In a previous post, I have mentioned about working on new projects. Finally, I can present one of them to you today. The box was almost ready a week ago but a small detail was lacking – a velvet ribbon.
I guess people who do craft can understand the feeling of frustration when the project is mostly finished but the last touch is missing due to outer circumstances.
I have looked for the particular ribbon in a local craft store but unfortunately no success. When I have a fixed idea on how the end result should look like I can’t just finish it with a “whatever” attitude.
Fortunately three days ago we came back from Poland. We stopped first for few days in my hometown – Wrocław – or Breslau for the German readers ;) (where I could easily find the perfect velvet ribbon :D), and after few days we drove to breathtaking Kraków. If you ever go to Poland, Krakow is a must to be visited. ;)
But going back to the box. It is made out of metal and can be used as a storage for cookies as well as jewelry or memory treasures.
I made the rough bottom part by using modeling paste. Personally, I think that for such a surface it must be a paste that has flexible properties. If one uses a masonry filler then there is a big chance for the paste to chip off from an aluminium surface.
The lid is decorated with relief outliner and two-step crackle glaze. Originally the cracks should have been bigger, but it appears that most probably I haven’t applied enough thick coat on the second layer of the crackle glaze. My conclusion is that I must make more projects with this medium to master it – if that is ever possible. ;P The last touch that was missing untill my trip to Poland was a velvet ribbon at the foot of the box. ;)