Friday, 18 April 2014

faux leather box

Hello - it's me I am still around - did you think I had disappeared?

Whilst I am waiting for my demo kit to arrive from  I thought I thought I would have a play with the faux leather technique and a Sheena embossing folder that comes  with the Spring Inspiration magazine from Crafters companion.

I opened a cupboard (full to bursting) and a box lid fell out so I routed about and found the bottom half - one of those nice square boxes with a separate lid from the MDF man.  So  I thought I would combine the two and maybe use it as a sample on my demo table.

In order to do that though I had to line it with something also from Crafters Companion and with the same magazine are a couple of DVD and on one I found a vintage floral paper - just right for the job.

I painted the box with gold acrylic paint, crackle glaze and burnt umber for the top coat .

I used vintage photo, forest moss and aged mahogany distress inks for the "leather" and inked the paper with the same.

I cut the card to size before I transformed it and I also did the scraps too - I have used some of these to cut out some flowers to decorate the lid and added some metal embellies from my stash 
Added a bit of guilding wax on some of the edges too - I quite like it .

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