Friday, 5 February 2016

Industrial- A Vintage Journey- February 2016 Challenge

Hi Everyone  and Happy Friday 

Today over at A Vintage Journey it's the start of a New Challenge and this month Tracy has chosen the theme 'Industrial'. Here's what she has to say 

'Use your foil tape or metallic card stocks with your favourite texture fades/ embossing folders to create an Industrial creation all of your own. Whether its a background, bloom or anything, you don't have to limit your paint colour to black- The Industrial Technique looks great with all colours of paint!'

My kind of theme for sure and although I had a few ideas of potential projects I could make I decided to use this ideal opportunity to alter a box using Tim Holtz Industrial Technique. It's  something I have been meaning to do since I first began crafting but just never quite got around to. You know how it is - life just kept getting in the way!

So I sought out my set of three nesting boxes that I bought way back when and chose to use the middle size one of the three . 

 I gave the entire box (exterior and interior) with a coat of gesso and once dry a couple of coats of Back Soot Distress Paint 


I gathered the products I needed along with my painted box


and after measuring all the exterior surfaces of the box, excluding the base I  cut panels of Silver Mirror Board a few millimetres smaller than the actual measurements of the box and lid.  Now it was time to use Tim's Industrial technique. I repeated the technique until I was happy with the result.  



A  delicate application of Pewter and Silver gilding wax over the surfaces further enhanced the detail .
Now all that was left to do was adhere all the panels in place.  Ideally I would have liked all the panels to  match up but with this particular embossing folder it was near on impossible, so I had to settle for what Tim is always telling us to do and 'Embrace the Imperfection!' (not something I'm that good at - I've still got the jitters)
Although I know there are many ways I could have embellished my box it seemed a shame to cover up all the detailed embossing so I decided to leave it as is and instead make some compartments for the interior as I had been thinking whilst altering my box that I would use it to store all my 'metal crafty bits' i.e ideology, hex nuts, brads, wire ....... 

After measuring the width and length of the box interior I cut 5 panels to size from mount board and like with the box gave all sides and edges of the panels a coat of gesso and a coat of Black Soot distress paint before adhering in place to create 6 separate compartments


Here's a few photos of my Industrial Ideology box (sadly, not the best as it proved somewhat tricky photographing mirror board coupled with the poor light at this time of year) 



  









I have already started on a second box so that may make an appearance in the near future.  Watch this space..... 

If you haven't already, be sure to pop by A Vintage Journey to view more inspiring projects by my fellow Creative Guides.  With the February challenge only just starting there's plenty of time to join in the fun - we always look forward to seeing what you create and appreciate all of your entries. 

I would like to enter my Industrial box into the following challenges 
Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog- 'Enjoy your Embossing'

 Thanks, as always, for taking the time to stop by today. It always lovely to see and hear from you
 Its time now for me to go and tidy up my 'trail of destruction' so I'm all set to start again with my next piece of creativity.  
Have a lovely weekend everyone. 
Take care 
Amanda 
xxx .

31 comments:

Monika Gulyas said...

Wow Amanda! This box is awesome!!! It looks exactly like a metal box! I love it!!!

Barbara Schiassi said...

Can I copy ??????? I love this project, great effect, I like everything! BArbara

Brenda Brown said...

You have used the industrial technique perfectly Amanda to create a fabulous box. I love that you have created compartments to hold your industrial type embellishments.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Buttons said...

Such an elegant and professional box Amanda! It has come together beautifully. Jenny x

Redanne said...

Wow Amanda, your box is fabulous inside and out! I love the look of the technique on Mirror board, never tried using it but I definitely will now. I love that you made the compartments inside too - not just beautiful but useful too - very clever! Love this! Hugs, Anne xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

A fabulous box Amanda - so beautifully created and one that will be so very useful. I too have a set of these boxes just waiting for the right moment! You have inspired me. Fabulous work. Jennie x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Industrial box Amanda the embossing is so deep and detailed and is very striking, a very bold statement of a box, love it. Tracy x

Anita Houston said...

Fantastic alteration!!!! LOVE it!

Pamellia Johnson said...

This is fabulous Amanda! I love a project that is both beautiful and functional! This will work great for crafty item organization! Love the compartments on the inside! hugs :)

Arlene Giffen said...

Awesome Amanda love your art😀x

rachel said...

beautiful work Amanda - love this to bits! Hugs rachelx

Dawn Gold said...

Have to say looks fantastic, Well done Amanda

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous box Amanda, great embossing, stunning effects all round!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wow Amanda, that is fabulous! Amazing embossing on the mirror board and although you say you didn't match up the pattern on the embossed panels I'll be darned if I can see where you didn't do it perfectly! Brilliant idea to add the dividers inside to house all your lovely metal embellishments, can't wait to see box number two! Thanks so much for sharing this, Deb xo

Wendy McCarthy said...

Wow! What a fabulous box for storing your metal bits and bobs in Amanda! That industrial technique looks amazing (and I can't see any imperfections anywhere!!). Beautiful. Xxx

Samantha Read said...

Oh WOW!!!
This is AWESOME!!
Have a lovely weekend Amanda xx

Carol said...

Yummy - love it xxx

Diana said...

oh my!!! love love love! a beautiful take on the industrial technique challenge!!!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Wow, wow, wow, Amanda! You really knocked my socks off with this amazing embossed industrial style box. It's fabulous! I love that you didn't cover up all that glorious grunge with a bunch of stuff. It's magnificent all on its own. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Frilly & Funkie enjoy your embossing challenge!

S@ndy Diller said...

Such a great box. The embossing looks fabulous and flawless. Love it! S@ndy xx

butterfly said...

It just looks so cool, Amanda - perfect industrial look, and so smart and elegant at the same time. What a brilliant makeover for the box... looking forward to the next one!
Alison xx

Julia Aston said...

What an awesome industrial box Amanda! love the gears embossing and how wonderful you can use this decorative piece for storage - what a clever idea to make a divider for the inside - w beautiful piece for the AVJ industrial challenge! Julia xx

Annie said...

Stunning storage and the Industrial technique looks fantastic Amanda. Love the embossing folder you used.....now what to put in it!!!!

TFS and best wishes

Annie xx

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Love the crisp embossed background with the black shading that is just wow. Thank you for joining us this week in the "Enjoy your Embossing" challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

Nikki Acton said...

Fantastic Amanda - this is such a stunner!

Sara Barker said...

Fabulous industrialized box! what a genius idea to use mirror board as a substrate! Great idea to leave the embellies off and stuff with them instead! GORGEOUS! Hugs!

Buttons said...

Back to say thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Zoe Hillman said...

Super cool! You've got the foil embossing technique down perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. :)

Kay Wallace said...

Just added that embossing folder to my "MUST HAVE" list! Amazing result!

Team Clark said...

This is such an awesome project, I have already started altering a box from your inspiration! TFS! A big congrats on your spotlight at F&F!

Sara Barker said...

Huge congratulations on your WELL deserved Top Pick at Frilly and Funkie! I love this box!!!