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Thursday, 15 September 2016

September's Tutorial

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                September's Challenge is HERE
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Welcome to September's tutorial..I am Sandie aka Rhedd, owner of Rhedd's Creative Spirit and I am bringing you this months mid month tutorial...
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                                                     The Tutorial...
A couple of months ago I was given a tissue box by a friend,she said she wouldn't use it as it was too heavy..and she was right, it is made from very thick MDF...


I gave the tissue box two coats of white gesso and one coat of white acrylic paint...and while that was drying I separated a napkin. The one I used was 3 ply, I kept the 2 top layers.
From the top layer of the napkin I will use the images for the top of the box and the second layer, where the images are lighter, I will be use for the sides of the box.


From the top layer of the napkin I tore around the images I wanted to use and set them to on side..I found it easier to tear if my finger tips were slightly damp,
I then did the same thing with the second layer of the napkin,



I  brushed some mod podge on the tops side of the tissue box where I was going to place the images. Then I added the images,smoothing very gently with a dry fan type paint brush and my fingers..please be very careful as the image can easily tear or crinkle at this stage..although in some cases the crinkling can look nice.
I also repeated that with the front and sides using the images from the 2nd layer of the tissue....
I then left the images to dry thoroughly.


When the images are completely dry, drop a little white acrylic paint on your craft mat and with a sponge,just dab around the edges of the image to blend it in a little..again leave to dry thoroughly.




I found a few rubber stamps that I wanted to use to add a post mark and some script to the tissue box...so using green stazon I stamped on the top and around the sides of the box.


I could have given the tissue box 2 coats of mod podge to protect it..but I didn't, I actually used spray and shine because it leaves no brush strokes and providing you thoroughly dry in between coats, the finish is just as good and just as durable.I gave the box 3 coats of spray and shine.



I had some lovely ribbon and lace that I used to decorate the tissue box and I also made a pretty bow for the front..the centre is actually a brad that I had trimmed on the back and glued on to the bow.


That's it..all finished..all that was left for me to do was to add my box of tissues....
Thank you to all that read this to the end..would love to hear your comments...
Sandie..aka Rhedd....x