Thursday, 17 April 2014

Getting around to it...

So, as promised I'm back today to share what I'd originally made for the Frilly and Funkie challenge. It all went pear shaped when I read the bit about Spring....mmmm ..... there was no going back at this point, which ever way you look at it I couldn't make my project Spring related.

The good thing to come out of all this is that I've actually got round to using a Configuration Box that I bought years ago !



I started by covering the insides of the small boxes with paper from the Tim Holtz Crowded Attic set. I then gave them a wash of watered down Snowflake Fresco Finish paint. (This is where all the little squares of paper came from on my tag from yesterday !) The outside of the box has been covered using the wrapping strip from the PaperArtsy Chatsworth collection. I've used Tissue Tape around all of the joins, gluing it down with a dab of Matt Medium where it overlaps as it doesn't stick to itself.


I recently took the plunge and bought some Ice Resin, I've been itching to have a go with it since I went to one of Lin Brown's classes last year.  So, I first of all made a mold using Susan Lenart Kazmer Moulding Putty and a resin flower. The lesson I learnt here was always make sure you have a flat bottom ! It makes it really difficult to leave the resin to set when your mold keeps wanting to roll over !


I was really pleased with the result, it came out beautifully ! I rubbed a little Onyxite Treasure Gold over the edges to highlight them. I've stuck it to a piece of a coaster that I've covered with Chocolate Pudding Fresco Finish paint, then a layer of Wendy Vecchi's Crackle Embossing Paste. I've used a little Tree Branch and Potting Soil Archival ink around the edges. The beautiful butterflies are Prima Ingvild Bolme's resin butterflies and I've just rubbed the edges with some Potting Soil Archival ink.


While I was still in the Ice Resin mode I cut a picture from one of the sheets from the Tim Holtz Crowded Attic papers and stuck it into the oval bezel. As it didn't quite cover the whole thing I sprinkled in some tiny ball bearings then filled it with Ice Resin.



I've also been dabbling with my Melt Pot and the heart in the top left box is made from UTEE that I've poured onto a Texture Tread and then used a cookie cutter. When it was dry I painted with it with Fresco Finish paints and rubbed some Classic Treasure Gold over the raised parts.



The scroll piece on the top is a Tando chipboard piece and I've painted it with Chocolate Pudding Fresco Finish paint then used more of Wendy Vecchi's Crackle Embossing Paste. To give it a little rusty appearance I've rubbed some Tree Branch and Potting Soil Archival ink around the edges. 


There's another product that I've been itching use and that's the Honeycomb paper. I die cut the shape using the Tim Holtz Mini Sewing Room die andI've rubbed some Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the edges. The beautiful clock button is by Prima.


For the base that the door knob is mounted on I've painted a piece of a chipboard coaster and then used the Prima Checked stencil with more of Wendy Vecchi's Embossing Paste (can you tell I love this stuff!). When it was dry I rubbed Tree Branch and Potting Soil Archival ink around the edges. The metal clock ring is a Finnabair Prima Vintage Mechanicals and I've rubbed some Onyxite Treasure Gold over it and also over the centre of the door know. The boddice in the right hand box is another of Ingvild Bolme's resin pieces and I've rubbed more archival ink around the edge. The gorgeous, ornate feet are of course from Tim Holtz, and I've rubbed more Onyxite Treasure Gold over them.



I'm not sure you can see on the above photo, but I've melted some Beeswax and then using a brush let it dribble down the sides. The wax sets as it runs so you get these lovely dribbles.

I've not descibed every little piece I've added as I don't want to completely bore you to tears !

I hope you've enjoyed today's project, I certainly had a ball making it even though I'd got my wires crossed !

I'm also entering this project into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge which is Winged Things (I've used butterflies).

26 comments:

  1. this is a treasure!
    wonderful details!
    wow!

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  2. this is delicious - fabulous work - so glad you got around to using this! Hugs rachel xx

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  3. Amazing details and the flower is amazing. I adore your dimensional dress form . This is a beautifully embellished piece. Tracy x

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  4. There is no way I would ever get bored reading about your fantastic creations. I have no place to take classes except on your blog so please feel free to describe as much as you want. There is so much eye candy in this piece and I love it all.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  5. I wasn't bored at all, I could have carried on for ages, this is one stunning project Sue!! Love your use of the ice resin. Anne xx

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous, the honeycomb paper mannequin is fantastic and just love all the embellishments. Want one!

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  7. Great configurations piece and I love how you made a mould to make your own embellishment! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  8. Wow Sue, your configuratin box looks fantastic.

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  9. Wow, an absolutely fantastic project. Great pictures and details, I loved reading through your post.
    Yvonne x

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  10. this is fabulous Sue and I love the tips and technique details. Your box is is wonderful and I can see something else every time I look at it. TFS and I hope you have a lovely Easter
    Annie x

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  11. Stunning project Sue, what a fantastic box, it looks fabulous, so many gorgeous details! Love all the embellishments you created!!

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  12. Fabulous Sue, you have filled this with gorgeous detailed elements, it's beautiful xx

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  13. This is stunning Sue, a real work of art! Chris xxx

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  14. Stunning Sue think I'll go find my configuration box now LOL
    Happy craftin
    Rebecca

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  15. Oh, wow, Sue - so many delights here, just as a Cabinet of Curiosities should be - completely fab! I'm also hoarding a couple of Configurations boxes, bought at bargain prizes but still awaiting their moment - thank you for this kick of inspiration!
    Alison xx

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  16. Sue, this is absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It has so many wonderful details!!!! :)

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  17. This is wonderful, sue, love the honeycomb mannequin!

    Lucy x

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  18. Oh wow Sue, this is a stunning little project. Just adore how each segment has its own beautiful character. A great shabby vintage style.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  19. This is such a gorgeous creation, Sue. Love all the beautiful details. :)

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  21. Beautiful project, full of such lovely detail!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  22. Such a gorgeous project! I love the resin element you created. So pretty! Thank you for sharing your work with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

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  23. Wow, this is amazing! So many wonderful details and the colours and touches of gold are perfect. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

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  24. Oh my, I just cant stop going back and looking over every little detail of your project. Just too amazing. I am bookmarking to comeback and look some more too. Also I am pinning to Pinterest to my "Things I love" Board

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  25. Oh Sue, what an amazing project! I love all the little details in your box! I'm sure it will be treasured by whover you give it to, even if it's yourself!
    Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog & leave me a comment!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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