Hi everyone, today I’m on the Lindy’s Stamp Gang blog and I’m showing you how you can decorate a jewellery box or any other box for that matter. My goal was that the box could still be easily opened, so that my niece, whom I’m gifting this box to, will find it both pretty and use-full!
I prepared the top of the wooden box by applying a coat of The Crafter’s Workshop Clear Gesso with a brush, I used clear gesso because I wanted the wood texture to be visible. On the sides of the box I only stamped with a background text stamp using Archival Jet Black ink and later on I splattered on the sides using the darker pink Lindy’s colour that I will use to colour the flowers with. The rest of the decorating process is all focused on the top part of the box!
Next I applied some White Crackle Texture Paste over a The Crafter’s Workshop stencil (TCW833s) using a palette knife. Then I quickly added two colours of Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder before the top layer of the crackle paste is too dry for the embossing powder to adhere to. I first added Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder in Terra Cotta Rust to most of the design and then added a little of the Cleopatra’s Copper embossing powder. I prefer to let the crackle paste dry over night on it’s own to create the best crackles. When dry you can melt the embossing powder and the crackles are visible! I totally love this technique that you of course can also use on cards or your art journal pages for example!
Now I’m working on the other layers of embellishments: first I die cut two pieces of sturdy card stock using a Stampin’Up die set called So Detailed. With VersaMark ink I’m making the die cuts sticky and then add a couple of layers of two different colours of Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder. I press the die cuts in the VersaMark ink pad and then, on a clean sheet of paper, add the powder over the die cut. What is not adhering to the die cut can be funnelled back into the jar. I first applied two layers of Tannenbaum Green Gold and then added a little of the Merci Beaucoup Mint embossing powder (not covering the entire design because this mint colour is opaque).
On top of the die cuts I will add a clay mould shape (Studio Art Prosvet) that I created earlier on and this I will colour with some different layers to achieve the look I’m going for. I first colour the mould shape with a Lindy’s Stamp Gang Squirt in Poutine Gold (one of my favourite squirt colours) and a brush.
Then I add a little VersaMarker (in the pen form) to the raised area’s with a light hand and then apply Chateau Rose embossing powder over the mould. If you feel you added to unwanted area’s then you can brush of with a dry brush before melting the powder (but when you apply the VersaMarker with a light hand then that’s probably not necessary). I first worked on the top half and then on the bottom half of the mould shape.
Because the outcome was a little to pink for my liking I added a light layer of the translucent King Midas Gold embossing powder on top in the same way.
This is what my different layers combined look like now, nothing is adhered yet.
Obviously something is still "missing"!
Now I’m working on the missing parts: I decided to add some stamped flower and leaf shapes to complete the main design. Because I wanted to make sure that I had enough images stamped I decided on my lay out before colouring the flowers/leaves.
I stamped the images (Simon Says Stamp Even More Spring Flowers stamp set) that I wanted to use, on some Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink and then I clear heat embossed over the stamped lines using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Clearly Clear embossing powder. I fussy cut all the images leaving a small border.
Then I coloured the images with some fun Lindy’s Stamp Gang products and water and using a small brush:
Magical in Raspberry Lemonade, Magical Shakers in Cathedral Pines Green and Antique Gold and a Spray in Salt Water Taffy. I chose colours that worked well with the colours that I already had in my project.
When the colouring was done I added in some highlights using a white Gelly Roll Pen.
Now that I created all the layers that I want to use I adhere them to my project using The Crafter’s Workshop Gloss Gel Medium and a brush. And to finish my project I adhere some matching small green beads and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins using Glossy Accents.
And that’s it for today’s fun jewellery box project! I wish you a creative day!
Lindy’s Stamp Gang products used:
- Squirt: Poutine Gold
- Magical: Raspberry Lemonade
- Spray: Salt Water Taffy
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