Saturday, 7 November 2015

Anything Goes - Neil Walker

Morning all,

It's the weekend again!
Yay... hope you are all doing something

Today Neil is here with his lovely
Curio Box.
I think this would make a really nice,
useful Christmas gift.

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.

This is lovely Neil, thank you.

Materials -

From stash -
Masking tape

Well that's me done for another week,
your rest is over, it's Challenge
time tomorrow and you've got no more 
time off.
So what do you think it will be?????

I don't know myself yet!
Haha any suggestions would
be appreciated.

Jane x

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