We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Sunday, 15 December 2013

A box-shaped diversion!

I was going to break out the Gelli Plate for the first time, but got diverted by a project a friend did, which inspired me, and reminded me I had a couple of box blanks languishing in the back of the cupboard.  So the Gelli Plate got put back on the shelf!

This is quite a large chest shaped box, here in all its naked glory minus the fixings!

Though it has had a coat of gesso.

I recently found this fabulous ribbon, which really consists of random holes joined together!  Also on the box today are - metal flowers, bead caps, paper clay faces (still got a lot of those), and a die-cut key.

Before adding anything else it had a coat of Fresco Finish Acrylic Paint in Mushroom.

I then started adding texture paste and Kroma Crackle (because the lid is domed shaped the crackle formed drips, which I like).

Then several more layers of paint - Mushroom, London Night and Claret, and of course gilding wax!

Here you can see some crackle drips, and also a new find - Golden large mica flakes medium.

The final result - top view.
Very difficult to photograph so used flash in this one to try and pick up the glimmer from the mica flakes and gilding wax.

There was another smaller chest inside this one .....

1 comment:

  1. What a difference the finished chest looks - beautiful.