Tuesday, 19 May 2015

DecoArt Media Range and Tando Creative Draught/Checkers Set

Draught/ Checkers Board Box

My inspiration for the Tando Draught Board Set started with some beautiful ceramic tiles
and I wanted to create a board that could transform into a box to hold the draught pieces

The heavyweight chipboard tiles were covered with the DecoArt Media Modelling paste and Crackle paste and textured with a palette knife on the flat and side to get a rib effect

Once dry these were coloured with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
Dioxadine Purple
Quinacridone Gold
Yellow Oxide

Dioxadine Purple
Cobalt Teal Hue
 and highlighted with
Metallic Gold

This was my prototype to work out how to transform the board into a box,
It had to have flexibility so I decided to use ribbon on the finished project

Tile Layout illustrating the cuts and folds

I made a frame for the tiles with guides to the spacing, the ribbon was woven under and over and glue applied to the ribbon and tiles

The ends of the ribbon were turned back and magnets inserted

The draughts were covered with modelling paste and painted with Quinacridone gold, Metallic gold, Cobalt Teal Hue and Dioxadine purple and embellished with fine gold and turquoise wire

A little video to show how the box and board is configured, you will see that I made an internal box from card to add internal support and house the pieces

I hope you have enjoyed my project, please check out the fabulous DecoArt Media Products and Tando Creative products

Jools : )


  1. Jools....this is brilliant! My word...all of the work and steps that went into this beauty! Thanks so much for sharing. I tuly live all of the layers of texture and gorgeous colors.

  2. I meant to say I TRULY LOVE all of the layers of texture and colors. Stupid auto correct!! šŸ˜ƒ

  3. This is a stunning piece of artwork Jools. Fabulously innovative and, as we are lucky enough to have it here at Tando HQ, I can't express enough how gorgeous the texture and colour are. Thanks Jools :)

  4. I can't even imagine doing something like this Jools. This is INCREDIBLE. The colors are totally WONDERFUL. And how you managed to come up with this design is BEYOND AMAZING. The texture is WOW. You should be sooooo proud. j.

  5. Gorgeous colors , wonderful textures..

  6. Oh my goodness Jools...this is incredible my lovely!!!!! Ingenious and beautiful work x

  7. Wow! Jools this is amazing the colours and textures are fabulous. X

  8. What a great game and the painting is amazing. I love the texture.

  9. the words beautiful, stunning and gorgeous that come to mind don't even do this justice, so extremely creative, I want to drop everything and make one of my very own now :) Thank you so much for sharing your creation.

  10. This is fantastic in every regard.

  11. That's just fab Jools!! :)