Sunday, 11 April 2021

What no Masterboard! It's an MDF project today.

 Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Crafty stuff has taken up some of my time but the project is complete and I'm here to show you what I've been up to. 
I warn you in advance that this is a photo heavy post but I think you will like it.

A new MDF piece from Hobbilicious. Definitely made me smile! They do these in several different shapes.

And the first stage is to put it all together.

The instructions were useful but it's actually quite easy.

This is a clock shaped shadow box.

Everything you need to put this together including the glue comes with the set. At this stage I've lined the outside.

And then lined the inside too.
To curve the card ready to put it in place I wrapped it around a roll of tape and attached elastic bands to keep it in position. Doing this stops the card from cracking when you push it in place.

I think this looks quite neat.

Never let it be said that I waste anything, this was the tissue paper that was in the box. 
I screwed it up nice and tight, spread glue on the surface of the MDF and then applied the paper roughing it up to maintain the texture. This could just as easily be white tissue paper as I will be painting it later.

And this is where we are at the moment. Don't worry if it looks messy that's part of the fun.

Next I attached the numbers for the front.

I have had this furnishing braid for years just waiting for the right project and I think it works well. 
I attached it using Heavy Body Gel medium.

And this is how it looks at the moment...messy I know but don't worry it gets better.

That is after I've made a bit more mess Lol!

A little Distress collage medium and a good spoon full of Finnabair Art Stones then apply them around the braid and leave to dry.

Sorry I meant a little more texture!

Moulding next. 
I know there seems to be a lot of moulds here but I wasn't completely sure which ones I would use so completed a few extra but I'm sure any spares will come in useful for another project.
Most of these are by Prima, the pink and green dragon moulds are by Prosvet, available at Hobbilicious.

And when they were completed it was ready for the construction.

At this stage I added some black Gesso.

A few more additions, some stencilling and then I started adding the colours and wax. 
Rubbing the wax over the stencilled parts and the tissue paper highlights the texture then added the dragon wings.

This dragon is one of my favourite moulds, the detail is brilliant, another one by Prosvet.

Now it's all coming together.

I've added some sparkle medium through a star stencil on the right side of the box while the left side has the brick work. My aim was to try and get the effect of a building on one side and the night sky on the other.

Here is the dragon attached to the back climbing up this vintage style Plaque. 

And so to the finishing touches.

The front piece is loose and can be removed.
You may well recognise the dragon on the right as it is one I made some time ago and I thought he would enjoy being part of the photograph.
I've also added some tiny metal stars by Finnabair and a chain and key.

The base of this frame was covered with the black tissue as before and rubbed over with blue and green metalic paints, gold wax and stencilled stars. I've added another gorgeous moulded dragon painted with  metalic paints and rubbed over with a metalic wax.
The frames come as a pack of five so still have some left to play with.

Side view which also shows the dragon's heads.

I got these Dragon Head door pulls from Hobbilicious intending to use them on the lid of a box but couldn't resist adding them here and I think they work well.

And the inside has another clock piece by Calico Craft Parts and a moon from one of the Finnabair moulds available at Hobbilicious. 
If you look closely you can also see a smaller moon and star in the center of the wings also by Finnabair.

The sentiment tag at the bottom is also by Finnabair but not sure where I got the little metal bat from as I found it in my craft stash.

For now the box is holding some of my semi precious stones which I like to collect.

So here is the finished project from the front.

And this is how it looks from the back. 
You can probably pick out another of the little bats and a tiny pearl at the top of the plaque.

And with the lid off.

Not much further to go, nearly finished.

So that's it all done and well done to you too if you managed to get to the end.

Have a great week and hope to see you all again soon.
Angela x

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:


Sue said...

Wow, wow, and thrice wow! This is amazing Angela. The box on its own would have been fabulous, but when you add in your dragons it takes it to a whole new level. (I normally hate this phrase but it really applies here lol). The colours, and the textures, and the waxes, and those dragons - I'm going to start wowing again! Have a very happy, crafty week, Sue xx

Crafty Claire said...

What an absolutely fabulous project. I had to scroll through the pictures several times to look at it really closely. I love the subtle colours, perfect for the aged metallic look. It has 'patina' in bucket loads.

Mac Mable said...

My word Angela this is the most amazing and creative project. You look like you had fun and enjoyed the process. I sure enjoyed reading about it.
So textural and so very creative and imaginative. I can't think of any other word than 'WOW'.
I so enjoyed scrolling through, several times to take it all in x.
You are so inspirational and one very creative lady.....Which I am sure I have mentioned before x. Thanks for sharing x.

Chana Malkah said...

Wow! You did an amazing job, Angela! Love every single element. Beautiful work!

Helen said...

oh, wow it looks fabulous! a lot of work, but worth it. the details are fabulous and I love the dragons climbing over it!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous piece! Such lovely detail. I'm looking in to Hobbilicious. You enabler! Hugs!

anncreatief said...

Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
DT Anneke

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Claudia N. said...

...and I enjoyed each picture of this amazing post, Angela! Thank you!
Labour of Love - that's what comes to my mind when admiring your incredibly beautiful project. Thank you for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

Claudia xxx

Shoshi said...

Oh my goodness, Angela, what an amazing project. It is superb - all that delicious texture. I love the colour scheme as well and just wish photos would pick up sparkle and shimmer because I'm sure in the flesh all the metallic paint really shines. "Messy is part of the fun" - love it!!

Shoshi x

Win Dinn, Artist said...

Since I'm reading these posts in the 'wrong' order I was delighted to find such a photo-heavy post of the process. This is really amazing, and I salute you, my friend. The lusciousness of jaw-dropping!

Licho_Nie_Spi said...

Absolutely fantastic, fabulous project! Thank you for playing along with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

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