Thursday, November 13, 2008

Time box

Jessie is the "IT" girl for December on Art-Venturers. She picked "Time" as her theme. I decided to try the Moon Glow mica powders on a wood box for her gift. I painted a wood box with black acrylic ink and let dry.
I used a wet brush, to add on a bronze powder with a bit of purple powder all over the surface and let dry.
Following instructions, I brushed a varnish over the surface.
I like contrast, and wanted the inside of the box to be brighter. I painted on a mixture of purple Moon Glow powders. After it dried, I covered the inner surface with varnish.
I had an old clock face. I rubbed bronze ink over the surface, stamped on a mottled type stamp with Distress ink and a saying with black Versafine ink. I used a gold leafing pen to color the outer edge of the clock face and adhered clock hands with a large black brad.
To finish the outside of the box, I stamped some script and an image with black StaZon ink. Then I glued the clock face on top of the box.
For the inside of the box, I used some of the ideas I learned from Michael deMeng when I took his class in October. I printed an image onto a transparency. I burned the edges, which both looks interesting and helps the transparency to bow outward. I colored the back of the angel image with white acrylic paint to help it stand out. I glued down some metallic mesh, and the top and bottom edge of the transparency. I stamped a saying onto paper which picked up metallic sprays on the bottom of a spray box and tore it out.
By moving the box over to the window, you see how the color changes in the light.
I think Jessie will like this.


Rena Sawatski said...

Carol, this is lovely. I am sure Jessie will be very pleased with this gift.

Pauline h said...

This is wonderful-I so enjoyed reading it -thank you

Susie said...

Beautiful box Carol. I really like the way you explain and document what you've done too. What a wonderful IT gift.

Manna said...

Oh, Carol, I love this! What a delightful gift!

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Carol, this is wonderful, I collect cigar boxes, but have never ventured in decorating them, may be I will get some of your ideas and work on them!! thank you for sharing! Love and hugs always! Germaine

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Hi carol, this is wonderful! Love and hugs, Germaine

chrissy said...

I think Jessie will love this!!! What a great gift!