Monday, 16 May 2011

Decorated Box


I signed up for a swap for which I had to decorate a box. Searching through my stash I found a hexagonal  plain wooden box, which I though would be ideal. Before I started I removed the hinges.I the

I decided to cover it with metal, or rather metal tape. For the outside of the box, I cut cardboard into the shapes I needed. One for the top, 6 for the sides of the lid , and six for the sides. I covered these with two or three layers of metal tape, which I brayed to get creases out. I ran ran it through my Wizard, using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I stuck the pieces on using Golden Regular Gel.

I then covered all the inside with a couple of layers of tape, and ran around it with a metal embossing tool.

I then coloured it with Alcohol Inks, a mixture of Denim, Meadow and Sailboat Blue.






      For the inside of the lid and the bottom I found a piece of velvet in a contrasting colour. I cut this out to shape together with a thin wadding and zig-zagged stitched around the edges. All stuck down using the Golden Gel.




I covered the bottom with normal black felt, and replaced the hinges , which I had toned down with the same alcohol inks used to colour the box.

Hope my swap partner likes this. I enjoyed making it for her.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Fabric Postcard


This is a fabric postcard with the theme f time. Again made for a swap (almost caught up on them now Smile )

I was searching my tidied fabric stash for a base fabric and found this piece, with travel times on it, together with maps and buildings.

I free-embroidered over the numbers, and added some printed images of clocks and the words. I hope Wendy likes it.


                     Time Fabric Postcard

Monday, 9 May 2011

Music/Dance ATCs


Another 3 ATCs for a swap. Theme of Music/Dance.


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Dance 3

Stitch, fabric paper, stamps and images used to make these.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Tip In Pages

Not much art for the last month Sad smile Mojo seems to have taken a hike, but I did manage to get a couple of swaps done.
Paper Artsy Stamps had to be used for a tip-in swap. Here are mine.
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Time ATCs

3 Time ATCs created for a swap.Time 1Time 2Time 3