zaterdag 1 juni 2013

shadow box and card

Hi all!

 A shadow box and a card today.
I also have a tutorial to create a great texture for the doors and panels on the shadow box.

Let me start with the shadow box. 
Just love this Imaginarium chipboard piece!
It was so easy to put together and so much fun to embellish it!
Wanted to give this precious photo of my grandparents a special place.

Here are some details:

Found this cool bracelet at a local flea market.

This is the end result of the textured door.
Let me show you how I created this.
Super easy and so much fun!

This is what you need:
A small bowl
tooth pick

Let start to create!
Mix the sand with the gesso until you have a nice and firm substance.

Apply the mix with a brush on the door panels.

To give it an extra fun texture I used a tooth pic and made some circles in the paste. 

Did the same with the inside background panel.

How much fun is this?!
After drying it's ready to be misted,painted and inked.

For the doors I mixed some kitchen salt with the gesso.
This will give the doors a much smoother effect than the panels.

This also gives a great effect and after drying it's ready to be colored.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Hope you are still awake after this long post! LOL!
But wait, there is more:

A card with the same background technique as the doors (gesso and salt).

Imaginarium products used:

Jane's Shadow Box IDS0024

Embellishment 4 IDS0013

Other products used:
Prima papers, the Almanac collection
Prima flowers
Prima chandelier
Tattered Angels mists
 Handmade crocheted flowers

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

19 opmerkingen:

  1. Wow wow wow !! love how many details you put into your projects! Thanks for the great tutorial, never tought about mixing gesso with sand and salt.

  2. As I said you are a true inspiration!! Stunning projects & great tutorial... All I have to do now is find some sand, lol! Thank you Ingrid! Caroline (cardgirl at :)))

  3. Fabulous projects and thanks for sharing your tutorial!

  4. Hi Ingrid, I just discovered your blog through the Imaginarium Design Blog! Wow wow wow, you're so talented! Love the shadow box. Great textures. I'm always experimenting with textures too. Can you tell me where I can find the Imaginarium products in a Dutch or Belgian webshop? Hugs, Els.

    1. Hoi Els!
      Ik weet eigenlijk geen Nederlandse of Belgische webshop die de chipboard verkopen.
      Moet dit toch maar eens doorgeven aan Imaginarium. Krijg wel vaker de vraag of het hier ook te bestellen is. Denk dat je toch in een buitenlandse webshop moet zoeken.
      Was net op je blog en wauw...jij maakt ook geweldige creaties zeg!
      Zooo mooi al je altered projects!!

    2. Ik had het al gevreesd. Maar ik ga eens kijken wat de verzendkosten zijn. Misschien vallen die wel mee.
      In ieder geval bedankt! Leuk dat je mijn projecten mooi vindt. Ben nog maar pas van vorig jaar bezig, dus ik moet nog heel veel leren. Groetjes, Els.

  5. wow...such gorgeous creations and awesome the texture!

  6. Wauw, dat ziet er weer super-geweldig-onwijs mooi uit! :)

  7. Oh wow - you are incredible!! THese are just SO amazing, love every little detail!!!

  8. Great minds think alike Ingrid!!! I have done this with both sand...and then (because the sand from my kids sand box was getting gross), I tried using salt too. It's perfect for brick backgrounds which is what I used it for. These projects are stunning. I I've that shadow box and the card is gorgeous. Great tutorial! You really are brilliant and so creative!

  9. Hallo Ingrid
    Het is weer heel gaaf geworden en bedankt voor je tutorial!
    Groeten van Gerie

  10. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! Wonderful details.

  11. Great techniques, as always. I love how your creative mind works with OTP projects, as well as with the cards.

  12. OMG Ingrid this is fantastic!! thank you for sharing that tutorial!! its amazing and what a great idea with the toothpick!! wow I'm in awe!!

  13. Amazing project and spectacular tutorial!