Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Hello everyone!!! This is my latest creation, a handmade wooden book box...








Step by step tutorial:

I took a plain wooden box, and painted it in black...
Ho presso una scattola di legno, e l'ho pitturata di nero...

 Blue and white acrylic paint...
Pittura acrilica azzurro e bianco...

Trees in black...
Alberi in nero...

Trees in dry modeling paste...
Alberi in argilla... 

I have painted the trees, using black acrylic paint, and added some faux green...
Ho pitturato gli alberi, con della pittura acrilica nera, e ho aggiunto un pò di finta erba...

I added this dragon, made out of dry modeling paste...
Ho aggiunto questo dragone, che ho fatto con della argilla...

I coloured the dragon using white gesso; green, violet and gold acrylic paints...
I added some faux earth, beneath the dragon and made drops, with 3D yellow paint...
Ho pitturato il dragone, con del gesso bianco e della pittura acrilica, verde, viola e oro...
Ho aggiunto un pò di terra finta, sotto il dragone e ho fatto delle gocce, con della pittura 3D gialla...

 I used stucco and a plastic tool...
Ho usato dello stucco e un attrezzo in plastica...

 I used Deco Art fluid acrylics and antiquing cream...
Ho usato fluidi acrilici della Deco Art e della crema anticante...


I glued down some pieces, of scrapbooking paper...
Ho incollato dei pezzi, di carta di scrapbooking...

I sandpapered the box's borders...
Ho grattato un pò i bordi della scattola...

I have coloured them...
Gli ho colorati...

The back side...
La parte posteriore...

 I prepared a booklet in this way...
Ho preparato un libretto in questo modo...


 Double sided adhesive tape...
Nastro biadesivo...
 I have glued down, another piece of cardboard, painted it and sealed it...
Ho incollato, un'altro pezzo di cartoncino e, l'ho colorato e sigillato...

I added some Deco Art crackle paint, with a soft brush...
Ho aggiunto della pittura craquelè, con un pennello soffice...

After a few hours...
Dopo un pò di ore...

I have painted it...
L'ho pitturato...
I started colouring the pages...
Ho iniziato a colorare le pagine...

 I have used different stencils...
Ho usato delle maschere diverse...

I made an egg out of, dry air modeling paste and metal pins...
Ho fatto un'uovo con dell'argilla e chiodi di metallo...

I have used Deco Art, antiquing cream in all the metal embellishments...
I have painted the egg, in the same colours, I had painted the dragon...
I prepared two tiny bottles, using glue, paints and mini artstones...
Ho usato della crema anticante, su tutti gli adorni di metallo...
Ho colorato l'uovo, negli stessi colori del dragone...
Ho preparato due bottigliette, con della colla, pittura e pietrine...

I am entering these challenges:
http://minialbummakers.blogspot.it/
http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.it/
http://alteredeclectics.blogspot.it/
http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.it/
http://mixedmediaworld.blogspot.it/2017/11/

Thank you for stopping by and have a great time!
Grazie della visita e buona giornata!





16 comments:

  1. This is just amazing. Wow the amount of details and planning that goes on to it. Truely amazing

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    1. You are so kind Heather!!! I really appreciate it!!!

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  2. Wow...your book box is awesome..you have really transformed it. I love how you painted the moon and the trees..very artistic...
    Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge this month at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment!!!

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  3. Fab project Nora! Love the crackle texture and thank you for the step by step. Thanks for joining us at Creative Artiste this month, Jane (DT) :) x http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. An absolutely fabulous project, I love it, thank you for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.
    xxx Hazel.

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  5. Nora, this box is the most incredible thing! What a work of art! I can hardly believe you sculpted that amazing dragon, how incredible! I'm really taken by the beautiful album inside with the "dragon egg" dangling and little vials. The pages with the deer remind me of a great scene in Harry Potter. You are a true artist my friend and a huge inspiration to me. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Mini Album Makers. Hugs, Autumn

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    1. I am trully overwhelmed, by your lovely comment Autumn!!!
      So thankful for it! Hugs, Nora.

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  6. This goes so far beyond creative or even art...I am not sure what class this is in, but I am well and truly impressed with your project! The dragon egg element is just....so clever. Thanks for sharing your work with us at the Mini Album Makers Challenge!

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    1. You are beyond kindness! Thank you so much!!!

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  7. This is such a gorgeous piece! Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics this month. Sammy-x

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  8. Wow, what a magical creation - so sculptural and tactile. Amazing work! Thanks so much for playing along at Mini Album Makers.
    Alison x

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    1. Thank you so much! Very kind of you!

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