Today's tutorial over at Splitcoast is so, so cool! Julia Aston is showing us how to make a faux metal figurine, using a paper mache shape. Her elephant circus wagon is adorable!
I did the video tutorial, and my mind ran wild with all the possible variations of products and methods of coloring and distressing... it was a feat of strength to pull all my thoughts and ideas into a video that represented the tutorial well. I hope you'll watch the video too! I had a lot of fun shooting and editing it.
This is the box project that you'll see me working on in the video. I absolutely love (LOVE!) how it turned out. Hard to believe both the bird and the box started off as unfinished wood pieces. The box cost .75 at a consignment store - I love deals like that! To decorate the box, I started by spreading it with Crackle Paste (DecoArt). It was my first time using the product, and I loved the way it spread. I added a few layers of acrylic paint and more crackle paste while it was in various stages of drying.
The bird's wings came from a foil-covered die cut flower that was one of my practice pieces. I just cut it straight in half for the wing shape The nest is made mostly of bits of twine and twill, and some scraps and die cuts from my desk.
I love that coffee twill, don't you? That came from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
I made another project in the video - I'll share that with you tomorrow! Thanks for popping by today!