Good afternoon friends.
I hope you are all well and looking forward to the coming week. It was a long weekend here in the UK so we had a lovely extra day to enjoy and the bonus of a short week this week.
Today I thought I'd finally get round to sharing a cigar box that I altered; about a month or so ago already, I just forgot to post it! Still, here you are!
My starting point was actually the cherub. A plain white plaster one that had been lurking in my stash for ages and was re discovered. He is painted in layers of green paint and has had some gilding wax highlights and a few colourwashes to give some patina. I was so pleased with it that I felt he needed a home.
Right, back to the box. I'm a big fan of the way Andy Skinner works with paint and I love texture too. I saw that he was doing an online workshop called book of ruination. Now, I haven't actually done the workshop though I have done some of his others and highly recommend them. So; I was playing around in my studio with stuff as you do one day and managed to discover something by accident that gives me a similar look to his. And that's what I did on this cigar box lid. You can also see highlighted in gold, a decorative detail, that's actually the embossing of the label which I left on the box. Everything was covered in layers of paint, wax and then sealed. I stamped the wish onto card, and added it to the book plate before covering it with a crackle glaze.
I'm entering this into the Smudgy Antics challenge where the theme is Altered Boxes and also into the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge where the theme is Inspired by..... I'm inspired by Andy so that fits!
Hope you all have a fantastic afternoon.