A mixed media piece

A mixed media piece

Friday, 15 April 2016

An Altered Box For The SASPC Challenge

Hi everyone Dee here with my latest post for the SASPC monthly 
challenge. I have an altered wooden box from left over
Christmas Confectionary.
I started by gessoing the whole box followed by stencilling the 
words & pattern to the corner of the lid with with modelling
 medium next a coat of black acrylic paint.
Once dry I applied weather wood in area's this is done to increase 
the size of the crackle.
Next a coat of crackle paint all over the cover and put
aside to dry
Meanwhile all the Boozybear pieces I coated in powdered rust.
apart from the clock which I used Deco Art texture 
sand paste on.
I left the numbers untextured and coated it all in a coat of Paynes Grey
and Raw Umber Deco art media acrylics,
Once the crackle paint on the box had dried and crackled I applied
very watery washes of Prussian Blue Hue till I was happy 
with the colour.
A further wash of Andy Skinner's dirty wash was applied over the top.
I set the rusty clock on a background of a circle and painted it with
Tourquoise and covering in Deco art Liquid glass.
Inside the box I used about 5 different techniques one would
develop into the next then the next till I was happy 
with the result.
You can just make out the stamps that are used on the base of the
box prior to being painted with crackle paint.
Prussian blue hue was spritzed and run down the sides.
It was all finished off with treasure gold. I hope you have 
all been inspired to join us this month
the challenge is anything goes.

That's it for this month from Sandee & Amelie's
steam punk Challenges.
Cheers Dee x


Linda Simpson said...

WOW Dee this is stunning! Love the effects and design you have created.
Linda xxx

Naomi (Sugar Brown) said...

Stunning make. Thank you for telling us how you made it. Can I ask who makes the powdered rust?

Maura said...

Awesome box, Dee! Love the color palette, and the fantastic textures you've created! Gorgeous treasure box!