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Friday, June 01, 2012


Following on my Andy Skinner's Book of Secrets workshop, when I made THIS, I've altered another box. I had a few problems with this one, the paint just wouldn't do what I wanted it too, lol. Bad workman - blaming tools springs to mind, ha ha.

I used Decoart Traditions and Americana acrylic paints in Red Iron Oxide, Deep Burgundy and Glorious Gold. Gesso and Texture medium gave me the textures. The stuff on the lid are some Tando Creative compasses and cogs I had left over from my last box and Tim Holtz cogs from his Ideaology range. The red text tape is 7 gypsies gaffer tape and the paper inside was a piece buried in my stash (both of which I've had for a couple of years) which I inked with Ranger Distress Ink 'Aged Mahogany' and the stamps used are Andy Skinner's 'Steampunk Accessories' and 'Tempting Textures'.

Entering into:
JACKSONS DIGITAL EXPRESSIONS #6 - Anything goes with some Tim Holtz. WINNER
BUNNY ZOES #24 - Anything goes.
QUOTH THE RAVEN #9 - Red death. (not sure it fits the challenge, but it IS red?)

JUST KEEP ON CREATING #2 - Anything goes.
SCRAPALICIOUS - Alter something.
EVERYBODY ART #195 - No cards.
TOP TIP TUESDAY - Use something old (papers and gaffer tape).


I Don't Do Straight said...

LOL I'm not sure it fits the challenge either Lorraine, but it is red and it is a beautiful box. Thanks for sharing with us at Quoth the Raven :)

Joyce Owens said...

Wow, the box is beautiful. Thank you for playing along with us at JDE.

Chana said...

Hi, Lorraine! I am so glad that you are sharing another fantastic box with us! This is just fabulous and you have done a wonderful job! I hope we will see your work regularly in our weekly challenges, and I am definitely going to be looking for you on June 19th when our Altered Art/Objects Team is hosting the challenge! I enjoyed going through your gallery, you have done some amazing work! Thanks for playing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!
Big Hugz,
Chana, DT Coordinator

Sheila H said...

Your box is a beautiful piece of art, full of color, amazing ttextures and embellishments. Chana is right, please continue to share with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

coops said...

wow this is fantastic lorraine.so many stunning details ;D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

A stunning box, brilliant work!
Helen x

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow what a fantastic box!!! I'm totally amazed by project of this kind.

Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky

Berni Cuttino said...

OMG! This is so beautiful, love the image. Thanks for joining in on the fun at JDE, DT Leader

Annette said...

This box is just amazing, I love it. all that texture is just beautiful.

Netty's Cards
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge DT

Bettina L. said...

Beautiful box and I love how you've altered it. Gorgeous colours and inks. Thanks for playing at
Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Spyder said...

This is fabulous, love it!

Shelley said...

I love Steampunk! This is perfect for our challenge! Thank you for joining us in the Scrapalicious USA Altered Art Challenge!~Shelley

xxxtglxxx said...

Another outstanding and brilliant creation Lorraine! :)

I adore this kind of stuff, and this looks amazing! Those cogs are just fabulous! Love the rich colour and whole style of this :)



blackdragon said...

Lorraine.... it doesnt fit the challenge at QUOTH THE RAVEN...BUT who cares, this box is absolutely gorgeous and i'm so glad you shared it with us. BDx

suzARTe said...

such a cool steam punk box, I love all the embellishments. I am really getting into steam punk, such a great look.

Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge by 01/09 :)

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