Thursday, 26 January 2012

Chinese Dragon Box


I have been lucky to be chosen for the design team for
http://calicocrafts.co.uk/blog/2012/01/chinese-dragon-box/
and my first project was to do something depicting the chinese year of the dragon - I used a wooden box paints and one step crackle from Calico Crafts for my project painting with acrylic paint stamping with various chinese stamps and adding the crackle paint for a textured finish - the metallic rub-ons gave the antique finish I was looking for
I decided to paint a piece of thick card to match the top and stamped a dragon into several layers of ultra thick embossing enamel which I manipulated to crack around the edges again finishing with the gold rub-ons and stuck this to the top of the box

3 comments:

Lottie said...

Oooh this is just stunning - I'll have to get some of that crackle - I could never get the crackle paint to work successfully for me - or is it a case of bad worker blaming the tools lol

Pat Beaumont said...

I think it's a case of brushing it on thickly - in one direction and patiently waiting for it to dry

Kath said...

This box is absolutely gorgeous, Pat. I tried to leave a comment the other day for you but Blogger wouldn't let me.