What better way to celebrate May than with Eileen Hull's latest flower releases! So the Inspiration Team are celebrating all month by showcasing some of Eileen's new flower dies and also her re-release dies.
Today, I have used Eileen's re-released Candy Box die and the latest flower release - Heart & Soul Flower die. I also used Eileen's fabulous Sunburst Embossing Folder.
I wanted a rusted tin effect for my box with galvanised steel accessories.
A close-up of the Heart & Soul flower.
I prepared the box cover first, by painting some card with DecoArt Media Fluid, Burnt Umber and once dry the card was embossed with Eileen's Sunburst Embossing Folder.
A coat of DecoArt Antiquing Cream in English Red Oxide was applied, when dry it was wiped over with a slightly damp cloth.
Next, I die cut the candy box and assembled it as per the instructions. I painted all the edges with DecoArt Media Fluid in Raw Umber.
I covered the box and drawer with the 'rusted' card and then dry brushed DecoArt Cobalt Teal Hue to give a slight patina look. When I attended an Andy Skinner class recently, he said that you should always 'try out' techniques on a scrap - which is what the little scrap at the front is
To create the flower centre and the drawer pull I painted them with a mix of DecoArt Grey Value 3, a drop of Prussian Blue Hue and a drop of white. This gives the look of galvanised metal.
Once the flower was die cut, I used the Waffle Embossing Folder (in the same pack as the Sunburst folder above).
To create feet for the Candy Box I used some scrabble pieces, two glued together for each of the feet, painted with Raw Umber.
Here is another look at the finished box, I hope you like it!
Thanks so much for your visit, if you would like to see more the new release flowers and re-released dies, the team will be posting their creations each week on Eileen Hull's BLOG.
Take care, hope to see you again soon!
Hugs, Anne xx