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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Something Different Saturday...

Happy Saturday,

There are probably far too many pictures on todays post but I got a bit camera happy with this box.  I made this box for my let lockers loose show to highlight a different technique with gilding fakes and I have to admit I love how it has come out.

I stared by covering all the parts of the MDF treasure box using fake and glitter glue and cut n dry foam.  I left the glue for about 5 minutes to make the glue key to the surface.  It takes a little bit longer on MDF to go off but the best way to tell is that the glue goes clear form a blueish colour.

Next I added Verdigris gilding flakes form Cosmic Shimmer and smoothed off the excess with Rubit Scrubit.

Next I covered the other side of each of the pieces then glued the box together using Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue ( its great that the same glue I use for papercxrafts works just as well for MDF)  Once together I used the flake and glitter highlighter to add gilding flakes to the edges that join the box.

I then added the metal corners from Creative Expressions again using cosmic shimmer glue.

I used some of the metal leaf embellishments in the centre.  I then added gold silk roses and threaded some of the small metallic linx in gold around the centrepiece.

I hope you don't mind all these pictures!

Enjoy...

44 comments:

  1. Morning John, the box is lovely no I don't mind all the photos xx

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  2. Hi John. Don't mind all the photos at all, I'd loved this box when I saw it on your shows. Sue x

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  3. Photos are fine. Box is lovely. I'm not very good with gilding flakes so must practice. Thanks for sharing.
    D x

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  4. Morning John, oh this is stunning, I saw it on Hochanda and thought what a lovely gift to give to someone.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

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  5. Hi John
    Never thought of using gilding flakes on mdf must give it a try.
    Beautiful box.
    Jan

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  6. Morning John, loved this box when you showed it on Hochanda and the more pictures the better.
    Nancyd xx

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  7. Hi John.
    Brilliant Thank you.
    Take care Kitty.

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  8. Hi John
    what a stunning box thanks tracyw xxx

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  9. What a lovely project - still catching up with last week's shows!
    Jann
    Northampton

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  10. Hi John,
    Fabulous box. I admired it on the TV. will be doing this for some Christmas boxes for gifts. Will start now!
    Anne M xxx

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  11. Wow John this is stunning I love it. It looks so beautiful. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  12. Stunning gift box, really beautiful.

    Michele

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  13. Hi John,
    Absolutely beautiful box, I love the roses on the top and we can never have too many photos of your projects.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather

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  14. Morning John,
    A beautiful box, love it.
    Lydia
    X

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  15. Hi John,
    sumptuous, luscious, beautiful. I love it.
    Hugs, Rose

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  16. Morning John,
    I love what you have done to this box,
    I bet it took a while to do all the gilding.
    I am going to get a MDF box today so I can have a go at this.
    Thanks for the inspiration you have given.
    Maggie

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  17. A gorgeous box John I m glad you showed some great techniques I must admit I have gilding flakes but very rarely use them but you have given me more confidence especially with the glue as that always concerned me x
    Thanks John xx

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  18. Hi John
    Gorgeous box, looks beautiful love what you have done - a great keepsake X X X

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  19. Hi John
    The box looks gorgeous, a real treasure box.
    B xx

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  20. Good morning John would never have thought of using flakes in this way. Beautiful box. Love from Jackie xx

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  21. Hi John. I loved this box when I saw it on your show. I have a week nests for de orating boxes, so will definitely be giving this technique a go. Love Rosemarie x

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  22. I don't mind all these pictures as its such a beautiful box and with your how to I'm going to have a go at this. I love it. Luv jxxx

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  23. Watched the show with this on yesterday. It's beautiful.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  24. Morning John, just love this box will be having a go at using gilding flakes on MDF hopefully it will turn out something like yours.
    Wendyx

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  25. Such a beautiful box. I thought so when I saw it on Hochanda. A few months ago my sister used gilding flakes and flake and glitter glue to gild the frame of a mirror. It was a huge success and looks beautiful. Amazing what you can do!

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  26. Hi John. What a great idea to use gilding flakes in this way, I would never have thought of it. It certainly makes the box look so opulent.

    Lisbeth

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  27. I don't mind all the photos at all It is stunning My gilding flakes have been a bit redundant recently - now they'll be the next thing I craft with

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  28. Totally exquisite ! well done John.)

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  29. Saw this on tele thought it was beautiful love it
    Thank you John
    Love June Horrocks xxxx

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  30. Admired this box when you were on tv. Fab. SueL x

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  31. Hi John,
    You Were Truly Tremendous On Hochanda I Gained So Much Knowledge From Yourself.... I'm Taping All Phill's Show's Today....
    Hugs From Sam xxx

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  32. John, love this. Really stylish. Loved the shows this week.

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  33. John, love this. Really stylish. Loved the shows this week.

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  34. Hi John

    Absolutely gorgeous!

    June :)

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  35. Hi John, This is gorgeous, I love the Verdigris gilding flakes, so effective.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  36. Hello John,
    It's a gorgeous box! I loved it when I saw it on the Show. I have never put gilding flakes on MDF - I will now. Thank you!
    Myra x

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  37. John this is an absolutely stunning box, love the richness of the gilding flakes.
    This is a perfect gift.

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  38. Eh up John
    Stunning way to decorate a box and I can't imagine a gift that it could contain, that would outshine this beautiful packaging.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  39. Absolutely fantastic hugs Johanna

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  40. Absolutely fantastic hugs Johanna

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  41. Gorgeous box John. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Stunning box John, saw it on your show. TFS
    Maria x

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  43. Hi John

    Such a fab result on this box! I very impressed with how it looks

    June :)

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