I'm stepping back in time on my vintage journey!
A few years ago I discovered this amazing guy called Jim Holtz well that's what it looked like!
He inspired me to get back into crafting but in a different way, having done pottery, jewellery and watercolours amongst other things I discovered this kind of mixed up grungy style which I loved
So there I was with a paper pad, a Vagabond a few dies and lots of little bottles of alcohol inks...
So here I am now using lots of ideology for many project styles but not specifically Holtz style and I have a lot of products sitting in drawers waiting to be used....
So here goes!
I had a lovely little box that had a candle in; it's about 3" square
and the wonderful Tim Holtz Laboratorie papers and a variety of embellishments
I measured and cut the chequer board effect for the lid and applied the box corners and the clock key and a key hole
The base was a real high gloss metallic gold, which I had to key with sandpaper
Applied a coat of DecoArt Glue & seal followers by Carbon Black acrylic paint
Followed by a thin coat of elegant finish silver, which created a grungy metallic finish
I cut a small piece of card to form a housing for a couple of artificial tea lights The corked vials were filled with various embossing powders and paints, labels were made by scanning images from the Tim Holtz papers and distressing with Black Soot and Walnut stain
Chariot de laboratoire