Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Anything Goes Week - Mini Book Case by Nikki K


Morning all,

It's Anything Goes week so I have decorated one of Tando's fantastic Mini Book shelves.  They are the perfect storage for your little book collection.

I started by painting all the pieces in Rouge Chalk paint.  Be careful to avoid the tabs if you can, it makes it easier to glue your pieces together afterwards.  I used a brayer to paint, it gives a nice smooth even finish with not too much paint.


I took a Chocolate Baroque Feather stamp and stamped the whole bookcase with tiny feathers.  This was followed by a coat of Crackle medium, but at this stage my crackle failed for some reason, so I went back in with a coat of Matte Varnish, which I actually preferred the look of anyway.  You can always cover up or change the look of something, if all else fails, paint it again!  We all make mistakes, and it's more fun experimenting.


I covered two Tando Mini feathers in modelling paste to make them look more realistic, and when dry painted in black gesso.  These were glued to the back of the bookcase top shelf.


I edged the bookcase in Iced Espresso Metallic Lustre to finish.

Now I need to make more mini books to fill it...

Best Wishes,

Nikki K
xxx


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