Saturday, 8 August 2015

Last of the summer leaves: book box by Zuzu

Well to be more accurate its the "Outside" of the book box. not all of it. I will do the inside later and put it up for my next post. I have not decided how I want the inside to look yet.

So my Rowan tree has got its berries, and I can't help wondering where the summer went. I dont know how it was for you were you live, but in Scotland, we hardly had a single dry day. record breaking rainfall since records began and it broke the record with still 4 weeks to go. sigh.
anyway, I decided to capture the full greenery of summer with a few touches of colour before it got to that point where we were all making lovely autumnal items.
as luck would have it, we actually had a dry day today so I could get photos (Yay).

I did my cover before assembling the box frame for the inside as it was easier to do that way. the face is from a sugar craft mould I got on ebay and I used that light weight paper clay stuff for it. other than the paint and glue, everything else you see is a calico craft part of some sort.

I admit, I do tend to break the parts into little pieces quite a lot and use the bits that fit in best. this also means I often have little left over bits that appear in future projects.
Once i had assembled all the parts the way I wanted, I sprayed over them with DecoArt misters and then did a few touches of colour detail using DecoArt metallic lustres.

Calico Craft Parts used:

Medium book box
Maple leaf twig
mini sugar maple leafe twig
red oak leaf twig
mini butterfly sheet

various left over broken floral bits from previous projects.

5 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, love those greens and the metallic touches . The face nestled in the leaves is a lovely touch. Tracy x

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  2. Simply stunning - what an amazing Green Man creation - inspired to stock up on leaves now!!
    Alison xx

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  3. Amazingly Brilliant!! I just love this Louise!! xo

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  4. Beautiful! Looks like something from a fairy tale.

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