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« on: November 01, 2013 12:24:22 PM »

Started as a battered wooden bible box from the thrift store.

The sides have a daubed on layer of black screenprinting ink, and then some antique gold rub n'buff. Screenprinting ink takes a few days to dry, but it's just perfec for some things. 


The inside is scrapbook paper,flocked ribbon, and a little more gold rub and buff.

Leaf close up.

Real leaves,foil,rub n' buff, spray paint, three shades of luminere acrylic paint, and glaze. And old gift cards. ^^

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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2013 02:24:32 PM »

This is gorgeous!   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2013 02:27:16 PM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2013 01:17:50 PM »

Beautiful colors and texture.
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2013 03:41:15 PM »

thank you!
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2013 08:27:45 AM »

I love this, so much texture, and just the right amount of colour.  I like how old this looks.
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2013 02:00:29 PM »

I need to go outside and pick up some more leaves. ^_^  Thank you!
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2013 08:02:47 PM »

This is so pretty! What a wonderful technique. The perfect fall craft Smiley.
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2013 08:52:12 PM »

thanks!
glue leaf down,glue cheap tinfoil down, use your fingers to emboss it down well, light burst of black spray paint, gold rub 'n buff, start painting and blending the background-I used indigo, a soft green, and a maroonish purple. maybe a tiny bit more rub n buff,then sealer. I've used a diamond glaze.
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