Hello and welcome back ! It's Sue here and today I'm sharing an Autumnal match box. This was a sheer fluke in terms of where the idea came from, I had just finished a box of matches and was about to throw the box away when ......
I had an idea and grabbed the Gesso ! The sun also came out at this point so apologies for the shadows !
I also grabbed my Amsterdam acrylics, which seem to be my go to at the moment. The Gesso creates some wonderful texture and the paint, applied with a baby wipe, really highlights it.
A real change about too are the stamps I've used, the above is a Tim Holtz stamp that I've only used once but I do love the script. I've used Amsterdam acrylic to stamp on to the box.
Some bits of washi tape are added then some stencilling, using cut 'n' dry foam as the box isn't strong enough to stand me pounding on it with a stencil brush !
More stencilling and stamping, with Tim Holtz stamps and a Wendy Vecchi stamp, all done with Amsterdam acrylics. A little bit of smudging with Gesso then stamping the script stamp again and embossing with white EP.
The handle is made from jute that I've plaited and the leaf is made from Grunge Paper ( I still love the smell !)
I even dug out my Distress Inks to shade the leaf and rubbed some Archival Ink around the edges to colour the cut edge.
The text is stamped onto Smoothy card and the stamp is from a Lin Brown set.
One final shot to show how everything goes all the way around the box.
I hope you've enjoyed today's Inspirational Post and remember you still have time to join us for the Spooky fun with an Autumnal Twist challenge.