Monday, March 17, 2014

Celtic Knot Box

Top o' the mornin' to ya! Ok. I'm not Irish, and I'm not going to even try to fake it. But, I did make something inspired by Ireland. I made a box using a beautiful Celtic knot from Dreamweaver Stencils. It's called Celtic Hexagon.

The box took several hours to make, mostly due to drying time. First, I painted the box Rainforest Green. I embossed the Celtic knot with Black Embossing Paste, and once that dried, I went over the image again with with Crackle Embossing Paste. While it was still wet, I sprinkled on 3 colors of Metallic F/X powders. I used Ivy Garden, Amber Glow and Gold Dust. I let that dry, and brushed off the excess.

I used a metallic copper rub on paint to bring out a bit of the wood grain, and painted a white border on the top of the box. I added a bit of metallic rub in green and copper to that white band, so that it would mimic the Celtic Knot.

The box was fun to make! I love decorating boxes. My kids went on a scavenger hunt this morning, because the Leprechauns left them lots of golden coins and stickers throughout the house. They put their findings in this box. It's fun to use stencils for so much more than just paper crafts! This month, the Dreamweaver Challenge is "March Madness." That could mean a lot of things, but 1 is that you try something you haven't done before. Well, I hadn't used my Crackle Embossing that's new to me! So, I will be adding this box to their challenge. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day! 


Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This is beautiful Alison! This took some time to do, didn't it? Lovely use of the crackle paste.

Lea said...

Alison, this is so cool! I love your box! I'm glad you played along with the challenge! Very cool!

Alaine said...

GASP!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!