Sunday, 14 December 2014

A Celestial Thought!

Hello crafters..
I am back today with my last post for this year! This month we have “CELESTIAL” as the theme at Anything But A Card Challenge Blog this month. As always you can make anything BUT a card, but keep the theme in mind!
It took me a while to get cracking on this theme…I could only think of the wintery night skies and twinkling stars when I thought of Celestial!
So taking inspiration from the colors of the night blue skies and the silver stars…I have altered a book box using one of my art prints.

What’s new??? I tried my hand at bees wax collage too…oh! I have no words to describe this experience…a bit sticky though but just LOVED the look of the end product. The bit hazy and vintage look…just PERFECT!
I had made this acrylic work on canvas about 5 yrs back and somehow thought it was incomplete. It was just waiting to be altered for this…I took a print out of my art work and decided to make a collage on the box cover.
I was just too excited to use my new Darice mini iron and the bees wax, I forgot to take the “in process” photos and my fingers  were too sticky too, Lol!
Once I was happy with the collage pieces, I warmed the box with heat gun and after melting the bees wax, applied a cot on the box and then layered the collage pieces with more bees wax..remembering to fuse the layers by heating with heat gun!

A totally different experience…no glue at all! What more, I added a drop of aroma oil to the wax and as it melted…the room was ….oooooo smelling of lavender!
I LOVE IT! So relaxing in all ways….
Ok, onto the project…
Once I fused the layers, I warmed the top layer of the wax and as it was warm pressed a bg stamp on the corners and before it cooled I applied some silver perfect pearls all around!

I splattered blue acrylic paint all around the lid edges, took a silver net ribbon and tied a bow on one end of the box.
The box was incomplete without a flower and so I made a TH tattered flower, vintage style with DI, stamping and some metallic flower center. 
The box cover just compliments this beautiful lady! I couldn’t resist a last minute sentiment on the box that says it all! I stamped it on tissue and adhered with more bees wax. The stamp is from paper Artsy…hot and fresh form my brother’s suitcase, lol!

This silver box is just the right gift for my cousin who is celebrating her silver wedding anniversary next week! I am going to fill it with some goodies…so when you open the box , this is what you see.

I have lined the inside of the box too with silver net ribbon and stuck some vintage print PP in blue and white on both the sides.
For the back I have stuck a lovely handmade paper in blue and silver which I got from Auroville(Pondicherry)…what a finale to the box!

The paper has an embossed pattern and you have to touch to see it and smell to get the aroma, lol!
I am happy with how the box turned out except I still feel it is little waxy to touch. Have I missed out on anything here, please let me know how to buff it and bring out the shine. I like the dull, hazy look…But I want it complete!
I can’t wait to hear your comments on this and suggestions too for the buffing! Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you play along on this them. Do take time to visit some lovely creations by our team members every week.
Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy holidays too. I am off on a break, my Bro is visiting me from London and I can’t wait to catch up with him and see what he has got for me! I gave him a big crafty list, lol!
Until my next creative journey with the new crafty stuff…
Happy Crafting and Re Cycling.
Cheers.
I am linking this to the following challenges…
KraftZone- Bingo with a box(1st column vertically and last row diagonally)
Inspiration Destination – Anything Goes
Artist Trading Post- Celebrate ( my cousin’s 25th wedding anniversary)
That’s Crafty Challenge – Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create- anything goes with option of gift packaging















42 comments:

  1. Stunning work Rupa! I love your 'scratch n' sniff' paper, ha!! Your silver mesh ribbon is gorgeous, what an amazing book box!! hugs :)

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    1. Thanks Pamellia..glad you liked my new experiment! Hugs.

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  2. Beautifully done, Rupa! I just love paper, so scratch and sniff is for me! Nicely composed and masterfully executed! Thanks for leaving this on our doorstep here at 613 Avenue Create. It was a delightful find.
    Hugz,
    Chana Malkah Harris, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

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    1. I always love to read what you have to say Chana, Thank you so much.

