Mixed Media Textured Box by Lisa Fulmer

Mixed Media Crown Box by Lisa Fulmer
One of the many things I love about working with mixed media is texture, glorious texture! Mixed media is truly a no-rules license to play when it comes to experimenting with different techniques and materials to create interesting textures and layers. I have decided to have some fun with the lid of a gift box and treat it more like an art canvas—layering metal, paper, sand, glass, and plastic together with some fun painting techniques. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

  • Paper mache box 9″x9″x1.5″
  • Stiff cardboard
  • White gesso
  • Craft paints – brown, copper, gold
  • Sand  texture medium (a stucco medium would also work)
  • Palette knife
  • Paint brushes
  • Striping brush
  • Copper chisel-tip paint marker
  • Metal star embellishment
  • Acrylic (clear plastic) crown embellishment
  • Copper alcohol ink and felt applicator
  • White card stock
  • Pencil
  • Clear Gel Tacky Glue
  • Original Tacky Glue
  • Glass pebble
  • Copper self-adhesive metal tape
1.  Paint inside and outside of the box bottom with brown paint; allow to dry.
2.  Trim a piece of stiff cardboard to fit snugly inside the lid to give it extra stability; paint brown and allow to dry.
3.  Adhere cardboard insert inside lid with original Tacky Glue; paint inside lid and the outside edges brown; allow to dry.
4.  Paint top of lid with white gesso; allow to dry.
5.  Blend gold paint with texture medium and apply on top of lid with brush or palette knife; allow to dry.
6.  Use a striping brush to paint a 5″ square piece of cardboard with a gold/copper paint blend; allow to dry.
7.  Edge striped cardboard with copper paint marker and adhere to center of lid with original Tacky Glue.
8.  Adhere metal star to center of striped cardboard with original Tacky Glue.
9.  Trace crown shape on to white cardstock with pencil and trim out.
10.  Dab copper alcohol ink on one side of acrylic crown to create marblized effect; allow to dry.
11.  Adhere white cardstock to crown on inked side and adhere glass pebble on non-inked side with clear gel glue; allow to dry.
12.  Adhere cardstock side of crown to metal star with original Tacky Glue.
13.  Press self-adhesive metal tape around the outer edge of lid.

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