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Friday, April 20, 2018

Altered Book box - Finnabair products

Hi there,  I want to share the second book box I made as a special gift for a very special friend.  This is a look at the final product:

A thing of beauty.

 This is what I started with.

 I covered the book in black gesso and then applied white crackle texture paste to it.  I then built my arrangement.
 I then covered everything with black gesso and let it dry.

 When the gesso was dry I added some Antique Brilliance wax in Mystic Turquoise.  I decided that it was too blue (who would have thought).

 I added some Antique Brilliance in Red Amber and Metallique Wax in Bronze Age to tone down the blue.
 Here it is after I highlighted some of the embellishments in Rich Copper, Aged Brass and Vintage Gold.
 I added some White Gold Metallique wax to the art pebbles.

 I then applied some rust paste and patina paste to the Art Stones and Mini Art Stones to create an aged effect.

 I am really very happy with my project.

 The mechanical heart was the final element I added and I added little flecks of the patina and rust paste to tie it in with the rest of the composition.

...and so we learn that anything ugly and old can be redeemed with a coat of gesso and some embellishments.

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