Monday, March 23, 2015

Wine Not? - Finnabair Creative Team

Hi Everyone, 

I am here with you today to share a wine box mixed media makeover. As I have mentioned quite a few times before I love my op shop hunting. I love taking something old and unwanted and turning it into something new and special. When I found this box sitting on a shelf for $4 I just knew it had to come home with me, time for a little refresh, time to give it some much needed love. 

So as you can see the box was kind of pretty, but not really my cup of tea (or coffee usually in my case). For my style it was just a little bleh, so to begin my project I removed all the metal closures and handle and then gave the entire box a coat of Art Basic White Heavy Gesso

The colour I have chosen to paint the box is Lumiere Paint by Jacquard in Pearlescent Blue.  Once the paint was completely dry I gave the box a thin coat of Art Basics Heavy Black Gesso. Not allowing the black gesso to dry completely, once it became slightly opaque I lightly began to rub it back with a baby wipe. 

Adding a large glob of Art Basics 3D Gloss Gel to my craft mat, with a palette knife I began to work in Rust Mica Powder and Black Micro Beads. Using the palette knife I applied the 3D Gel mixture through the Prima Chicken Wire Stencil to the sides of my wine box. Once completely dry I shaded around my chicken wire with a Faber Castell Black PITT pen and then smudged it with my finger. 

Using 3D Matt Gel I adhered a selection of random metal and chipboard elements. You will see below earrings, can ring pulls, buttons, and various filigree metal embellishments. Once all my embellishments were secure I gave everything (including my fork) a coat of Art Basics Heavy White Gesso

Now the colour can come in, to create my colour I have used a number of different mediums. I painted the embellishments first with a combination of Lumiere Pearlescent Blue and Lumiere Halo Blue Gold. I then spritzed some mica powder which had been pre mixed in little spritzer bottles. The mica colours I used include BlueGold & Rust.  Once completely dry I then again gave another coat of Art Basics Heavy Black Gesso, then rubbed it all back with a baby wipe.

Art Ingredients Micro Beads in black were adhered all around my embellishments.

Applying the black gesso did dull a little of the sparkle, and who doesn't love sparkle?. To bring back some razzle dazzle I sprinkled on some Rust and Gold Mica Powder and then spritzed with water. This was added both to the embellishments and to the box top and sides. 

To balance the top of the box I added chain, Art Ingredients Black Micro Beads and a 'Create' Mechanical. 

Products Used
Prima Mechanicals - Create

Thank you all for joining me here today, as always if you have any questions please feel free to ask.

Wishing you all a fabulous and creative day.

~ Rebecca ~ 


  1. WOW!!! What a transformation! This is absolutely amazing!

  2. Wow... the result is absolutely stunning! I love it!

  3. This rocks. Beautiful transformation.

  4. This is so beautiful! Love the colors...and all the elements. I say MASTERPIECE!

  5. I just saw this on Pinterest... Oh my.. It's AWESOME... Love the embellishment items, love the colors and the finished result. Great way to build up your colors.