Hi everyone and welcome. Back in February I got the chance to catch up with the boys from Candy Box Crafts and drooled over the MDF designs they are creating. Knowing the quality of these products (I've got their ink storage units decorated and in use at home!) I was thrilled when asked to alter a couple of their new items for the latest Hochanda shows tomorrow (18th May).
First up a brand new Wishing Well money box, and I went all out on the faux woodgrain and distressing for this;
I used IndigoBlu Acrylic Paints (Frosty Sky, Hot Cocoa and Grandma's Teacup) over the Tim Holtz Woodgrain Layering Stencil and dribbled a little Mushroom Alcohol Ink over the top to get the aged look. The flowers were coloured with Wimberry Pie Acrylic Paint and the leaves cut from patterned paper in my stash. Here are some close ups so you can see all the details;
Now for the Victorian Caddy with matching jars (you'll need to see the Candy Box Crafts website link for an idea of what the basic kit looks like as I've gone to town again on the faux finishes for this one!!!)
Once again I turned to my IndigoBlu Acrylic Paints for the faux distressed mahogany caddy and faux stone jars. Let's start with the jars; by dabbing White Gesso all over each one a base was created onto which I could dab a mix of Pantry White Paint and a tiny hint of Hot Cocoa Paint over the top. More Mushroom Alcohol Ink dribbled down the sides, a twine tie and kraft tag finished the look. Then for the caddy; I began by adding some Prima IOD Home Decor moulds to the sides using their Paper Clay, then gave it a coat of white gesso before dry brushing on layers of paint (Banana Custard, Raven Black, Pheasant Bronze, Hot Cocoa). Finally to tone it down I dry brushed the whole caddy with more gesso.
Make sure you tune in to Hochanda to see Roy sharing these and many more fabulous samples from the Guest Designers who've been given the chance to 'play' too - the shows are on at 11am and 5pm tomorrow (18th May). And looking at the schedules for the next couple of days it's wonderful to see my own IndigoBlu shows are being repeated for anyone who missed out when they were originally aired.
I'll be back very soon with something new. Until then take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx