Saturday, 17 January 2015

Tissue Paper and Stampbord Jewellery Box for Paper Artsy Fragile Papers Challenge

Over on the Paper Artsy Blog, Leandra did a video showing her brayering technique with lovely soft colours, but this time on her 12 x 12 tissue paper. As I had some of this, I was dying to trying it! It's a great technique as the paint makes it a bit more substantial to work with so it doesn't tear too easily, but you still have something that is easy to manipulate around objects. I totally copied Leandra and her colours as I wanted to master the technique, although I have a long way to go:-


Once I had my tissue, I needed to decide what to do with it. I had been saving a gorgeous box with an inlaid section on the top which I bought at the Craft Barn. I had been watching lovely Jo Firth Young demo and had been so mesmerized I ended up buying three of her plates and one mini - I never normally buy that much in one go! She saw me looking at the box in the shop and said I should get it, and said she looked forward to seeing what I would make with it. She was probably just being nice and polite, but JoFy, this is for you!



First of all I covered the whole box apart from the inlaid section with the tissue paper, using Golden Gel Matte which is a good consistency for the slightly thicker paper you end up with. After it had dried I sanded any rough edges with an emery board. I then decided where I wanted my stampbord pieces and painted the top and the knob with Spanish Mulberry. I then brayered the pieces and stamped them in a similar way to the tissue paper.



Whilst I was working I had some of the Ikea kids drawing paper underneath, to protect my table. This was recommended by Alison (butterfly) when she did her Christmas wrapping paper. I quite liked the scrap I ended up with, so I added a couple more bits of stamping and now I have a quirky bit of wrapping paper! Think I will do this from now on!



I still need to decorate the inside of the box which has lovely compartments and a mirror, as well as the drawer. But this is what it looks like now:-



I am entering this into the Paper Artsy Fragile Papers Challenge.

20 comments:

  1. Wow, this is gorgeous, love it.

    Have a wonderful weekend

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  2. oh Lucy it's gorgeous!! I loved Leandra's video and the resulting sheet of tissue you've made looks fabulous.

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  3. What a stunning background, love the stampbord pieces they look so effective xx

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  4. Fab effects Lucy, love the finished box !!

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  5. Loving the box Lucy, think you have mastered the Leandra technique very well. The Stamp board pieces are just sublime, such a very pretty project :-) xxx

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  6. This is so beautiful! I love how the covered box looks and the lid is beautiful too! X

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  7. Beautiful Lucy. I love the way you have used the tissue paper on the box.

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  8. Lucy, this is beautiful! The colours are so soft and dreamy. I love the inlaid effect on the lid too. This is a lovely use of fragile papers. xxx

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  9. Lucy,
    this is amazing I thought you were going to put the tissue in the inlay and the way you came up with the stampboard is perfect.

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  10. This is really lovely and the inclusion of Stampbord was such a great idea.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  11. Beautiful Lucy! Love the mosaic of Stampbord pieces and your master brayered tissue sheet is stunning! Sue C x

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  12. You're too modest, your brayering technique is up there with Leandra's. It's a lovely box, the recess offering interesting possibilities. Love your creative use of it with small stampboards.

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  13. oh this is beautiful Lucy..love the stamp board idea :D I use fish and chip paer under my work sometimes (left over from my ceramic days lol) xxx

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  14. Wow! This is gorgeous box and beautiful colours. xx

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  15. Great project Lucy. Love the box!

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  16. You've done an amazing job with the brayering Lucy. Love how you have adapted this to your box, xx

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  17. gorgeous Lucy - love the soft colours you've used and the stampboard top is ingenious - xx

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  18. WOW wow wow and some more wow, truly stunning box, and the stampboard looks amazing. I love the brayering effect and you have knocked it on the head, it's perfect, I so wish I could get it this good. Fabulous. Happy Creating :-) Kezzy xxx

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  19. Simply lovely fragile paper work! The mosaic tiles look wonderful. A delightful transformation.
    Alison xx

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