It's tough to follow so many creative people!
When we were all bouncing the idea of a blog hop with Woodware UK, I immediately thought they were a "wood" crafting distributor. That was the wrong idea. I went to their website (hope you all have too) and found they carry LOTS of fun embellishments. Unfortunately for me, I already had wood in my mind.
So.......since I have never done anything with stencils and wood, I decided to give it a try. I must say, it may not look as polished as many of the other projects, but I LOVED doing it! I just happened to have a set of boxes that fit the bill. I started with the next to smallest size.
When I first got the boxes I had in my mind to paint them in some sort of distressed look. I kept this idea by first painting the box with green acrylic paint. Then painted over the green finish with a fairly dry sponge brush and brown paint.
Now that I had the paint finish like I wanted it, the challenge was which stencils to use and how to do them. I love the large flourish LJ 896 Large flourish. I wanted a rough or distressed look to the stenciled image so I sponged acrylic paint through the stencil directly onto the box. I found that acrylic paint, wet or dry, washes off the stencils very easily.
The flourish looked a bit lonely on my box....this is when I decided to add the butterflies. They were sponged onto the box with acrylic paint also.
Once they dried I thought they looked a bit flat, so I stenciled some gold pigment ink onto the bodies and wings. This made them "pop".
To finish, the dots on the stenciled flourish were highlighted with yellow gold dimensional paint.
Only 5 more boxes to go!!
I really enjoyed participating and hope you all enjoyed the fun ideas everyone came up with. Until next time...............