Monday, 4 April 2011

My retreat box

Goodly day everyone.
When I posted about the retreat weekend I did not show my box to you so I thought I would rectify that today. (Since, truth be told I have only just got round to putting the hinges on!)
So here we go
So, this is the top view. The box was gessoed and painted. Then a script stamp was stamped onto tissue and adhered randomly before everything was inked. I then departed from everyone elses sewing theme (No real suprise there, is there) I used a Katzelkraft horse stamp plate to add images then instead of the tailor dummy I cut cogs out of mountboard, triple embossed with autumn gold embossing powder and stamped into the last later with a crackle stamp. AMAZING TEXTURE!!!!!

I cut some cogs in shrink plastic too. Some gold rub n buff was added to highlight. The hinges are rusted grunge with distress embossing powder.

Inside the box I roughly coloured and adhered tissue before stamping another horse. I covered this in glossy accents in sepia and added a triple embossed flourish and a spare cog.
So there you have it folks; a "manly" take on a sewing embellishment box! Hope you enjoy and have a blessed day.

11 comments:

Clarky J said...

Its stunning Neil and it was wonderful seeing how it evolved over the weekend chaging colour and beoming more manly every minute! Fab techniques and love that horse stamp.

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Absolutely wonderful Neil...thank you for sharing!

Deanna Cosgrove said...

So cool Neil!! Love the idea of stamping the hot embossing powder on the cogs with the crackle stamp---just brilliant!

The Stamp Man said...

Brilliant Neil, another amazing masterpiece! I love all the texture you created, and the colours you used are great.

Thanks for letting us see the finished box

Jill

Daniele said...

stunning box, thanks for the peek

Angela Weimer said...

Such a fab box Neil. Love your "Manly" take on the project. It was so great watching everyone alter the box to fit their own taste and style. Have a great monday. Angela

Wendy said...

so beautiful. I'm not that into horses, but you make me love and covet that stamp set!

Dee in N.H. said...

Awesome! Love your take on it!

bijewrit said...

Thanks for an idea, you sparked at thought from a angle I hadn’t given thoguht to yet. Now lets see if I can do something with it.

clomid

Katzele said...

I'm really impressed how you use my stamps each time. If one day you want to join my design team just let me know, I would be more than happy !

Lisa said...

Hello! I love the box. Will you tell me what tool you used to cut the cogs out of the mountboard? I'm thinking of using my Dremmel, but not sure that's the best idea. Thank you.