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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  1. Wowza my dear!!! This is just simply the best! I love your style! xxSAMxx

  2. Absolutely brilliant and thanks for sharing the tutorial with us, Angela x

  3. Gorgeous! Love the whole thing.

  4. Wow! What a cool idea! Great decorating! So glad you came Through The Craft Room Door to play! Can't wait to see more of your talent!
    Karen C

  5. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

  6. This is Great!! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
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  7. oh WOW!!! what an amazing project!!! SO cool :) thank you for joining us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge

  8. What a fabulous transformation - I loved following it through all the photos.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage.

    Helen x

  9. I just love your step by step photos!! Gorgeous and stunning work! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage and hope to see you again soon! :) ~Annie