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Thursday, 2 July 2015

Two posts in 2 days! It's a miracle

Morning all.. 

Well that's a shocker! A second post from me in as many days! Caused mainly by the fact I am off work with a really sore throat so I have not only had time to finish my tissue box cover I mentioned in yesterdays post, but to blog about it aswell! 

So without further ado.. here it is.. as promised


First I took the MDF wooden cover and covered it in plain white tissue.. the sort you get in a shoe box..nothing fancy! I adhered it with plain PVA glue and left to dry. 

I then chose a very pretty cocktail napkin and separated the layers and stuck all the layers on individually smoothing with the glue brush as I went. 
Once dry, I dry brush painted the whole thing in a white chalk paint to soften the effect. (I aim to place this beside my bed so I wanted a soft romantic feel to it.) 

I then used the small offcuts to add extra dimension by sticking all of them onto a sheet of inexpensive white card and then fussy cutting them from the card.  Once dry I then stuck them on top of the butterflies etc that were on the hardened napkin. I added a ''fence' die cut at the bottom and trimmed it at the top with some of the pretty lace I got in my stash swap from Australia that I mentioned yesterday. 

Finally I layered some cheesecloth on the top of the box and added a cluster of embellishments on two corners.  I chose some roses, a tassel, a girlie handbag, a heart and some pearls and stuck it all on with a hot glue gun. 

So.. a quick post, as promised. I hope you like my overtly feminine, romantic tissue box cover.. and I hope it has inspired you to do something similar.. it really is the easiest technique with minimal skills required.. good luck! 

Elaine
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    1. Thank you...coming from someone as good at mixed media as you, that means a lot.

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  2. Thats so pretty and looks quite complicated to do.

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    1. Thank you.... As long as you don't mind getting sticky fingers it really is quite easy

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  3. Seriously pretty Elaine - love it!

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