sea box {Mixed Media Place}


Some time ago, as a part of birthday gift, I received wonderful grape tea, from my dear friend – Keren. The tea was fantastic and it had great, wooden box. So once the tea was gone (what a pity!!! it was really wonderful) I decided to alter the box. I wanted it to be a sea box.

sea box


sea box

At first I covered it with Finnabair white gesso. Than I made a mixture of Finnabair modeling paste and Mica Powder and covered the whole box creating pattern similar to waves. Once everything has dried, again I used white gesso to make the colors a little bit toned.

sea box

Finnabair glass beads and microbeads were just ideal to create sea atmosphere – they are like sand and air bubbles 🙂 The lid of the box is embellished also with Prima Mechanicals.

sea box

Thank you for visiting the blog today. And below is the list of supplies I used. Have fun!


2 Responses

  1. Rebecca says:

    Like the sea theme..and up-cycling too! I was looking for information on “white gesso coverage” for doing a “white magic” collage when I stumbled onto your blog.
    I took a “dark magic” collage workshop using the Art Basics products and colour bloom sprays, silk acrylics etc. But I have a question: is the heavy white gesso supposed to cover white with a couple of coats or will the colours of the mechanicals show through…or when you put on the stain does that mask any “colour” differences?

  2. Tusia says:

    Thank you Rebecca for visiting me blog. I am not sure, what are you asking for. For that particular projects I have used white heavy gesso as a primer and also as a top coat here and there. In the middle of that layers is Mica Powder mixed with Modelling Paste. Please let me know, if it doesn’t answer your question. Have a great day!

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