What's new and exciting??? I'm designing for Retro Cafe ART!!!!!
I am so LOVIN' working with Retro Cafe Art substrates....this, my friends is theVictorian Exploding Picture Box!
And it is amazing!
UPDATE!!! The link above takes you to the Medium Box Kit (as shown)...the wooden blocks, base and top are all from Hobby Lobby. Sorry for any confusion!
I will show you several steps to creating this piece...but first see the wooden base is painted with Ivy Green Liquid Pearls.
The 5 Wooden Blocks are painted with the Chestnut Liquid Pearls. They are glued to the round base to form a platform. Get it???
You take the top off....and it EXPLODES to this really cool foldout.
This is one layer of the foldout section covered with Tissue Wrap. (Bottom inside section)
The bottom outside of the inner section was painted with Snowflake and various colors of orange Fresco Finish Paints from PaperArtsy.
Then I stamped with Jet Black Archival Ink using Tim Holtz, Lynne Perrella, PaperArtsy Hot Picks, and Graphic 45 stamps.
I'm telling you, stamping on Fresco Paints is AMAZING!
Then Graphic 45 Streampunk papers (and others) on the reverse side of the Tissue Paper layer.(the bottom outside)
Last, the Copper from Paper Artsy was embossed through the Vagabond and sanded to reveal the silver base. I added them with Wonder Tape.
Lots of Idea-ology pieces, Faucet Knobs, a Clock Key, a Locket Key, a Timepiece Watchface, etc, were colored with Alcohol Inks and attached.
Penwork here and there, and the Lady Postage Stamps from G45 are added to the Tissue Wrap layer. I added a bit of color with Pine Needles Distress Ink.
The bottles were filled with micro beads, pearls, and sand. Then I glued different paper labels to them and tied waxed linen and colored wire around the tops.
Once you have the 2 layers all decorated the way you like, you can use foam tape to adhere them at the centers.
This is the lid before it's glued together. I always add black to the edges of most everything.
If you've taken my classes, you know I am addicted to the Sharpie Chisel Tip Markers.
The unfinished edge (shown here) was covered with more embossed Copper Metal.
The little wooden top is painted with Liquid Pearls and a black permanent marker before it's glued into place. It's hollow so it worked great...it's from the Wood Shop.
This whole kit comes flat and you can decorate it before it's glued together.
Makes it so easy to stamp and paint.
This is a view of the inside as it opens. See how nice the stamping shows up on the Fresco Paint?
The blocks used as a base raise this up so you can see it better. ( Not part of kit)
I made a video to show you this opening...it's my first one on the blog, so if it doesn't work very well, I'll just have to keep trying. Click the arrow to start it.
Not very clear, I've tried several settings...you'll just have to use your imagination....
Have a good one! And let me know what you think!