Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Seth Apter Stamp Storage Box

An upcycled storage box 

To celebrate the launch of the new Seth Apter stamps from Paperartsy, I have upcycled a fruit box. We had this mdf cherry box lying around at Country View Crafts headquarters, and it was calling out for a bit of Seth treatment. 

I started off by priming it in DecoArt black chalk paint. You could also use the black gesso or any black acrylic paint. The box had a plasticy finish so the chalk paint was ideal to cover this. Then I dry brushed a couple of Paperartsy Fresco chalk paints in Double Denim and Chalk

….and printed a few more layers with textured wallpaper. (Glacier Ice, Butternut and Double Denim). As with most of Seth’s style, it’s all about the layers!

Then came a bit of stencilling with some brighter colours to add even more texture. (Butternut, Magic Moss and Blue Lagoon)

So...here are the new stamps! They’re all mini’s, so ideal for layering up and adding little bits of interest. (From here) I used black, orange, turquoise and white ink to stamp in some more details.

I then painted a layer of mat medium, to protect all the layers and also so that if I smudged the stamping with Versafine, it's easy to wipe off without damaging the layers underneath. Lastly, I used EM44 and EM45 to add some focal points with embossing powder, using Emerald Creek Baked Texture Patina Oxide and Rustic Indigo. Also Ranger fine copper and black detail.

And here's the finished box - 

As we needed somewhere to keep all the new stock, the fruit crate makes a perfect container!

I hope you feel inspired to do a bit of upcycling! Thanks for visiting,

Celia  x