Monday, 29 December 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Open


The theme this week is "What You Loved Doing in 2008" well as someone still very new to working in mixed media, what I loved doing was experimenting, learning and doing new things and so I am entering this little jewellery box made for the girlfriend of one of my nephews. It is my first altered wooden box and started life as a plain wood box, I painted it pink - she is a very pink girl - then added tissue paper stamped also in pink to the sides, the top is stamped with melted pearl utee and pearls and my first experiment with some fusible film in the top left corner. The whole was then covered in Stewart Gill Galactica paint for sparkle. The inside of the lid is painted and stamped and the inner lined with velvet. It is her Christmas present but she has not seen t yet so hope she likes it.

15 comments:

Heather Robinson said...

Oh how absolutely gorgeous...so feminine and lovely. She'll be delighted, no doubt. Happy new year to you!! Thank you for all of the lovely comments you leave on my blog. They mean so much to me.

Faye said...

What a gorgeous jewelry box, Moira. I'm sure the recipient will love it, especially since she is a "pink" girl. Just beautiful.

Hermine said...

Beautiful box!

Beth said...

I am certain she will love it. This is such a lovely piece. Thank you for sharing with us all.

lisa said...

oooh, I love your painted box too! I've never played with utee before. Nice work! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Kris Dickinson said...

This is a gorgeous piece! Have a very Happy New Year!

Rosie said...

Moira, that's such a gloriously girly box that I'm sure she'll fall in love with it! Thanks for your lovely comment and a Happy New Year to you. xxx

Kimmie said...

Beautiful! I'm sure she will love it! I especially love the fusible film on the lid - it looks like lace - wonderful job!

Anni's Art said...

Wow - your box is amazing I love it.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Fantastic and amazing to begin with something plain and transform it into this beautiful gift! Your experimenting is paying off!
Happy Healthy New Year to you and yours Moira!
I look forward to more fun and sharing in 2009!

mixedmediamonday said...

What a wonderful box! Happy New Year! Diane

Alberta and Ava said...

This box is amazingly beautiful, Moira! So romantic and lush. It looks like it's been covered in a gorgeous magenta quilted fabric. Your nephew's girlfriend is one lucky gal! Happy New year, dear friend.

Love,
Alberta

Zuzu's Blog said...

this is gorgeous.. really well done. i am sure she will love it!!

Sandy said...

Experimenting and learning is a wonderful part of making art.

I wish you many happy moments in 2009!

Paula said...

totally stunning...love it and Im sure the recipient will too!