Saturday, 21 April 2012

Altered matchbox

It's an age since I did a matchbox and I do like to work on mini projects so I signed up for a swap on Facebook run by Zuzu'sPetals.

I went for an oriental theme and finished it yesterday.


The matchbox is a tiny one and came flat in a pack.  It is coloured with Lumiere Crimson paint with gold leaf added randomly all over to give it an aged look, then stamped with Japanese text.  The mizhouki (?) knot is one I made a while ago and the stamped face added to the frame is covered with Glossy Accents - only just seen she has a bubble on her chin.  The shrink plastic 'Geisha' completes the front.


Another geisha stamp on the inside with washi paper robe and background.  The paper was wrapped round a bottle of wine - a gift from a Japanese family member (Mr B's cousin lives in Japan and his wife visited last month and brought lots of beautiful papers and silks).  The image is raised on foam pads and a bit of German scrap added at the front.

Here's a view of the back of the box - hope the text isn't upside down.




19 comments:

Elaine said...

Ann this is fab well done Oriental is so on trend and this is super work Hugs Elaine

Redanne said...

Crikey Ann, I don't know how you can do such an amazing job in such a small area! This is really impressive, love all the details. Regards, Anne x

Zuzu's Blog said...

OO well done Ann and thanks again for joining in..
i LOVE that oriental lacquered look and the distressed feel of the gold you have going on (can be seen really well on the back there)

and dont you hate how the photos show up the bubbles in the bloomin accents (I am sneaky and photoshop them out if i spot them lol.. cus they nearly always look fine in real life. the flash just highlights them.
and german scrap!!! lol what a coincidence.. you know i love that stuff.. and i agree with the lady above.. fantastic detail fitted in to such a wee space. your swap partner should be very pleased :)

Chris said...

This is fabulous, Ann. Love the distressed gold leaf and oriental images. So much detail in such a small space.

Cath Wilson said...

It's lovely, Ann - lovely images and such rich colours. Love it. But yes, the text is upside down, he, he x

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Ann. What an amazing project. It is so tiny. Fabulous work. Well done you. tfs.
Have a lovely weekend.
Regards Florence xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Ann
This is stunning.
Wishes
Lynne

Karen said...

Ann this is absolutely gorgeous, it is just stunning :)

Hugs, Karen xx

Catherine said...

So cute....

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous project and so much detail for such a small box.
Hope your weekend is going well.
hugs {brenda} xox

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Stunning work on such a small scale!

sandee said...

Oh my gosh, this is beautiful!! Just fabulous!! ( and I did hear you snigger all the over there!! lol ) waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

TangolikeRaindrop said...

This is amazing! You're so talented! Love it, love it! (and thanks for the house sparrow comment - much appreciated. I feel educated! )

pat said...

You did a super job on the match box.A lot of work for a tiny object. Beautiful!

May said...

O my word Anne ..This is fabulous I just love it... the gold is stunning... Hugs May x x x

Elly said...

It is absolutly gorgeous. Same, that i don't get it (:o) Love all the little details.
Elly

Sandra's Spot said...

Absolutly Stunning, such detail and so small just wonderful. Sandra X

Paula Whittaker said...

Fab matchbox

Karin said...

Ann you matchbox looks gorgeous,