Dienstag, 1. September 2015

Gift box Surprise

Welcome everyone,
today a new idea for our beautiful autum theme by Our creative Corner this month.

Our very creative Julia is hosting and she said : 
I love the colours of autumn! Those beautiful and dramatic reds, golds, yellows, browns, greens and all shades in between. Your challenge this month is to take some inspiration from the colours in the image provided and make an autumnal inspired project.
September -  Shades of Autumn
Autumn Leaves Wallpapers

A friend needed a special gift box for a special occasion in Paris. 
He travels with his girlfriend to one of the beautiful bridges in October.
Do you know what the two plan :-) ???
It's a little wooden box in mixed media style and i used a transfer technique in combination with spray inks in brown tones and stencils (fallen chestnut leaves). I think it's masculine and autumnal too.

How I made this

1. use Matte Medium 3 x - on laser copy; on box - let it dry - than once again on laser copy
once turn around  and  with the still wet side on the box, let dry for at least 2 hours
with a damp sponge rub off the backside
(a perfect Tuto to the use of Matte Medium can you see here by Andy Skinner)

2. use white Gesso + stencils for structure, let it dry

3. play with colors - spray mist (black + brown)
and Fluid acrylics (Blue green light +  Cobalt Teal Hue)

4. highlighted with Metallic Lustre Lavish Green

5. use embellishments + old jewelry chain

6. to finish use Soft -Touch Varnish 

:-) Now it's your turn :-)
 Creative Embellishments are offering the random prize winner 
a $25 voucher to spend at their store


Happy crafting!!
LG Kerstin


  1. Wunderwunderschön, liebe Kerstin!!!!!!!! XXX

  2. A beautiful box, Kerstin! I love its shades!

  3. This is such a gorgeous box Kerstin - so many wonderful textures and layers. Jennie x

  4. Hi Kerstin, what a beautiful little box. The textures and colours are lovely. Hugs Jan x

  5. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Kerstin! I love the grunged beauty of this box and the romance behind it is wonderful! Juliaxxx

  6. Oh what a special little box, Kerstin!! I just love it and love how you created it especially for your friend and what is to be a very special occasion! Just Gorgeous!! XOXO-Shari

  7. Kerstin I am always amazed by your creations…this one is not exception! I love your autumn colour palette, textures and stamping…Beautiful take on our challenge! Hugs from Slovenia


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