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