the box and added a few embellishments and the word "Bliss".
Next I added a couple flowers that I sprayed with the same color as the box but watered it down a bit.
I added this beautiful butterfly from Graphic 45 and then added the flowers using brads that were attached through the holes shown above.
The word was painted with gesso and then I put a few highlights of the blue on top. I then added some white gesso splats.
Have a creative weekend,