So proud to have been asked to contribute over at A Vintage Journey, it's my first time as a Guest there, and I couldn't be happier! The theme this month is 'Going Round in Circles', and I went 'small' for this one!
The matchbox was treated inside, and on the top, with DecoArt Media Crackle paste. Once dry I painted in Media fluid acrylics in Prussian blue hue, and Quinacridone gold, using a wash of each colour, and letting one dry in area's before adding the other. This gave a distressed old look.
I stamped the postmark and stain stamps in raw umber paint. And dripped more quinacridone gold down the sides of the box.
The crackle and antiquing process was repeated onto a simple piece of card, to use in the circular necklace.
I cut the card to fit my circle bezel, glued and sealed with matte medium. I stamped the Toxic word in raw umber onto a piece of card, and aged with quin gold. Some cogs were added and glued in place, and then resin was added to dome in the bezel.
Inside of the matchbox and underneath were also aged, and the necklace fits perfectly to give as a gift.
I so enjoyed making this and following the theme, don't forget to check out the rest of the projects over on A Vintage Journey's blog.
Media Crackle Paint
Media Fluid Acrylics - prussian blue hue, quinacridone gold, raw umber.
Stampendous/Andy Skinner Stamps - Toxic, Shabby
IndigoBlu - Diamond Resin
Matchbox, bezel, chain & cogs from stash.