Alice: This is impossible
Mad Hatter: Only if you believe it is... sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
step1: cut 2 blocks using Eileen Hull 3-D block XL Die and mat board.
(as you can see below, before gluing it all together I cut more shapes I needed inside the block). To put the box together we need to adhere 2 pieces (one just above the other) onto the third one.
step2: the forth piece we use to make a lid
now let the fun begin!step3: I used tons of different stencils with texture paste, some shapes I cut from mat board and other embellishments to give more texture and character to the whole thing ^.^ before gluing and applying anything though I coated all the box with a matte Mod Podge.
!Here also I can say that using stencils on a 3-D shape might be a bit tricky, probably it is more convenient to add the texture before gluing the box together. For me somehow it is easier to add modeling paste after putting the box together, gives me the better control over the desired result ^.^
step3 : now we can add color and more detail to our project. Before applying anything I added a generous coat of gesso to even a bit the surface and to add more "tooth" for the color to hold onto ^.^ after that I used Gelatos (love the texture and the the way these colors mix). To tone down the vibrant colors I applied a coat of white gelato. To tell you the truth I was having so much fun adding colors, washi tapes and stamping that I totally forgot to make some more photos for you of the whole process.
the dies, that I used to make a table, were Tim's Sewing room and Pediments
that is pretty much it, now let me show you the result of my creative adventure
wow! that was too many photos I guess, the truth is that I had even more and it was so hard to choose, I liked the project so much that I wanted to post them all ^.^
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P.S. I hope you didn't get tired from this huge post ^.^ thank you for stopping by. wish you crafty inspiration