Thursday, 16 August 2012

Artemio week: little boxes

Two DT members' artwork today, what more can you ask? 
First of all, Karen has decorated those lovely crown shaped boxes. You might remember Chris Dark's ones we posted previously (you can see them here and here)
Well those are equally adorable... might have to get them myself... 

 Using the smallest crown box I covered it inside & out with Moonlight Fresco Paint. I love this paint as there is no need to gesso first and it goes on in one coat! Randomly ink the craquelure stamp with the Pearlescent Purple and press lightly to the top & bottom of the box then edge the pieces with the same ink. Using the memento ink stamp the long text stamp from the set around the edges of the bottom section. Glue narrow lace around the lid (I coloured mine with the Pearlescent Purple).

Stamp the flower & 3 bees onto card with Memento and, picking up some Pearlescent Purple on a brush, paint them. Emboss with clear embossing powder before cutting them out.

Using the Fresco paint, colour 3 small chippie buttons, including a small heart. Tie ribbon through the heart and glue the 2 others together. Arrange a small bouquet with the flowers and push the stems through the holes in the glued buttons. Attach the heart and bouquet inside the box. Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of painted card & scroll the ends then glue to the front with the stamped flower tucked behind it. Attach a bee to some wire & push through the lid, secure on the inside. Glue a second bee to the scroll and the third to a flower inside the box.

To make her sample, Karen used
Artemio stamp set - Hortensia 
Impression Obsession Cover-a-card- craquelure 
Brilliance ink - pearlescent purple 
Memento ink - grape jelly 

Now over to Jane who also altered a box, wooden this one, using printed paper and the Artemio flowers

I painted the box with Purple Precious Metal Paint, only the edges needed to be covered as I am going to use papers.....

It is best to use two coats.....

When the paint is dry, I stuck Dreamcatcher papers....both inside....

and outside....

To decorate, I diecut leaves and used self adhesive gems and Artemio flowers which were coloured with Copics....

Jane used: 
Spellbinders - Shapeabilities -Foliage
Viva Decor - Precious Metal Paint - Purple
First Edition Paper Pack - Dreamcatcher 


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See you tomorrow


  1. Very pretty boxes - I particularly like the crown box made by Karen.


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