Showing posts from February, 2016

Altered Cigar Box- Memory Maze DT

Hello again everyone today I am sharing with you all an altered cigar box. Hope you all enjoy the tutorial that goes with this. I was given some wooden cigar boxes from a friend of ours and I thought I would decorate one for his daughter, as a thank you gift.  I started with the cigar box and pulled the paper from the inside and out. Some of it was hard to get off so I left it on there for some added texture.  I then painted the inside and outside of the box with white gesso. You may have to give a couple of coats to cover the paper. I have used a chipboard heart panel for a mask. I have been thinking of different ways to use these. I used some Liquidtex light modelling paste and put the hearts all over the top and sides of the box. This went on really thick so I left to dry overnight. Using some metal pieces from my stash, large flowers, leaves and a butterfly also a cute little fairy. And a couple of swirls around the flowers and leaves.  I glued these onto

Memory Maze DT - February

Hello everyone, hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I know I did a very quiet one for me this year.  Today I have been wanting to decorate the outside of my Mixed Media Art Journal, so here goes. Ready to get your hands dirty, very very dirty. I am using a A4 art journal and I had an old art canvas that I didn't need anymore. So I cut the canvas from it and then laid the journal out flat, cut around the edge leaving about 2 inches around the edges. I used matt medium to glue this together. You will need a good strong  glue to keep this from coming off.  I left this to dry overnight. Open  your journal up and place face down, this makes it easier to work with. I then used my Memory Maze spotty mask and texture paste and covered all over the back and front of the journal. Let this dry then from my stash I used a script mask  and did the same thing. This is giving you texture. Make sure this is dry. I gathered my Memory Maze chipboard pieces, some