Hi Everyone and Happy Friday
Today over at A Vintage Journey it's the start of a New Challenge and this month Tracy has chosen the theme 'Industrial'. Here's what she has to say
'Use your foil tape or metallic card stocks with your favourite texture fades/ embossing folders to create an Industrial creation all of your own. Whether its a background, bloom or anything, you don't have to limit your paint colour to black- The Industrial Technique looks great with all colours of paint!'
My kind of theme for sure and although I had a few ideas of potential projects I could make I decided to use this ideal opportunity to alter a box using Tim Holtz Industrial Technique. It's something I have been meaning to do since I first began crafting but just never quite got around to. You know how it is - life just kept getting in the way!
So I sought out my set of three nesting boxes that I bought way back when and chose to use the middle size one of the three .
I gave the entire box (exterior and interior) with a coat of gesso and once dry a couple of coats of Back Soot Distress Paint
I gathered the products I needed along with my painted box
and after measuring all the exterior surfaces of the box, excluding the base I cut panels of Silver Mirror Board a few millimetres smaller than the actual measurements of the box and lid. Now it was time to use Tim's Industrial technique. I repeated the technique until I was happy with the result.
A delicate application of Pewter and Silver gilding wax over the surfaces further enhanced the detail .
Now all that was left to do was adhere all the panels in place. Ideally I would have liked all the panels to match up but with this particular embossing folder it was near on impossible, so I had to settle for what Tim is always telling us to do and 'Embrace the Imperfection!' (not something I'm that good at - I've still got the jitters)
Although I know there are many ways I could have embellished my box it seemed a shame to cover up all the detailed embossing so I decided to leave it as is and instead make some compartments for the interior as I had been thinking whilst altering my box that I would use it to store all my 'metal crafty bits' i.e ideology, hex nuts, brads, wire .......
After measuring the width and length of the box interior I cut 5 panels to size from mount board and like with the box gave all sides and edges of the panels a coat of gesso and a coat of Black Soot distress paint before adhering in place to create 6 separate compartments
Here's a few photos of my Industrial Ideology box (sadly, not the best as it proved somewhat tricky photographing mirror board coupled with the poor light at this time of year)
I have already started on a second box so that may make an appearance in the near future. Watch this space.....
If you haven't already, be sure to pop by A Vintage Journey to view more inspiring projects by my fellow Creative Guides. With the February challenge only just starting there's plenty of time to join in the fun - we always look forward to seeing what you create and appreciate all of your entries.
I would like to enter my Industrial box into the following challenges
Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog- 'Enjoy your Embossing'
Thanks, as always, for taking the time to stop by today. It always lovely to see and hear from you.
Its time now for me to go and tidy up my 'trail of destruction' so I'm all set to start again with my next piece of creativity.
Have a lovely weekend everyone.