I've also been trying to add posts for Paint Party Friday...even if I don't quite make it on Friday! ;P
The following project is for PPF and the CCBC:
Starting with a plain wood box, I added several layers which included: gesso, torn papers, stamping, washi tape, and acrylic paints. Each area of the box is a little different. Some areas have more paint coverage and others a bit less. Using a cute print of material and a piece of quilted material I hand stitched the two pieces together. (My mom would be so proud!) Next I added some hand stitches around the flowers using hot pink embroidery thread. The fabric piece was then adhered to the top of the lid with heavy matte gel.
|The top of the box.|
|Inside the box.|
The front of the box is decorated with a beaded key.
|Front view with key embellishment.|
This project was SO MUCH FUN. I love how the box turned out and am looking forward with filling it with my "nature finds."
In addition to the mood board at Canvas Corp Brands, my inspiration came from the poem by Emily Dickinson, "Hope."