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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 today...as you know one of my passions,.

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

I started by stamping the letters from the Letterbox set of Clarity stamps...as 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

 

9 comments:

  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

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

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

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

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

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  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

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  6. so pretty Jo - really lovely xx

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  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

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

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