Saturday, 25 June 2016

Oak House Studio meets Candy Box Crafts

I was asked a few weeks ago if I would consider contributing a ‘little something’ TAKE 5. I must admit I’ve never done a blog post at all so this is all new to me.

Lynnda told me this month topic was 3D so just my sort of thing!
I decided I wanted to try something with our ‘Boxx’ as the base for this project.


I set to and cut 5 pieces of 300gsm white card for the outside panels of the Boxx. Each piece was cut 6mm smaller than the panel to allow for a border all the way around which would later be coated with Prima Copper Crackle Paste.

Having laid out the 5 pieces of card in front of me I liberally sprayed all the pieces with PURE  
Oak House Studio Peacock Green Watercolour Ink, followed by a splash here and there of Bottled Sunshine and Waterfall. I let the colours ‘mingle’ for a few moments before running a kitchen roll across the pieces of card to soak up the excess Ink. A flick of water to give some texture was all that was needed for now.

I’m quite random in what I do so armed with some ‘background’ stamps I added some more texture in the form of small flowers and groups of dots using one of the triple ink pads, which complimented the backgrounds perfectly. I then embossed the large Daisy flower in white, trying to match the flower up as it moved across the panels. The centre of the Daisy was embossed in copper using the smaller Daisy stamp and then to finish each panel a little silver frantage here and there.

Before adhering the decorated panels to the Boxx I had already masked the area off where the panels were to go and spread some Prima Copper Crackle Paste over the exposed edges which I think gives a simple yet nice effect.



Hope you like my first ever blog post.

Roy Pakeman

14 comments:

Elaine said...

Fantastic first blog post. Love the copper and peacock green colourway and what a great box!

Redanne said...

A great first post - congratulations! I love your box, the background is so fresh and the daisy looks fantastic!

rachel said...

thats wonderful work Roy - and lovely to see you in blogland too! Hope you are doing okay! Hugs rachel x

Lizzy R said...

Great to see you using stamps, great designs, well done Roy

Sara Y said...

Lovely colours Roy, well done a first blog post. x

Lynnda's Blog said...

THANK YOU for joining in TAKE 5 and what a brilliant project, and such great choice of colour, really fits in with the blog colours.

marion emberson said...

Gorgeous !!!

Angela Dodson said...

Fab project, the white daisy stamping against the peacock green really pops. Great first blog post, hope to see more :)

Doreen Sympson said...

Loving this Roy so bright and plenty of texture too .... very effective. Never would have guessed this is your 1st blog though.

Sylvia Ames said...

Wonderful first blog post, love the box those colours are gorgeous and of course my favourite stamp the double daisy. Hope we see more from you in the future.

Sylv xx

Lynne Vowles said...

Stunning, love what you created x

Anonymous said...

Great blog post and shows off the lovely inks and stamps a treat.

Roy Pakeman said...

Thank you ladies for your kind comments, I really enjoyed playing with these amazing products from Lynnda, the inks are gorgeous so rich and vibrant and the stamps well ... they're just great fun x

Chidkid said...

Perfect..lovely clear instructions and a great finished project.