Thursday, November 7, 2019

"Altered Box : Guest Inspiration by Chaitali Dekhtawala

Hello Everyone!

I am Chaitali, a Mixed Media Artist from Buffalo, NY. I am so excited and thankful to PRIKA for this lovely opportunity to be the Guest Designer for this month and to showcase my creation on their Blog.

So, I am here to share my project for this month's fantastic challenge "Tic Tac Toe". It's such an interesting and fun theme.
From all the various combos, I selected the diagonal "texture, bling n stencil" as an inspiration for my creation; as I love working with textures n stencils and found the bling option very fascinating! And, this is what I came up with. 

I decided to alter a kraft paper box, with the three selected elements from Tic Tac Toe with my main focal point being a girl looking up in the sky; inspired by the quote "Dare to dream the Impossible". I decorated the girl with accessories to add my bling effect. 

List of Supplies used:
  • Finnabair heavy white gesso 
  • Finnabair heavy black gesso 
  • Golden Soft Gel Matte
  • Finnabair Texture Paste Graphite
  • Finnabair Art Ingredients Mini Art Stones
  • Finnabair Opal Magic Teal-Blue
  • Finnabair Art Alchemy Wax Mint Sparkle Finnabair Art Alchemy Wax Vintage Gold
  • Tim Holtz's stencil Flourish

Below are the steps of making:
Firstly, I covered the entire box with Finnabair heavy white gesso to prep it up.

Then, pasted crumpled tissue on edges of two sides of the box lid using Golden Soft Gel Matte, further applied Finnabair Texture Paste Graphite inward around the tissue edge, and also used Finnabair Art Ingredients Mini Art Stones and some lace to create various textures on the box top. As shown in the pic below. 

Later, covered the top of the box with Finnabair heavy black gesso and allowed it to dry. 

Then, printed a girl image, fussy cut and coloured it further and added small round crystals and flower crystals to decorate her hair and dress for the "Bling" effect.

Later, pasted the fussy cut girl image onto the box with foam stickers to get a little raised effect. Used Finnabair Opal Magic "Teal-Blue", Art Alchemy Waxes "Mint Sparkle" and "Vintage Gold" to colour the textures. Also, added stencil effect with Tim Holtz's stencil "Flourish" and Finnabair Art Alchemy Wax "Vintage Gold" randomly on the edge of top of the box lid and around it as shown it the pic below.

Further, added floral chipboard from Creative Embellishments, crystal flowers buttons, paper flowers, butterflies, stars and thread to enhance the beauty of the scene created. Added the quote and few white splatters to finish the top lid of the box. 

Then, used sheets from Prima Marketing's Paper Pad "Georgia Blues" to cut strips, distressed their edges and pasted on the sides of the box lid using Tacky glue. Once again used Tim Holtz's stencil "Flourish" and Finnabair Art Alchemy Wax "Vintage Gold" randomly for the "Stencil" effect on the sides of the box lid as shown in the pics below.

Sharing below few more close up pics of my project. 

Thanks.... hope you all like my project and are inspired to play along and win fabulous prizes with an opportunity to be the next Guest Designer!

Happy Crafting...Stay Blessed!

Love Chaitali 

Happy Crafting!!

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