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2016-04-07

Altered Box by Georgie



Hi Guys!

I love altering little boxes and giving them a life (and story) of their own. I love letting my imagination go and just creating a piece of art and putting my mind/imagination into the creation.




It started out as a plain kraft style little chest box, I added some dry wall tape for a little texture, some Art Basics White Crackle and gave it a good coat of Art Basics Black Gesso. Then using 3D Gel to adhere the Relics and Artefacts Heart, Flame and Wings, and also gave them a generous coat of black gesso. This give me the perfect base to start applying colour!!!



Next, the fun bit of opening up Dark Velvet Art Alchemy – this colour is just sublime!! A gorgeous, rich, deep purple. Using this colour I dry-brushed it over the black so as to not cover it all completely. This helps to accentuate the texture. However, I did go back over with more black gesso in areas to keep adding interest to the piece.









Next came a bit of sparkle and extravagance, filling in with beads around head, then sprinkling on top a little bit of black and purple glitter, keeping the layers contrasting with each other, but also adds a lovely texture and more visual interest, as well as mystique…



The whole thing is not complete until there is a little bit of something-something inside the box too.

Happy creating,
Hugs
Georgie
xx


Supplies from Mixed Media Place:

12 comments:

  1. Stunning box! I looked with pleasure!

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  2. Oh Georgie, you are right in your element here at MMP! This is such a show-stopper!!! Fabulous inspiration!!!

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  3. WOW!!! Georgie this is breathtaking makeover of the poor little craft box! You sure know how to work your magic with mixed media! What a stunner!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  4. Amazing project, I LOVE IT! Gorgeous textures and the touch of gold and purple just is sublime! Magnificant piece of art Georgie! As always!

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  5. LUSCIOUSLY GORGEOUS Georgie. Just look at all the texture and dimension - it's sooooo FABULOUS. The colors are so RICH and ELEGANT... wow. Your little treasure chest remake is a GOLDEN TREASURE OF ELEGANCE now. XXj.

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  6. Oh my gosh, beautiful little treasure chest with wonderful textures, elements and colors.

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  7. So magical Georgie! LOVE the deep tones and hints of gold and purple sparkle throughout xx

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  8. So beautiful! I love altering boxes too and yours is magnificent!

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