Friday, June 17, 2016

Mixed Media Upcycled box with ColourArte

Hello Friends
I am sharing an altered box at the Colourarte Blog today with a step-by -step tutorial ......

I started by giving a coat of white gesso to a sturdy 6″x6″ mobile phone box and adding drywall tape to give some texture. The sides of the box have texture using a script stencil and white texture paste..
more texture with a stencil and texture paste
Added some chipboard, clay embellishments, beads, charms, resin embellishments and metal charms to create a nice composition…
a coat of white Gesso on some …
a coat of black gesso all over, this is the first coat, make sure to cover everything well with the black gesso…
To bring out the detail, I used the dry brushing technique. Dry brushing is great for picking out details and edges in 3D pieces.
I have used Iridescent Violet, blue, green , gold and copper ….
I added Primary elements Mediterranean Blue and sprayed with water + The solution                    ( ColourArte medium for Arte Pigments ) , this allows colour to sink in and highlight the textures…. The sunken colors and dry brushing with black gesso to create shadows gives a wonderful effect ………

some close ups.......

Please do visit the ColourArte blog here.........

Linking to

June challenge at A Vintage Journey called 'Embossing Pastes/Textures'. The host for this one is the wonderful Astrid and here's what she has in store for us;Use any kind of texture paste (home made, crackle, coloured or plain) on your projects. There is an endless variety available, so play, have fun and apply it to your heart's content. Use it through stencils, randomly or in whatever way you want, but remember it should be in one of the vintage; shabby; mixed media; art journalling; industrial or steampunk styles that we favour. Put on your mixed media hat and create some magic!

inspired by #18-Texture, #23 Dimension

Please do leave your comments. I would love to read what you say and I would love to visit your blog too !!


Suchi said...

Superb!!! :)
Suchi xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Suman, what a fabulous work of Art,I love it!!
Kevin xx

yyam said...

Oh wow. LOVE love love the textures here!

S@ndy Diller said...

You really nailed this challenge - your texture is sooo fun and fabulous. Great work and thanks for sharing how you did it. So happy to have you join us at A Vintage Journey.

Tanja said...

love all the texture and the shine - thanks for sharing it at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge - we hope to see you again soon

Juliz Design Post said...

What a super project with amazing textures. Thanks for joining in the challenge at AVJ and good luck.
Julie x

Karen said...

Love this! Amazing texture and shine!! I love using drywall tape - I think it always looks amazing in the background! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Lynne Mizera said...

Cool Box, but even more Cool what you created using it - your creativity knows no boundaries! THANK YOU for joining us over at STAMPlorations for the June Mixed Media Challenge.

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