I was so happy when Tim's new stamp set, the Sea Life arrived to me lately. And since I am very much into making boxes I put Tim's creatures on the top of my box.
The poplar box (20cm diameter) was painted dark brown with acrylic paint then I added a coat of Decoart Americana Chalky Finish crackle medium. I left it to dry then I put a layer of DecoArt Americana White Wash paint. With this crackle medium you get nice fine crackles and not huge crackles like with the DecoArt Weathered Wood crackle medium.
I stamped the creatures with Ranger Distress Black Soot ink and it was very useful when my stamped image was accidentally blurry, I just wiped off with a wet paper towel.
After stamping I sprinkled Ranger black embossing powder over the images and melted the powder.
I coloured with Ranger Archival inks the top.
I painted with DecoArt Americana Uniform Blue the bottom.
I spritzed brown paint with a brush all over the box and inked with Potting Soil (Ranger Archival) the edges.
In the end I added a coat of varnish.
I hope you like it!
With my box I would like to join the May TIMI challenge of the Craft Stamper Magazine.