I had a wonderful visitor today, a new friend, Brenda. We had such a great day and she is such a talented and warm person. I had made her a gift box to house some little feathered birds I had picked up. Sorry about the terrible photos but I suddenly realized this morning I hadn't photographed it and I think I should have put my glasses on!
I used Paper Artsy Fresco Finish paints in Pansy and Dolly Mix, and a layer of their crackle, and then stamped with Crafty Individuals' flourish stamps (CI 235) with purple ink. The main purpose of the box design was a vehicle for the frame art mould which I got a couple of weeks ago when I went to the Stamp Bug sale weekend. I just love it, but it is quite large and 'in your face' so it needed a plainish and quite large box to show it off. I used mica powders to colour the clay. Around the sides I used Crafty Individuals' flower stamps (CI 206), stamped onto their background papers and cut out, to look like they were coming off the fronds of the flourishes. In the centre of the frame is a Crafty Individuals' image from their People and Places image book, and I glazed it with Glossy Accents.