Monday, April 27, 2015

BGC#67 - Egg carton tutorial

Hello friends !
This month this about to end already !!!
How time is flying by ...  Btw we are loving all the entries so far !
Gorgeous work everyone !
Hope you are enjoying all the DT inspirations as well . 

As promised i am pleased to share my mixed media egg carton tute with you. 

Here is how to start 
  •  Start off by taking an egg carton it could be a 6 egg , 12 egg or a 15 egg one like i am using here.
  •  Tear off the labels , as much as you can .
  •  Use a 12x12 design paper for the next step. 
  • I am using this one that i have been hording for years ! Bought this from itsy bitsy and i thought it will be perfect for a spring project.
  •  Trim / cut the design paper according to the size of the lid.
  • Line up the design paper at the front and keep in place with a paper clip
  •  Now open the box and mark the holes with a pencil from inside as shown above.
  •  Cut out an X shape in tiny pencil marks we created and stick them inwards to have clean holes. 
  • Now stick the rest of the sheet with adhesive.
  • Make sure its aligned properly.
  •  Now add some gesso to the top. 
  • I am mostly covering the reds and blues in the pattern paper to bring out the green.
  •  Next take a big die cut piece and ink it in your color of choice. 
  • I have used spellbinders fleur de elegance die for the cut and used shabby shutters distress ink pad to ink the die cut. 
  • Over which spary some gold mist. 
  • I did spary some extra splash of water on top to make the ink react with it. Let this dry
  •  Now add some washi tape at places you think best.
  •  Time for some random stamping ! 
  • Once the stamping is dry spray some mist . 
  • Since i have used and acrylic gesso my mist spray is not totally seeping into the paper (Which is what i was going for)
  •  Because now i can just tilt my box to create the drop effect ! 
  • At this stage you can add more colors of mists or let this one dry .
  • You can use a heat tool to dry the whole thing faster.
  • Now time to layer things up ! 
  • Next up comes another layer of die cut over which i will place my sentiment. 
  • Use dimentional foam dots to lift things off the base . 
  •  Now you can finally layer all your embellishments as you please! 
 So hope that you liked my tips this month. 
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