Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fairy on a Book Box

Hi everyone, Melissa here with a book box for Gina's Designs. I have two other book boxes I've made, and they're very convenient for stashing ATCs, and other small things.
I assembled the box and glued it with glossy accents, then put a few coats of gesso on both the inner and outer surfaces. I followed this with a thin wash of Lindys Stamp Gang. The binding area has a coat of gold liquid leaf paint.
 The top is oil on canvas, it was inspired by Deanne's "Anything Under the Rainbow". I started out with bright colors, added a lot of white,then rubbed and brushed on mica powders in different colors. 
I prepped the fairy with gesso,and painted her with watercolors. I put on a thin coat of glossy accents, then sprinkled on glitter. I repeated this, but made the glue layer thicker. I applied some silver stickles, and gold leaf paint.

Thanks for looking, and have a great weekend!

Gina's Products Used:
Book Box Medium
Garden Fairies Small

Oil paints and watercolors by Winsor and Newton
Perfect Pearls
Some flowers,bling, and feathers by Kaisercraft and Prima
 Tim Holtz bird
 Graphic 45 fairy
Some Swarovski crystals
Glossy Accents
Twinkling H20s
Plaid Liquid Leaf Gold Paint
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Magicals Set - Powdered Paint - Victorian Bouquet, Ramblin' Rose Pink
Prisma Glitter, Ultrafine Multi
Distress Crackle Accent


  1. Can't believe you use Swarovski crystals on your pieces, so extravagant! Absolutely beautiful though, as is the whole box. The chain & bling, feathers & bird all look wonderful. My fave is your fairy, what clever things to do with glossy accents. Mica is a beautiful product too, always gives a subtle shimmer that's, well.... beautiful? Sorry, words aren't coming out well recently. You know how much I admire your style, this is gorgeous & way too good to use for storage!?

    1. Thank you so much for your comments Caroline!

  2. So unique Melissa! Love how you made 'fairy dust' with the clear rhinestones & the 'fairy dust' in the bottle! Very pretty and well designed!

    1. Thank you so much for your comments Lisa!

    2. Thank you so much for your comments Lisa!