Thursday, 28 July 2016

Timepiece Box

Morning, Here is another project I am really excited about, so I am sharing it with you today. I adore making boxes and mixed with a time theme, blues and Crackle, I came up with this. I thought straight away about clocks and time with this stunning die from Leonie's new collection. The shows will still be on Catch Up on Hochanda's website via the TV schedule, if you missed them or want some more inspiration.


I started by cutting black card to 7 x 9'' to give a finished box size of 5 x 7'' on this is scored at 1 inch, one on the lid side of the big score and the other two at 1 inch on the base side. One one of the bases I cut all sides 1 cm from the score line, this will be put into the lid and glued to hide all of the workings.

From the lid I cut the 'In a Spin' die and set aside the die cut for later.

I then took pages from an old dictionary and ripped them into strips and odd shapes, I secured these to my lid using Glue, Seal and Glaze from Cosmic Shimmer.


When dry I replaced the die to cut again, to ensure a nice crisp edge in my aperture.

I took a clock/cog stencil (this is from Clarity), I used the clock portion of the stencil and applied Texture Sand Paste from Deco Art. Once dry I gave a coat of Sleeping Beauty Acrylic pain from Indigo Blu. I had watered this down slightly with water as I wanted the words to show through here and there.

I mixed three separate colours with Kroma Crackle, I used Park Lane, Townhouse Teal and Grandma's Teacup from Indigo Blu and built up the colour and texture. The I set this aside for the crackle to do it's magic.


Next I took some Tim Holtz letters and the 'In a Spin' die cut from earlier and added some Pebeo Silver Gilding Wax.

Next I added some of the gilding wax to highlight the crackle even more and to give added depth to the design. It also ties the letters and die cut together. I secured watch faces, workings and watch inners to the back of the die cut and arranged the letter and numbers, securing them with 3D glue gel.


Here is the finished piece. I am very pleased with the result and would have love to have kept it for myself. The text still shows through in places where the cracks have appeared so it has turned out as I wished.


I hope you like the finished piece and that you have enjoyed the step by step for this project. Thank you so much for visiting today and for taking the time to leave your comments.


4 comments:

  1. This box is beautiful. Love the colours,the texture,well everything about it. Such a shame you couldn't keep it,but maybe that is a good excuse to make another just for you!
    Thank you for sharing. Nicola x

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  2. A fantastic box Nick I love the cut away section, the colour is beautiful. A super step by step and as I have lost my Crafters Companion box board the measurements are very useful.
    Hugs Janet xxx

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  3. A fantastic box Nick I love the cut away section, the colour is beautiful. A super step by step and as I have lost my Crafters Companion box board the measurements are very useful.
    Hugs Janet xxx

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