Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Yo-ho ho... and a bottle of rum... By Zuzu

A pirate themed altered box from me today. I am very in-love with Mr Tim's skull stamp and have been playing with it for a few days non stop.
this little wooden chest was altered by using some old looking map papers i had in my stash and inked around the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink.
I then stamped the Skull, label, fish and starfish on to some pale cream paper that i had added some antique linen ink to.


I coloured both the fish in with watercolour pencils then cut out and glued all the stamped images  in to place on the box.
Next I used the distress rock candy crackle paint (clear) over the fish, starfish and skull and left it to do its crackle thing.  once it was dry and crackled, i used a baby wipe to rub some brown paint in to the cracks and cleaned all the excess off.



I used gold gleam polish around some of the edges of the box to add to the aged, distressed look then sealed the whole box with a coat of sealer/varnish.
then i simply glued some metal embellishments into place.


15 comments:

butterfly said...

Wow! Completely amazing project - I love the crackled skull on the top, and the distressing of the whole thing is delicious... brilliant vintage look!
Alison x

Caroline said...

WOW stunning project love it. Caroline xxx

Dominike said...

Your boxes are always gorgeous. A beautiful work !

lisa aka b.creative said...

very cool! great job!

Redanne said...

You have created the most amazing antiqued chest, love the skull with the crackles in it. Fabulous job!

Artyjen said...

Oooh! Fabulous...a real wowser of a box :)
xoxo Sioux

Zuzu's Blog said...

thank you e everyone :)
Z x

Paula Whittaker said...

totally love it Z!

Barbara (Ozzy) said...

as ever a gorgeous box, love the colours and masculine too, so would make great pressie for a man.

Daniele said...

totally amazing piece Louise, the skull is stunning
hugs

whyducks said...

Wonderful work, an inspiring artist!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oooh, love this box, that skull with the crackle is fab and the way you always manage to blend all the different element together is amazing! Fantastic project!!

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

A great and beautiul box Zuzu.
love it.
Greetings Janny

Annie said...

Absolutely fab Louise. I don't have the skull stamp but it looks so fabulous. Brilliant crackle glaze.

Crafty hugs
Annie x

craftytrog said...

Fabulous!!! xxx