Tuesday, 28 February 2012

True North by Paula Tidman


I love altering wooden boxes, as they inexpensive to buy and you can do so much with them. This one was given three coats of cream matt emulsion then a light sanding down before stamping.




I used the Lynne Perrella Collection 001 Stamp Set and stamped the female image in Archival Ink on the box lid. I coloured the image using inktense pencils, then masked and stamped with the newsprint background stamp. I stamped the additional images then buffed on Distress Inks in Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade. I used some wood balsam to seal the box then a touch of gold wax on the edges of the box. I stamped a sentiment from Whimsy Stamps Sentiments Collection - Treasured Moments Tickets Sentiments and added an Idea-ology book plate to finish.


 


Paula

11 comments:

  1. A real stunner Paula. Gorgeous colours and amazing stamping.
    Those stamps are on my wish list!
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  2. Brilliantly decorated, Paula. I like the way you have laid out the stamped elements, as if you will find the real thing inside when you open the box.

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  3. STUNNING!!! Those Lynne P stamps are so amazing and what you do wioth them is incredible!

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  4. Paula, this is another stunner for sure! Love the design and the colors are amazing combined! Love this!

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  5. Wow, that's a fantastic altered box.

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  6. Fantastic box Paula, great stamps, colours and techniques.
    Hope all is well with you.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  7. Fabulous box - the colouring is brilliant.
    Hugs
    Valxx

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  8. Another stunning piece of work Paula and such gorgeous vibrant colours. Have signed up to follow this great new blog so that I don't miss anything in the future, only wish you hadn't got word verification on - find it very difficult to read. Off for a browse of earlier posts now.

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  9. Beautiful, colors are great.

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