Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Stampbord Inlay Box - Alice
This box was inspired by a beautiful Christmas-themed box made by Jean Hardy of Crafty Individuals, in Craft Stamper a few issues back. She had used Stampbord in the inlay section of this wooden box, and filled the remaining gap with cord. I am a huge fan of everything she makes. In this version I have used the Classic Alice stamps by Oxford Impressions, available from LB Crafts. As the scale of the stamps is quite large, I arranged the images across 4 tiles pushed together. The background was brayered, and then additional colour added with brush markers. The box itself has been painted with acrylic paint, then Crackle Paint, and then sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer Mists and rubbed with Distress Inks. There were several areas I wanted to be white such as Alice's apron, so I did quite a bit of scratching back to the clay. There is just something about the Alice imagery I love!