Altered Match Box Tutorial by Sandie

Thank you for dropping by and having a read through my Altered Match Box Tutorial...I do hope you enjoy it and maybe find it helpful.

I started with a large Match Box from Fernli Design...these arrive flat packed and are very easy to assemble.

You can you any glue to assemble them with,  PVA works as good as my case for the drawer of the match box I used Pinflair Book glue.

All Fernli Design products are super smooth so no prepertion is needed, it's down to personal choice if you want to prime the item first..personally I have found I can apply texture pastes and dark paints directly to my project..a light primer of gesso is better if you are going to paint it using very pale colours.

I coloured my texture paste rather than use it white under dark colour....I applied the paste using the stencil...then left it to dry overnight.

                  Showing the Match Box with  the first coat of paint.

Using Burnt Umber acrylic paint I gave the match box 2 coats of paint and using Terrocotta Acrylic paint I painted the inside of the drawer twice.The colour is a lot darker after being painted twice.

On the lid of the box I used Hematite Gilding Wax to highlight all the texture paste and then randomly dabbed on Rusty Patina using a sponge.
I also used the gilding wax and rusty patina on the front of the drawer.

I selected a few embellishments and treated them to the same gilding wax and rusty patina that I had used on the match box. I really love the effect of the Rusty patina gives...when applied with a sponge that isn't so dense it gives a real rusty effect..some of the sponges are so dense that it can leave a splodge and not any texture.

I assembled all my embellishments on to the match box..swapping the winged goggles that I was going to use originally for a metal frame..I stamped Industrial Man on some scrap card for inside the frame, the stamp is by Paperartsy. I also added the knob to the front of the drawer.

I search in my stash and found some theme related items to add to the match box drawer...the long key was treated with rusty patina.

I slid the drawer in to its cover..there is plenty of room for the drawers as the design has allowed for painting etc.
Thank you to all that have viewed mt tutorial,its very much appreciated..please be kind enough to leave feedback...
Sandie..aka Rhedd...x

1 comment:

butterfly said...

A great tutorial for this fabulous rusted creation, thanks.
Alison x