Butterfly Squad creative team inspiration: Marit
Hi sweet Butterflies!
It's Marit here to show you some new inspiration. Today I want to show you an altered Tea box.
First of all I took the box apart and untightened the little screws and put those aside. I wanted them to stay clean of paint. I covered the box with a coat of white gesso, I didn't want the wood to interfere with the colors that I wanted to use.
When the gesso was dry I used Cobalt Teal Hue and Cobalt Turquoise Hue on the sides of the little box, the darkest color at the bottom and the lighter one on top. I didn't paint it to neat, I wanted it to look and feel like the sea. On the sides of the lid I even used diluted Fluid Acrylics to make it even lighter. And for the top of the lid I used DecoArt Chalky Finish.
On the top I applied a coat of Crackle medium and let it airdry. After that I made a mixture of Chalky Finish Treasure and some Tinting base. And I applied that on top of the crackle medium. It started crackling soon and I love watching that!
I stamped the arms of the octopus on the lid with black Archival ink. And because I want to use the box and don't want it to be damaged too much, I covered it with Ultra matte varnish to protect it.
Then the fun part starts, decorating the box. I used some leftover cambric, little shells I found at the beach and a stamped butterfly colored with pencils. And I glued it down with Matte medium.
I hope you like my altered box and hope to see you next time.
DecoArt media: White Gesso, Tinting base, Crackle medium, Ultra matte varnish DecoArt Fluid Acrylics: Cobalt Teal Hue, Cobalt Turquoise Hue
DecoArt Chalky Finish: Treasure
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Wooden Tea box
Faber Castell Polychromes
Uniball Signo Broad black pen
Stamps: Illusionary Artists "Perfect Words", "Creepers and Crawlers". Click on the images to shop!