Friday 23 September 2016

Flashback Friday?

Welcome to the start of a new series here on the Craft Stamper blog!
Every week, we'll be sharing a project with you all, lots of pictures and a full step by step tutorial too! A project new readers of the magazine may have missed, or for those avid readers, a reminder of a timeless and much admired creation!
Usually, this series will be published every Thursday... Our Throwback Thursday Series.... but this week we're having a Flashback Friday :)
Enough of the talk, lets dive stright in!
This AMAZING project was created by Helen Chilton for our September 2014 issue....

Over to Helen.....
This is an Autumnal project,  I like the sort of muted, shabby effect that is produced using the orange and blue tones. The fact that you're stamping onto tissue and layering it on also gets round the domed shape of the lid. I just pasted the tissue over the metal fixings as well so they blended in.
Tissue paper is quite delicate to work with although by the time you've painted colour on the back and then blocked out in white it does get a bit more robust. However don't worry if it tears - you can always add in a little patch and no-one will notice. 


Stamps Helen used...
PaperArtsy: Lynne Perrella Collection 027,028,030

Other materials...
StazOn ink: Jet Black
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish acrylic paints: Bora Bora; Tango; Spanish Mulberry; Snowflake
PaperArtsy Satin Glaze
PaperArtsy Stencil 002 (ELB)
Sizzix Framelits die set: Labels Fancy
Stampendous Frantage embossing enamel: Aged Gold
VersaMark inkpad
Wide, soft brush
White gesso

Step-by-step… Box of Delights

   1:  Prep box by painting with gesso and then painting with the Bora Bora and Tango paints. Don't worry about blending them as you're going to cover it with tissue paper.

     2: Paint the inside edges with the same two colours and then dilute these down to wash over the inside flat surfaces for a lighter effect.

    3: Stamp lots of the houses and postage stamp background onto tissue paper with black StazOn and cut out. Start to fit pieces onto the box.

4: Flip over the tissue paper images and add a few touches of blue, orange and Spanish Mulberry pink. Then add a few highlights in white.

 5:  Brush Satin Glaze all over the box lid and start to stick the pieces down. Handle the tissue paper gently as it's fragile.

 6: When covered, give the lid another good coating of Satin Glaze to seal and to brush out any air bubbles. Repeat process with houses on the sides and stamped backgrounds on the inside.

7: Paint some white card with the Tango paint, washed over with some of the blue to tone it down. Stencil with the VersaMark inkpad.

    8: Pour over the Aged Gold powder and heat. Place stencil over again, VersaMark it, add powder and heat again. Cut out for die cuts. Repeat with Bora Bora painted card washed over with Tango.

   9: Stamp the girl collage from 027 onto white card and paint quite loosely. Die cut the frame and emboss several times with the Aged Gold powder.

10: Start arranging the frame with added brads and the die cuts on the lid. When happy, stick down.

     Every time you look at this box of delights you see another wonderful detail! Helen also created a stamped pop up surprise for the inside.....

We hope you've enjoyed out little stroll down memory lane! We'll be back next Thursday with another!