Saturday, May 2, 2020

"Time and Tide Waits for None" Altered Wooden Box Guest Inspiration by Parvathi Tripathi

Hello Friends, 
This is Parvathi here from Paro's Kraftology, happy to be the Guest Designer for Prika Blog for April Month. 

This month theme is ‘Anything Goes’ which is a dream come true for any crafter who likes to experiment and make what comes in a flow to them. 
I love to create something different and new every time I sit down to do my crating.  I love working with metallic waxes and wanted to try something that’s close enough to a steam punk mixed media project using them. So, I decided to alter a wooden box that was lying around from my stash.

Below is the list of supplies 
  • Wooden Box
  • Metallic waxes
  • Black Gesso
  • Metal, Resin and wooden embellishments
  • A quilled flower, some old earrings, some Chinese coins from a broken wish tree (that I have been hoarding for ages J) and some gold leaves
  • Metallic paints
  • Chalk paint
  • Cheese cloth

Step 1: Cleaned the surface of the wooden box that will be
used as the base for my project

Step2: Gathered the embellishments that I wanted to use
for my project.

Step 3: I started by priming the surface of the wooden box and embellishments that I wanted to alter using black gesso. (I dint gesso the metal embellishments as I wanted to retain its natural look). Also, the quilled flower was roughly  primed as I wanted to retain some of its natural blue to complement the other elements that I had in my mind.

Step 4: Next I roughly coated the major area with a light brown chalk paint and then dabbed copper metallic paint over it to give a mixed background.

Step 5: I used some old metal earrings I had as wings for my main element clockJ (Talk about shortage of supplies, thanks to the lockdown!). The wings here were added to symbolise flying time that inspired the title of my project “Time and tide waits for none. 

Step 6: I started layering up my embellishments the way I wanted it to be.

Step 7: Once I was happy with the layout and assembly, I started coating the embellishments very roughly with waxes to highlight the points I wanted to.

 Step 8: I dint want the base copper shade to stand out too much so I dabbed and washed it off using some black gesso and left some bits just enough to highlight the round wooden clock embellishment. Added the sentiment using a metal name tag.

 Step 9: Finished off by distressing the outer edges of the box using copper blaze metallic wax
The final Project is ready:

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you like my project.
Stay home, Stay safe and happy crafting 
-Parvathi Tripathi (Paro's Kraftology)