Friday, 22 July 2016

Through The Porthole

As July has five Fridays, we have a extra Friday to spare with no Blog Challenge posts! We decided to share a little more of one of the fabulous projects featured in our August issue today with you all.
Lousie Crosbie created this simply STUNNING altered box..

A fabulous steampunk inspired piece, the outside is created from layers of aluminium tape, with DecoArt liquid glass dots as rivets. After many layers of alcohol inks, paints and patina finishes, the end result is a superb take on a steampunk submarine!
Through the porthole, you can glimpse an undersea world, created with fusible film and lots of MDF embellishments. As space was limited in the magazine, we couldn't really explore that world... until now!
The box slowly opens...

More detail is revealed....

The intricate, layered, fabulously coloured world can be seen!

Swirling waves, and undersea plant life....

Louise says:

"The inside of the box was painted blue before building up layers of fusible film and fibres. I used a gel medium to hold the film, then heated with a heat gun until it melted and holes appeared. The gel  keeps the film attached in places.
I added shells, glitter, beads and gems to enhance the deep sea world. I added Calico Craft Parts flourishes to create the ocean waves and other nautical themed embellishments to set the scene"

The level of detail in this piece is simply astonishing, we love it!

Don't forget, the July Challenge 'Anything Goes' is still running until next Wednesday! Check out all the details HERE 

Have a lovely weekend everyone!


  1. fantastic photography thank you. you have done me proud. :)

  2. Oh Wow ... That is awesome Z ... Very 'you'! Carol F! X

  3. Glad we get to see the inside this time round, it's simply stunning!! Well done Zuz, this is just brilliant!!

  4. WOW! WOW!! WOOOW!!!
    I adore this project, so perfect and detailed, so beautiful also, just a fabulous piece of art... Well done to you Louise Crosbie! xx