Yesterday was a birthday (trying to stop counting) so had a good excuse to do what I
wanted with my time.
I gave the dog a haircut, and then I started on my box transformation.
I rummaged in my fabric box (one of them!) to find something suitable for an
under-the-sea theme. Then using a fabric ink pad, stamped leafy seaweedy things, cut
them out and coloured them with Inktense pencils.
(These watercolour ink pencils become permanent when brushed
with water and then dried.)
I ironed them onto the background using Bondaweb, and
added a few fishes in the same way.
I used this to cover the base of the box and added a bit of net trim.
I covered the lid with the same fabric.
Then more fishes, octopuses (octopi?), and crabs (slightly stuffed), and two on dangly
braid for a bit of movement.
The pebbles on the lid are slightly stuffed gathered circles of fabric, and the flowers
are from a set from PaperArtsy (Eclectica EDY05).
Oh and I added some little wooden feet and a bit more braid. It reminds me of 17th
century stump work.
But what's it for?