This week for the Try it on Tuesday Challenge we've chosen the theme of altering a shoe box. The challenge this week is sponsored by the Craft Barn so well worth entering I think you'll agree.
I decided to try out a technique we did at Sheena Douglass's workshop back in November. It's creating a crackle aged effect using PVA glue and emulsion paint.
I diluted the PVA glue, 3 parts glue to 1 part water (roughly!) and painted it onto the box, a section at a time then painted on the emulsion keeping the strokes going in one direction. I then heated it with my heat gun and as if by magic the cracks appeared. I scored two lines across the lid of the box and cut down the sides then fastened the the side sections to the box base. There you have it a hinged lid. I decorated the box using a 99p stencil I picked up on my travels and distress inks. I think this box will be home to some of my lace and ribbons. Please note that I said SOME!
Well hope you will pop over to the TioT challenge blog to check out the DT fantastic creation and don't forget when you enter the challenge to include a link to the Craft Barn to be in with a chance of winning their fabulous prize.
Have a good day everyone.
Hugs, Pat xx