Saturday, March 13, 2010

Easy as one, two , three

I really like the effect of Glimmer Mist over paint.. which is exactly what I did on this paper mache box. Super easy.. I took photos through the process so you could see just who easy it is. The dies I used for this Project where new winter CHA releases from Spellbinders.. and are just gorgeous.
Acrylic Paint I used was "Apple Barrel", Box from Melissa Frances, and the papers were from K&Co'
( not sure why I don't have the other die (border) in the photo but you'll see it down below.)
After I've painted the box with Ivory Acrylic paint, I let it dry completely. Once it was dry, I "lightly" misted (only the edges) of the box with "Patina" Glimmer Mist. I do only LIGHT misting along the edges, letting it dry a minute before adding more , to reach my desired intensity. ( just like using any spray paint, doing this this will avoid any running)

I inked all the edges lighting after it was completely dry, using "Chestnut Roan" colored CatEye ink from Clearsnap.
I cut my border strip from double sided paper, so I could flip the inside pieces , and add them back into the negative spaces ..but using the other side, for contrast.

I added little pearls to the flower centers and and some lacey trim around the edges. I used my tracing wheel around all the edges for a faux stitched look. ( amazing how they looks on chipboard and wood).

Below, I added my large die cut piece, after inking it lightly , then added my center and some more sticky pearl embellishments.
( Embellishment is from "Paper Studio" (Spare Parts)

Some pretty ribbon... and.... ta da.. a pretty little gift box.

Misting over paint.. 101. That was easy right? Give it a try.. I think you'll like the results.

I'be been creating my share of "Springy" projects lately .. and if you had seen the kind of GLOOMY days we've had here CONSTANTLY lately.. you know why! Ahhhhh... ick! I swear everyday reminds me of the "nothingless", in the movie "The Never Ending Story". (The movie used to be one of the boy's favorites when they were little.. so trust me .. I've seen it PLENTY of times!) It's really is a fun movie.. if you havent seen it ... you should. Long story short.. it's about a young boys imagination. When he doesnt use his imagination.. eventually the "nothingless" takes over.
Yep..this is what the nothingness looks like here. lol
Actually , this is a photo I tried to snap ( through the intense FOG),as we drove over the Platte river bridge , when Dan and I took a drive to see if the river was still in it's banks. Because of all the snow we've had .. now as it warms... ice jams and flooding are the issue.
We only live a couple of miles from here ( the Platte river).. and we have a cabin on the "Elkhorn" river.. so we are keeping an eye on them both.

Anyway.. as I was saying .. it's looked alot like this .. for days.. and days and days , it's seems. ICK I NEED sunshine! ( before the "nothingness" takes over! lol)

Beware "the nothingness"!!! Use your imagination! lol
Have a great weekend!


Elaine said...

Thank you Vicki for sharing the directions to mist the box. This one is beautiful and the little stitching is one of my favorite faux techniques too!! :)

Jan said...

Lovin your box :) I really like the Glimmer Mist and recently got my order and it seems that I've been going a little hog wild with it! LOL.. like how you used the diecut on the sides, too :)

stampqueen said...

Love the box - very cool colors!!!!

Mandy said...

wow...stunning box and wonderful

MJ said...

Teacher gift-time is coming up soon! I'll head back here for some box inspiration!!

Gail S. said...

Vicki - What a pretty box! Just beautiful. I too am so ready for some sunshine! It has been cloudy and foggy here in Central NE also. Hopefully this coming week we will finally get some sun :)

Carol (HB) said...

Be still my heart. That box is beautiful!!!! We need some SUN don't we!

LindaC said...

Love your box with the faux stitching and the misting...pretty!

Your picture reminded me of Dr. Zhivago....brrrrrr.


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Nat said...

Loving the box- so cool!!!

Creative Mish said...

What a pretty box! I love the glimmer mist paper you created..

1CardCreator said...

Love what you did with the treasure box! The pearls look stunning with the Lotus die! Thanks for sharing ~Diane

harrahx2 said...

Well, I hope to challenge your nothingness into someethingness. Box will mail tomorrow with fun and smiles and least I hope you enjoy it. Sending hugs, love that new die...

Angela said...

Hi Vicki! Your projects look great! Do you ever offer any classes in Omaha? I will send you an email as well. Thanks!

chelemom said...

This is gorgeous Vicki!!! (But then again everything you make is!)

debbiek said...

Such a beautiful box Ms. Vicki! Thanks for sharing. I will have to try this. Keep saying I'm going to use those Glimmer Mists I own but never get around to it.

Hang in there with the weather. We too have the "blahs" here in Wisconsin:(