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Monday, 23 February 2015

So what was the end result...

...of Andy's "Snap, Crackle & Pop" workshop".

Two decorative boxes.

We started with a nesting pair of hinged wooden boxes...
 ...and the first task was to unscrew the hinges...
 ...the larger of the two boxes was given a good coat of white acrylic chalk effect paint...
...inside & out before the PVA was applied and then the silver paint...
 ...I love this "Pop" or blistered effect that was created with the heat gun.
Gleam Patina blue and Creative Expressions Graceful mint wax...
 ...were applied to the outside of the box and given a good buffing...
...the whole thing was then given a swipe of Teal Stazon before the hinges were screwed back on.
 The smaller box was dismantled before being given a coat of matt black acrylic...
 ...inside & out. The lid was given a coat of PVA and then the white chalk paint...
 ...dried with a heat gun and then waxed with Creative Expressions...
 ...Graceful Peach & Graceful Mustard.
Once home, the metal looking box...
 ...was put to use...
...another hiding place for sweeties.
I love the way the two boxes have turned out...
 ...and I am going to keep the bottom of the small box plain black...
...as this gives it a chalkboard look. I have some embellishment ideas for this box but those are for sharing another day.

Saturday's workshop was a fabulous day of play/experimenting/getting messy and having lots of fun.

Thank you so much Andy - Hilary & I had a wonderful time........................................................




6 comments:

Lori said...

Wow! Total makeover and totally cool!

sue jones said...

Fab - And such good use of the boxes ;)

Kathryn Hardman aka Katalytic said...

Great results. Well done you!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

These are fab, I like the black base too, really stands put in contrast

Redanne said...

Both boxes are stunning, it was great to see the process you followed too. Anne xx

Sandra said...

They're really lovely