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October 02, 2010

Boxing Day

Hi everyone. I've been MIA for most of the week. Busy week at work and a conference to attend.  Anyway, some of you WOYWW may recall a couple of gessoed boxes from a couple of weeks ago.  Well this is how they have turned out.  I am going to put some little things in them for DDs for Christmas.... yes, I used the 'C' word!
This one is for DD2 and had a coat of Transparent Red Oxide acrylic paint over it before having some decopatch paper stuck over the outside and a few images from the same paper on the inside. I then gave the whole thing another watery coat of the Transparent red oxide then did the Krylon pen thing around the edges and the Inca Gold around the lid.

I really love this japanese paper!  Anyway, a coat of glossy decopatch glue (a bit like mod podge or gel medium) and we were done.

The second one for DD1 was done the same way, except the Tranparent Red Oxide looked a bit orange next to the pink so I went over it with Mushroom, and I used some Viva Precious Metal pink instead of the gold krylon.

I'm quite pleased with how they have turned out :)

Hope everyone is having a good weekend (despite the horrible weather).  Anyone been to the Artisan show?  Wish it was a bit nearer to me so I could go, mind you, after the massive spend at Ally Pally it's probably best!


Helen said...

Wow, I love these boxes! I would have loved to gone to Artisan too!

Tracy Evans said...

What gorgeous boxes, so much detail. Wonderful idea to use them for Christmas, wonderful keepsakes. Wish I could have gone to Artisan, but too far but I am going to Port Sunlight to make up for it. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ooh they're both beautiful Kay, love the colours especially the pink one :-) I love those Decopatch papers but do think they are expensive for the size :-/ I keep looking for lovely paper napkins to use instead but have to admit you just can't get such beautiful patterns - may have to give in and not be so mean haha Just thought, they'd be lovely on one of those mannequins :-)
Anne xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Meant to say, the Artisan show sounds very tempting but it is too far for me really, besides I'm saving pennies for the Knitting & Stitching show at Harrogate in Nov, then of course need pennies for Christmas too :-)
Anne xx

Liz said...

Love the boxes, wish i could have gone to the artisan show but i definitely spent too much at Ally Pally and i have the Artsy Craft weekend this month too....

Sandra said...

oh wow ... such beautiful boxes.

Anonymous said...

These are both gorgeous Kay! Your daughters will love them! xx