Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Origami Box - Flying Unicorn Creative Team

Hi Everyone,

Bex here with you all today to share with you all a folded origami box. I recently held a family craft day at my home where my Auntie taught us how to make these fun little boxes. Now when I say fun I mean fiddly, fiddly little fun boxes. They are so stunning and so very effective, to master these creations though you will need patience, however what you will not need is a lot of product. These boxes are held together with paper and paper only, I decided to further embellish the top with fabulous Flying Unicorn Adornments. To create a box like this you will need 16 sheets of square paper, I chose to use 8 sheets from the Prima Time Traveler's Collection and 8 sheets of plain white which I inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. So from one small 6 x 6 you could create 6 of these stunning boxes (if you chose to have a plain white inked bottom). A relatively cheap and stunning project to make!!. Here is a link to a YouTube Instructional Video. 

I decided mine little a little something extra and added some beautiful Flying Unicorn Adornments which were hand painted with Silks and Lumiere Paints. The edges of my box were also inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. 

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Many thanks for looking, I wish you all a very happy and creative day.

~ Bex ~

Friday, April 24, 2015

Out of the Coccoon - Finnabair Creative Team

Hi Everyone,

I am here today to share with you another upcycled op shop creation. This month I was excited to challenge myself, my challenge was to use colours I rarely use (pink is usually my enemy), decorate with stamps, paint and markers only and to use NO metal of any sort (I use metal in everything!!!). So for me this was a tough personal challenge but I never back down from a challenge, especially one I set myself. Super happy with the outcome and now my daughter has a lovely wooden box to keep all her treasures in. 

View from the front....

 View from the back....

Below you will see what this box previously looked like, it was sad, very very sad. Although sad, it definitely had potential. Like many things I salvage, a little love was in order. 

To begin my project I gave the entire box both inside and out a coat of Art Basics Heavy White Gesso (not pictured, sorry!).  The vibrant colour comes from a combination of two Golden paints, Teal and Quinacridone Magenta. I applied the slightly watered down paint very randomly, allowing to blend and bleed in places. Going back after it had dried and adding more colour in places here and there, there was no science to this application, very much completely random. 

While my paint was drying I took two sets of Prima Cling Stamps (Rust & Dust and Don't Forget to Fly) and using black archival ink I stamped onto white tissue paper. I stamped one sheet for my box lid with butterflies and circles and two long strips to wrap around my box edge with the bubbles stamp.

Flipping my tissue paper over I coloured the back in sections with Sharpie pens. 

Now the fun begins, to apply the paper to the box I used Art Basics Soft Gloss Gel. This was quite a delicate operation so go gently. Apply a base coat of Art Basics Soft Gloss Gel, pat down tissue paper and then apply a top coat of Art Basics Soft Gloss Gel. Once completely dried I outlined all edges, circles and butterflies with a black PITT pen and smudged with my finger.

The stamped wording you can see was added after the first layer of tissue paper. I stamped all my wording onto another tissue paper, and again applied the same way with Soft Gloss Gel. To finish I gave the bottom of the box, inside and under the lid a coat of lovely Art Basic Heavy Black Gesso (not pictured).

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Many thanks for looking, I wish you all a fabulous and creative day.

~ Rebecca ~

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Raining Cats & Dogs - Flying Unicorn Creative Team

Hello Everyone!!!

Well it has been a VERY long time since I have created a scrapbook layout, I think it has been well over a year. I am feeling rusty, I have to admit I found it hard to create without adding any mixed media in. Lots of fun making this one though, isn't my beagle Cooper a handsome young chap?

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Many thanks for looking my friends, I wish you all a happy and creative weekend.

~ Rebecca ~