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  3. Rupa this is just beautiful!!' Your description of working with bees wax really makes me want to give it a try! Love the extra sensory dimension with the addition of lavender oil! Thank you for joining us at the Artist Trading Post Exchange . Toni x

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    1. Thanks Toni...hope you give it a try and do share your experience. Hugs.

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  4. Wow, Rupa, this is so lovely! I loved to work with wax, too, when you start it's hard to stop! I don't have much advice to give , just try with different kind of wax ( from the cheap candle to a premium beeswax), the finish depends on the quality of it.
    I wish you a gorgeous time with your brother, and a joyful festive time.

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    1. Thank you Gio for taking the time and answering my doubts. That's so sweet of you.

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  5. A beautiful project, super effects with the bees wax. Thank you for joining us at ATP ExchangeYvonne

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  6. This is wonderful! I love the look you achieved. Thank you so much for joining our Anything Goes challenge this week at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. I hope you link up again next week! Julie, DT member

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  7. Rupa this is spectacular.... what can I say !!! I love everything about it. Your image you created is stunning !

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  8. What an array of new techniques Rupa..hats off to you!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    My latest post: How I repaired my Big Shot

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  9. Wow love the image and what you have done with it. beautiful colours and layout - just stunning x

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  10. Beautiful project, thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destinations and good luck. Wendy DT x

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  11. Oh wow Rupa, this is a stunning piece, I absolutely love your art print, it is gorgeous! I have some beeswax but have never been brave enough to try it - I might do now though - thanks so much for the inspiration! Anne x

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    1. Oh Anne...so happy you liked it and drew some inspiration too. Really appreciate you being here and leaving this comment. Thanks again.

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  12. What a lovely creation Rupa. I remember seeing your art and I am happy to see how you have used the print here. Silver net is gorgeous n just compliments the whole look of the box. Happy holidays n fun filled time with your bro.

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    1. Thank you so much Mridula..glad you made it here!

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  13. Wow Rupa with each creation you introduce us to new techniques and products... I love the ornaments and the designs in the dress made so perfectly.... I think the fire to try different techniques and also being successful in that is something that I should learn from you....

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    1. Thanks Ramya...that's so sweet of you! I wonder what will happen to me if I have nothing to alter! Hugs.

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  14. This is truly STUNNING ART... The art of the entire box is magnificently created and so very delightful Rupa... I love it all... the color... now that is what really GRABBED my soul... deep and wonderfully spirited... so very awesome... love it all... wow... do you want my address now or later... LOL... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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    1. Bonnie, my friend...you made my day! I love to read what you have to say here!
      Of course give me your address but don't you think sending me the tickets to your place is even more fun! Lol...have a great day dear.

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  15. Wow! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Ema
    IDCB Owner

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  16. Such beautiful make. Love the colours and design. Thank you for playing with us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again soon.
    Cheers,
    Aurora

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  17. Hi Rupa ;))) This box and colours are so beautiful. And I like your image!
    Big hugs and happy New Years, Jana

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    1. Thank you so much my friend! New year wishes to you too.

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  18. Oh Rupa, this is magificent! although I've heard of this beeswax techniue, I 've never tried it and was amazed at your final gorgeous outcome. Perfect in every way. wonder if you've ever found out about the buffing. I think it's fabulous the way it is, though. I'm sure Your cousin was absolutely thrilled with it. So glad I saw your post on Her Craftiness. I'm totally inspired! What a fun new group. Thanks so much for sharing there. xxD

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    1. Thanks Donna. ..glad to have found you in a new crafty world ! So nice of you to stop by. Hope you will experiment. .Hugs.

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  19. Ummm... This is so beyond stunning I don't even have words to express my delight! AMAZING! I've never heard of using beeswax before, but I'm going to have to check into it!

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    1. Thanks Becca. ..happy to be in this new group with you. It was new to me sometime back. ..I think you should try. Hugs.

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  20. Absolutely stunning!!!!!! I'm a new follower and thoroughly impressed with your talent!!!!!! Very Very Creative!!!
    Much love, hugs, and friendship
    Lynne

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  21. Thank you so much, Lynne. Glad to have you on here. Big hugs my friend.

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