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Sunday 9 March 2014

3 Textures at Premium Craft Brands

Good morning and a very happy Sunday to you. We're supposed to be having lovely weather this weekend but I don't know what went wrong yesterday, no sunshine and freezing cold but at least it didn't rain I suppose. Its time for our new challenge at Premium Craft Brands PanPastel challenge and this week its all about texture! As always there is a fab prize of Premium Craft brands goodies for our lucky winner and lots of gorgeous inspiration from my lovely teamies so if you've got a minute do pop over and check out the challenge blog.

For my DT project I've altered a little book box and had loads of messy fun lol. I began by painting the box with black gesso. While that was drying I took some kraft card and smothered it with Maimeri Iridescent paste coloured with gold and copper PanPastels. I added texture with a palette knife and then spritzed a honeycomb rubber stamp from Indigo Blu with water and stamped in to the paste.

 I left it to dry and then added more paste through a Pronty Stencil to create the roses. Once that was dry I went over the textured card here and there with Graph'It markers in greens and turquoise and spritzed with Mix'It fluid

I cut the card to size and used it to cover the box. Now for some more texture, and I'm really chuffed with the way this turned out :-)
I've always wanted to create the look of pages on these little boxed but never really worked out how to do it, anyway inspiration struck and I took some Maimeri Light Modelling Paste and spread it round the edges of the box with a palette knife and then went around the edge with a Texture Tool. Again once it was dry I painted with black gesso and then ran a versmark inkpad over the sides and highlighted with metallic PanPastels. To finish off I've added a laser cut butterfly from Dutch Doobadoo, embossed with WOW verdigris EP

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Basteltraum: gifts and boxes
Delicious doodles: anything but a card
Frilly and Funkie: stencils and texture
Inky chicks: monochromatic

Thanks so much for visiting, have a good day
Claire xx


  1. Oh wow. This is fab Claire. Love the textures - especially the 'pages' texturing. Think you need a steadier hand than mine for that.
    Beryl xx

  2. fabulous book box - love all the details - great textures xx

  3. Claire this is fab! Love it!

  4. Beautiful project Claire! Live the metallic finish and the texture is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  5. Fabulous box! Great textures and colours! Love both the outside and the inside!

  6. Amazing project Claire, the texture is just gorgeous and the colour palette. TFS Hugs

  7. Stunning Claire. Adore how you have created all your textural elments and how rich the colour is. Lou x

  8. Gorgeous project. Thank you for sharing at Delicious Doodles. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

  9. Your altered book box is lovely! I just bought a bunch of the pastes and creams to do this kind of thing! You inspire me. I love the colors and everything you did!

  10. Oh how fantastic Claire! Love the fact that you've taken as much care with the inside of this book box as you have with the outside. Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  11. Super altered book box with lots of wonderful texture. Love the metallic richness. Looks like a perfect hiding spot for some special treasure. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  12. This is gorgeous!!! Stunning!! What a great creation!! :o Wow!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Delicious Doodles!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, DT Member @ Delicious Doodles
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    Thanks for the fantastic challenge!!

  13. Ooohee, Claire, this is drop dead gorgeous. LOVE the colors and textures on the cover. And the faux book pages from the side view are incredible! A seriously wonderful piece of work! So glad you share it with us at Frilly and Funkie this past week.


  14. Wow, what a gorgeous project! The box looks absolutely fantastic!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Bastel-Traum. Hope to see you again :)

    Hugs, Manuela


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