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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Tando Creative ~ Anything Goes!

Happy Sunday!

I am delighted to be sharing an altered book box with you today over on the Tando Creative blog [HERE!] 

First thing to do was to design a layout of chipboard pieces, this was so much fun! I've included pieces from the [3 clocks in 1] set, a lock from the [Locks and Latches] set, a heart from a [Grab Bag of Hearts], four of the gorgeous arrows from the [Arrows Grab Bag] and pieces of one of the fabulous [Lace effect borders].

I then added some textured stencilling through the [Letters] mask and also the [Sequin Waste Mask] so much fun!

Everything was glued into place and given a generous coating of white [Gesso]

While this was drying I added scrunched up paper to the spine using [Matte Medium]

 I added as much texture as possible!

Once everything was thoroughly dry I set about painting the box with a few chosen colours, [Primary Yellow], [Green Gold], [Cobalt Teal Hue] and [Quinacridone Magenta]

Then...................... getting LOST in the PROCESS !! My photographing ceased !!!!!!

And for a while everything turned pretty ugly !!!!! 

After too-ing and fro-ing with [Titanium White], [Carbon Black] and even a little [Gold Metallic] paint.. I was happy !

A couple of butterflies were added to the finished dry book box for decoration and embellishment from the [Butterfly Grab Bag] they were treated to a delicious coating of Stampendous [Spoonful of GOLD DUST] and [Aged Rose Embossing Enamels] oh my goodness they are so yummy!

Oh !!!! Those textures shine through !!

Love the brush strokes on the spine!

Such a fun project! Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance.

 Happy creating, Gez ♥


  1. Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. Be in touch soon. xxxx

  2. Ooh, this looks FABulous! Maybe I can do something similar using all those leftover bits & bobs that you never know what to do with. Thank you for sharing such an inspiring project.

  3. Maybe i can do something similar using all those leftover bits ...

    thai porn


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