Monday, 19 February 2018

Vintage patina altered box

Hello everyone I am back with one more mix media project!!  This time I have altered a discarded cardboard box and given it a  a vintage patina effect.
Have a look at the final creation before I take you through the process....

  1. I have used an old box for my mixed media project. First I applied Little Birdie Mixed Media Paste on the entire box (I used little water to dilute it as I was using it as gesso).  I used my finger to apply this paste just to get some extra texture. This is what's great about the mixed media paste, you can use this according to the desire consistency.

2. I used Little Birdie texture tool to add texture to the surface and also added some stencil work after that.

3. After the base was was done it was time to build up my layers with embellishments and some old materials from my stash. However, I first of all, I pasted few pieces of lace and then started putting the rest of the materials in place.

4. Next,  I started to play with the colours....picked a shade of brown slapsh spray colour ,rust paste from finnabair and Tinted Metallic Paint and other colours to go with it ( I feel addicted to these paints...every time I create something, I feel the urge to use them).

5. Next, I built up layers of colors till I was satisfied with colors.
6. To give my project some added beauty, I used golden beads, Hearty Melange,art stones etc. with Mont Marte gel medium.
I love the rustic vintage look , so I kept it little dullbut the Tinted Metallic Paints gave my project the perfect subtle shine that I wanted!
So here are some more pictures of the finished project....

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  1. So much beautiful texture and color. Love your box.

  2. Incfredible transformation. Your project Thank you for joining us at the Creative Artiste Mixed Media February 18 Challenge. Good luck! Denyse x (DT)
    is a beautiful work of art.

  3. Your MM pieces are so full of textures and vibrant colors! This is absolutely gorgeous Pooja! Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month, Good Luck.

  4. Oh my this is fabulous! Thank you for playing along with us! Nora DT Happy Little Stampers...

  5. Absolutely awesome..the colours and texture are gorgeous.Thank you so much for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...

  6. Hello..I am back..this time for More Mixed Media.
    This piece is so rich in texture and colour..I love it.Thank you for joining in with this months challenge...x

  7. Pooja there is so much to see and admire on your totally transformed box. It's lush and lovely. Thank for joining in with Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge.

  8. This is so very lovely! Absolutely gorgeous texture. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  9. Love this - beautiful colours and texture!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  10. Oh dear.... your box is STUNNING !! Fabulous colors, gorgeous texture. Lovely design with that big heart in the middle. I just LOVE your altered box. You are so creative. It is hard to imagine it was a boring cardboard box.
    Thank you so much for sharing this project. It has been very inspiring.
    Hugs from Monica

    1. Thank you so much for your appreciation πŸ’•