Friday, 25 September 2015

Steampunk MDF Box

Good Morning all you crafter's out there.
I do hope your all well and loving your crafty time!!

Today i wanted to show you a gorgeous MDF Hinged Lid Box.
 Made by & Available from That Craft Place Ltd 

I have gone down the trail of Mixed Media which is still new to me but i am totally hooked now & i am always on the lookout for things to stick and glue onto my projects.

Picture heavy so hopefully you don't get bored but i wanted to show you step by step photo's on how i created my box.
(and also so i don't forget as i have such a bad memory these days and in case i want to do another box)

Firstly prime the MDF box .... i used multi surface primer
Next use crinkly type tissue paper which i ripped into strips & coated with the primer & then laid onto the box & started to push it about to make little pleats & creases. (very messy but such fun lol)
I traced around my MDF Heart where it was going to be so as not to put the tissue there as i wanted it to lay flat down & would be easier to glue down later on.

Heart measures 19cm x 10cm at the widest part.

Next paint a layer of Gesso all over the box, this will make it easier for everything to stick together and paint later on. 
I also applied some texture paste through a stencil down the side of the lid. 
Next i added all my bits and bobs to the lid. I also added card what i had embossed to all the sides.  
You can also see what the hinge on the lid looks like.

The MDF heart had texture paste applied through a Stencil too.
This is what the Box looks like so far with a good coat of Gesso ready for painting.

A close up of the Heart with the Texture Paste, Lot's of Dies & the tubes on the left are paper straws. The bobbly bits are seed beads & micro beads mixed together with some Multi  Surface Primer & then applied randomly to the box. 

Next i painted EVERYTHING with Black acrylic paint. (i really liked it at this stage)

Now for the paints... I used a dark purple Acrylic Paint and dry brushed everything apart from the Heart. Then i used a lighter purple to high light more of the raised bits.

The heart was dry brushed with a Turquoise & then the texutre bits were highlighted with Cosmic Shimmers Shimmer Paints (these are so vibrant & add such a lovely shine) 

Next i added dies, flowers and a lock i made out of Fimo with a silicone mould. 

Flowers on the heart were sprayed with Deco Art Sprays & then dry brushed the edges with the gorgeous Shimmer Paints & added some Viva Alt Gold in several shades.

Phewww at last i have got to the end!! lol
Sorry for such a long post but wanted to show the different stages.

Here it is all finished!!

Here's a front view of it all finished 

Phewww at last i have got to the end!! lol
Sorry for such a long post but wanted to show the different stages.
So i hope you stayed with me to the end.

MDF Hinged Box, MDF Heart, MDF Cogs & MDF Key - That Craft Place Ltd  

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Sunday, 13 September 2015

Steampunk and i love it!!

Hello all you Crafter's, i hope all is good in your Crafty World!

Today is the start of a New Challenge at That Craft Place

Theme is one of my Favourites - Steampunk

There's a few photo's to show you how i made my project.
Hopefully i won't bore you but thought some may find it helpful with a few step by steps on how i made it.

The picture shows Grey Board Laser Cut but i had mine cut in MDF which is such good quality from That Craft Place Ltd

First prime the MDF with All Round Medium, once dry i applied Texture Paste through some Stencils.

Then paint over it all with Gesso so that the paints etc will not come off. 
Next i painted it with Acrylic Paints in Turquoise and Cerise and then with White Acrylic Paint i dry brushed all the edges to tone it down. The back piece of the Frame i painted black and again dry brushed with white paint.

Now to start adding the papers which i roughed the edges up.

I added several Die Cuts around the edges before i glued the frame to the Backing MDF piece.
All die cuts were sanded all over and aged with Distress Inks (Full List of colours at the end of the post)

Here's the image i used from That Craft Place Etsy Store called The Pilot.
Coloured with Copics on the Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place.

Copics Used
Skin- E50, E51, E21, E11, E13 & cheeks E93
Lips - RV30, RV32, RV34
Turquoise- BG10, BG32, BG53, BG57, BG75, BG09
Gold - Y23, Y26, Y28, E87 
Grey - W1, W2, W3, W5, W7  

And here it is all finished!

Here's a few close ups so you can see more of the details.

The Metal Aeroplane & the tiny fob watch started of as brass coloured but it was gessoed and then i applied Inka Golds.

Stampendous Frantage in Aged Teal was sprinkled and heated in various places

I also added Inka Gold to the raised bits i had done with Texture Paste to add a bit of shimmer.  

Final photo to show the dimension 

I really have enjoyed making this so much that i have just received 3 more of the Laser Cut Frames so i can group them all together on a wall. 
So watch out for some more very soon.

Here's a List of Products Used 
(all from That Craft Place)
Design Papers - Bo Bunny Somewhere in Time
Dies - Cheery Lynn, Memory Box, Joy Crafts, Marianne Designs
Inka Gold - Turquoise, Alt Gold, Magenta, Silver
Tim Holtz Distress Pads - Black Soot, Broken China, Picked Rasberry
Cog Stamp (around the image) - PaperArtsy Minis Gears mn60
Glues used - Pinflair Glue Gel (to glue MDF to MDF), Cosmic Shimmer for papers and die cuts
 Glossy Accents for Metal Embellishments
  Stampendous Frantage - Aged Teal
All Round Medium (to seal MDF)
Versa Magic Chalk Ink around the Image

Wow that was a long post and i hope i didn't bore you to much!!

Pop over to That Craft Place Blog to see what the rest of the Amazing DT have made.

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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Teenager in the House!!

Hi there, today has been a Special day for us here.
It has been my Son's 13th Birthday!!
Wow where has those 13 years gone??

So it's official i now have a Teenager in the House!! lol 

Here's the card i made for him using a Kenny K image.
As soon as i saw the image i new it would be perfect for my X Box obsessed boy!! lol

Happy Birthday Kyle!!!
I love you to the Moon and Back xxx

Copic Colours
Skin - E50, E51, E11, E21
Hair - E51, E53,E23
Eyes - B12, B14, B18
Jeans - B41, B45, B95, B99
Green- YG00, YG01, YG03, YG17
Orange - Y21, YR14, YR07
Grey - C3, C4, C7

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