26 Apr 2015

A Little Niche

Had a lovely weekend last week mainly spent in my shed, I haven't had that much time to just play around with inks and paints for ages!! I decide I would do a little niche to enter into the paper artsy challenge topic 7 which you can pop over and see here

I have lots of the little boxes from the Tim Holtz configuration boxes so thought I would use one of those...they are really dinky so a little bit fiddly but a lot of fun. It started off like this...

I cut a Tim Holtz pediment for the top.I painted it inside and out with black gesso..let that dry and added a layer of crackle glaze. Once the was dry I painted over with elelphant and let the crackle do its thing..I did the same to the pediment and stuck it to the top of the box. I used black texture paste to stencil on the sides....

Now time to fill the box...

I had a little metal cameo frame, added a vintage piccie to it and stuck it to a large white flower. The frame was painted black and just touched with some silver treasure gold. Next I made another frame using some paper clay with one of my modge podge molds..painted that black and finished it with treasure gold too.To this I added a little metal birdcage. Stuck some buttons in front with a little fob watch leaning on it. The little book is also a mold I have and is made from paperclay too, painted and added some book pages. Lastly I painted a wooden heart and stuck it to the pediment.

Thanks for stopping by............


  1. In case the first one did get lost, this is beautiful!! I love the little book, it's fantastic!

  2. Amazing project! Very fun to see, great idea. Love it! xx

  3. Awesome Lin, love the crackle and the embellishments and the tiny book is precious :-)

  4. Looks fabulous, can't believe how much you managed to fit inside - lol xx

  5. Oh that's just lovely, and the crackle and weathering looks fantastic.
    Alison xx


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