Monday, April 29, 2013

Busy in the background.

I am not ignoring you blog, honest, just busy beavering away in the background.  I have a demonstration coming up at Papercraft's Boutique this Saturday and another couple of projects on the go just now.

Recently I was asked if I would consider making up Memory boxes with a lovely lady and her two young children.  Unfortunately she is not keeping the best of health and that is all I am saying on the matter. 
Three wooden boxes have been supplied by a well known charity with a request to decorate them so that they'll stand the test of time.  The art of decoupage sprung to mind as the finished projects can be varnished and should stand up to lots of knocks and bangs.  It is also a great technique for doing with small children. 
With that in mind I arranged to meet the family yesterday and set to task decorating.  These are the boxes.....


They are a super size and remind me more of treasure chests. 
 
Before going to craft I painted a quick coat of white acrylic paint on all three boxes as some of the decoupage papers had white backgrounds.  Here....
 

What fun we had decorating them.  I wanted to find papers that would stand the test of time but would also appeal to small children.  I've just got to leave them to dry and add a couple of finishing touches before varnishing them....back soon with the finished boxes.

A super morning crafting was had by all although the youngest had much more fun playing with my bubble wrap, LOL.  Small children don't need toys do they?  Big boxes and a roll of bubble wrap will get you at least a couple of hour play.  Pity it doesn't last!

Have a super crafty week and I look forwards to seeing some of you in Elgin on Saturday, it's been a while!

5 comments:

Shazza said...

look forward to seeing the finished article x

Juls said...

Hi, it was great bumping into you the other day, look forward to seeing these all done! Hugs Juls xxx

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Erika, boy you have been busy, eagerly awaiting the finished chests bet they will fab.

Wilma x x x

cuilliesocks said...

Looking forward to seeing the end results, Kate x

Kathryn Anderson said...

Looking forward to seeing what you do with these Erika. Pity I'm so far away from Elgin. It's usually a whole day out when my friend and I go to Papercrafts. Since I have to work on Saturday I think you'd be finished by the time we got there!

Kat xx