Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Mum's Box...

Good afternoon all and thanks for joining me for a tea break today. I do hope that your day is going well.

I am just having a quick break from tackling my list of orders.

I thought we would look at some Pyrography you know one of my passions,.

This is a lovely little box for Mum's know all those little things that we keep.

I started by stamping the letters from the Letterbox set of Clarity always I used the VersaFine , Vintage Sepia ink.

Next came the rest of the stamping...and here I used the Haberdashery set and the Art Nouveau corner stamp...

I stamped all the way around the box

Then it was time to start burning ...and you can see which elements have been burnt into the wooden box.

Oh yes a cup of tea in my favourite mug helps at this stage.

Once I have finished , then it is decision time...

To leave it and varnish or to add some colour.

This time , I went for some colour . Once again I used some translucent Fresco paint with a little water.

You really need the Pyrography to show through ..

I do love this little ribbon border stamp..

All the stamps and paint can be found on the clarity website...

I do love to use my stamps in this way ...and when I decorate a box as a gift it is so easy to make a matching card...and let's face it , I have so many fabulous stamps to choose from...

Must get on as I still have the dogs to walk and then later this evening I have to go and pick Karl up from the airport...he has been working in Poland...oh I have missed him...

Take care all and thanks for looking in

See you again soon

Love and hugs

Jo. xxx



  1. Lovely pyrography Jo, and so unique to design a card to match the pyrography, I don't know why I had never thought of that! xx

    1. Thanks Julie, that's why we work well as a are always giving me ideas...hope you have had a decent day..hugs lovely lady...xxxx

  2. Super keepsake box Jo, love seeing your wonderful creations. xxx

  3. Beautiful keepsake box Jo. Feeling very tempted..... Big hug xxx

  4. What a beautiful box Jo. I do love your pyrography. x

  5. Brilliant keepsake box Jo. I love your mug too - it looks like a Tess mug lol
    I hope Karl arrives safe and sound. I wonder if it was colder in Poland hmmm Take care & stay safe x

  6. so pretty Jo - really lovely xx

  7. Lovely box, just right for all those knick knacks we all seem to collect! The ribbon round the edge looks so realistic, great design. Xx

  8. Thank you ladies...I am so pleased that you like my little box, I really enjoyed decorating