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.
The whole thing is not complete until there is a little bit of something-something inside the box too.
Supplies from Mixed Media Place: