this stamp set I had to have it!!!
I love the painting by Vermeer.
I started by colouring the wooden box with distress stain in broken china, when dry I painted on Picket fence crackle paint.
I stamped my image on to tissue paper with coffee archival ink and adhered it to the box with a glue stick
I tinted the image with distress markers scribbled on to my craft mat, spritzed, then painted on with a brush to give a nice soft colour.
glued on some scraps of lace with glossy accents. then inked the bottom
right corner with versamark ink to create a sticky surface for my
frantage embossing powders.
are designed to be heated from below so you need to start with a thin
layer and add more while its still hot to build up the layers on a 3d
item like this.
If you aren't happy with the areas covered with the embossing powder, brush off before heating.
Because I used a small inkpad I found I had a lot of harsh lines, so softened them this way.
worked my way around the sides of the box and highlighted areas on the
top of the box with the gold powder - I love the way it beads when you
heat it slightly or on areas like the lace - you could brush away the
extra powder to have a more beaded effect.
To finish off I added distress stickles and added a philosophy tag embellished with seam binding coloured with the left over distress marker spritzed stain from earlier.
Here's a few more pics for you....