Altered Art: Jewellery Chest, part2

Hi again,

Right well lets carry on shall we…

Okay, I have added my papers to the chest , so what next? Well sometimes that’s enough… and sometimes you want to add more, then more… then even more lol. I knew from the start that I wanted different layers over my Jewellery chest and I started by adding White Gesso to different areas on the chest. All the sections were hit with the Gesso, but in a light, subtle, quite chalky effect. I didn’t want to cover the papers, just to add definition and interest.

Starting to add a chalky effect with white gesso.

Starting to add a chalky effect with white gesso.

I then added layers of washi tape to the side compartments:

Washi tape with a text pattern to coordinate with the papers.

Washi tape with a text pattern to coordinate with the papers.

As I added each layer, I also added a light chalky wash of gesso, to blur the lines so to speak. I didn’t want each element to jar with another, but to work harmoniously together.

The base layer of the lid top.

The base layer of the lid top.

For the lid I chose a mid Blue paper with a mottled effect. I then alternated light washes of white Gesso and an aqua Distress paint. I tore a section to the top right, curled the torn edges over and added a small piece of decorative paper with a butterfly image, tucked into the tear. I added some deeper texture with a stencil and texture paste:

layers of paper strips, texture paste and spritz inks.

layers of paper strips, texture paste and spritz inks.

I actually made my own texture paste using the following method : Combine 1/2 cup of Talc, 2tbsp white PVA glue and 2tbsp of white gesso. To make a coarser mixture swap the talc for baking powder 🙂

I hope that you are finding these posts helpful and inspiring. I look forward to next time, when I will focus on embellishing my project and  adding the final touches.

Take care and happy crafting!! 🙂

About JenniferRabbit

I am an avid crafter and will try any artistic medium that I can :)
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