Thursday, 21 July 2016

IndigoBlu Summer Floral

Hello IndigoBlu fans and welcome to my little blog page.

The theme this month for the IndigoBlu Blog Challenge is Summer Florals!!!  So I present to you my little take on the theme with this little Summer Floral Rusted Box!

I have used a little cardboard box, that I picked up at our local recycling centre, and covered it with the white GeeSso Good gesso, then I followed with the spring paint set (IndigoBlu Acrylics Grandma's Teacup, Townhouse Teal & Banana Custard). Once dried, I gave the box a watered down coating with Kingfisher Blue.

I then used Fine Modelling Paste to create rough edges and then coated using the Autumn set (IndigoBlu Acrylics Hot Cocoa, Burning Bonfire & Postbox Red).

After that, I stamped the small flowers from the Giant Poppy stamp set, and covered a household tissue (that one would blow one's nose with)...using Vintage Sepia Versafine. which I then applied on both the lid and base of the box using Slap it On. I coloured this in with a combination of the Burning Bonfire and Postbox Red once it had dried.

I stamped the sentiment from the Nature I stamp set and cut all the words up. I edged with watered down Hot Cocoa on a sponge and glued to the lid, along with some paper flowers, which I very roughly painted by dipping into some watered down Kingfisher Blue (IndigoBlu metallic acrylic).

A final quick watered down brush over with the Kingfisher Blue, and a sprinkling of glitter on the flowers and sentiment, and the box was complete!

The 'spiderweb' on the flowers is just the stringy bits from sticking down the flowers with the hot glue gun - I left them as I rather liked the look (and my garden if FULL on spider webs right now!!)