Saturday, 4 April 2015

Curio Box Week - Neil Walker

Morning all, 

Welcome to the weekend!

It is the last day of our Curio Boxes week!
Neil is here today to show you what he has been up to.

This is an amazing tutorial to end the week on....

Neil says -

"For this project I thought I'd try something a bit different and added some drawers to my printers tray.....

I began by cutting the drawers out of greyboard as seen. Every space
 is slightly different so you need to play around till you get a drawer
 that fits the space (keep it loose rather than a snug fit to allow 
for the tape you will be adding)

Paint the insides and allow to dry.

Cover the drawers with masking tape or similar to create and hold
 the shape. Use a crop o dile or similar to punch small holes for
 the handles.

Lay the drawers in position and use a mask and grunge paste to
 add texture. Neaten any messy bits while still wet and add some
 of the same to the roof of the house too and allow everything to dry thoroughly. 

   Begin to add colour with DecoArt Acrylic Misters in assorted
 colours and dry.

When dry, add hitch fasteners for handles and place the drawers
 into the unit.

Stamp the sentiment onto white card in Black Archival ink and
 add to the large aperture using 3d foam.
(Tip: cover the piece with DecoArt Faux Finishing Medium to

 give a protective surface.)

To finish I added a heart made previously which I thought looked
 pretty cool and tied in nicely.

Now you have a little unit which is both pretty and practical; 
there is place to display little elements in the two apertures 
and drawers to keep your embellishments too".

Thank you Neil, isn't that a fantastic project?

This is what Neil used -

Curio Box
Hanging Hearts
Tim Holtz - Embellishments - Hitch Fasteners
Tando - Masks - Neil Walker -Winged Pattern
PaperArtsy - Grunge Paste
DecoArt - Media Masters

Other -
Masking Tape

Ok, that's all folks for another week.

Don't forget there are demos in the shop today,
for those of you near enough to visit.
Do pop in if you can, we'd love to see you!

I'll be back tomorrow with our new Weekly Challenge.

Wonder what it shall be this time?

Jane x


  1. Brilliant idea! Love the colours, very vibrant.

  2. Really nice Neil, love the brightness of it and the fact it is useful too. A very good make.


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