Friday, March 11, 2016

A Bibelot Box of Andy Skinner Designs and Ephemera

Stampendous and Media March 2016 Blog Hop-01


All of this week we've been playing with our friends at DecoArt. Mixed Media Artist and DecoArt International Education Coordinator Andy Skinner has designed some fantastic stamps for Stampendous, and our design team are eager to share what they've been creating with these mixed with the DecoArt® line of Media products. Andy will join us along with his team of international mixed media artists including Julia Stratford-Wright, Mark Gould, Mel Hookham, and Jools Robertson. Plus there have been posts this week on the DecoArt blog as well. Naturally the Stampendous Design Team will be checking in as well.

How about amazing prizes? Jaw-droppingly amazing? Each comment on a post this week will enter you to win a fabulous prize package! (one comment per post, per person)  Contest open to everyone!!
We have three packages and each has a Fluid Media Starter Kit, all three of Andy Skinner’s new Stampendous Stamp sets, and a Jumbo Acrylic Handle. Look at this great prize!

blog-prize-package 

Here's my "bibelot" for today...


What is a "bibelot", you say? Here's what Merriam-Webster has to say:

bibelot

noun bi·be·lot \ˈbē-bə-ˌlō\
Definition of bibelot
plural bibelots play \-ˌlō(z)\
  1. :  a small household ornament or decorative object :  trinket
In the crafting world there seems to be a plethora of artists referring to their creations as "curiosities". Being the slight rebel that I am (lol), I chose to use a different word, but with pretty much the same meaning. And no, there won't be a quiz.


My bibelot box has treasures within treasures, all of which have been decorated with stamp images designed by Andy Skinner for Stampendous, and mixed media products by DecoArt®.

The lid has been given a bit of Andy's "rust" technique as he demonstrates in this video HERE. What started out as a simple, inexpensive paper maché box from a local big box craft store, has been transformed into a beat up, rusty, and odd-looking box, filled with weird stuff. And it was soooo much fun to make! The sides of the box and lid have been brushed with a mix of DecoArt® Media Fluid Acrylics and mediums. Once dry, several of the images from Andy Skinner's Cling Toxic and Cling Curiosity (see? I told you it was popular!) were stamped in Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, and Paris Dusk Memento inks. The Dreamweaver Hexagons stencil were inked here and there. A bit of Crackle Paste was spread in small areas, and allowed to dry before brushing more paints and inks over the surface, and fake "crackle" was added using the image from Andy's set.


A torn rectangle of corrugated cardboard was given the same treatment, and adhered onto the top of the lid, along with a chipboard piece stamped and embossed in white embossing powder with the Antique and Open signs from the Curiosity set.


The inside of the box was given the same paint, ink, and stamp treatment. (Tip: it helps to stamp inside the box by using the Cling stamps without the acrylic handles.) I created two corrugated cardboard dividers and adhered them inside the box with Beacon Adhesives' Quick Grip. I had two small mint tins in my stash (who doesn't?), which were rusted up as well, with stamped burlap adhered in the lid, Stampendous Color Fragments for color and texture, pieces of "ephemera" such as flat glass marbles, old keys, tiny plastic bottles of silly craft supplies, the glass bottom from a soda bottle, and even a wooden nickel. I had glued words from Andy's stamp sets to the bottom of a couple of the flat glass marbles, which become magnified by the curved glass. An old set of poker cards from Vegas were aged, inked, stamped, and texturized with Stampendous Frantagé Aged Embossing Enamels, Crushed Glass Glitter, and more Color Fragments. Holes were punched in the corners in order to string them together.


All of these tinier "bibelots" fit inside, to be brought out and displayed or inspected as desired.

39 comments:

Pam B said...

Wow, it looks so old! Great job.

Monique Van dijk said...

awesome love the grungie look

Bunny said...

Wow. Great project and then it opens into some other really cool projects. Very nice.

Amanda Rhodes said...

I love the vintage/shabby chic look!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

So very cool! Absolutely love your bibelot. :-)

Kristiina Majuri said...

The rust and blue look great together! Lovely box :)

Late Blooming said...

A treasure box!. How smart. thanks for sharing .

Joi at RR said...

Well definitely a word I didn't know (Hubby did though!!). FUN!!! Just a BEAUTIFUL creation. Wow. What a treat to see. Thanks bunches for sharing. j.

barbara macaskill said...

Your bibelot is absolutely spectacular!! I love everything about it!!! Might just have to make some bibelots for myself today!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sabrina said...

WOW!!!!! What a fabulous project and all of those trinkets turned out so beautiful!!

Sheryll Bentley said...

Wouldn't this make a great treasure box for a child! Oh I want to be 8 again so that I can hide my secrets in this!!!

A Pink said...

aw wow this is absolutely fabulous and love that you have extended the crafting to the contents of the box . A real feast for the eyes . Love it x

Lieve said...

What a great treasure box with lots of things to discover inside ! A real eyecatcher ! Thank you for sharing your creation !

Viki Banaszak said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! That is awesome!!!!! I thought is was a wooden box and it took me quite awhile to figure out that you used card board on the top. This is total aged deliciousness! Every detail is perfect!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Wonderful projects. I love the blue color in your distressed box. TFS

kim TangledBlueRose said...

Love love love your box and the amazing treasure inside, so thoughtful. Thanks so much for sharing!~kim

Julie Curtis said...

That is really cool!

Jane said...

Such a cool project, lots of lovely details

Karen Petitt said...

I love your Bibelot and I think that's a much better name than curio. It's more modern where as I think of curiosities and curios as old fashioned. This has been one great blog hop and I think I have pinned every single one of your beautiful pieces. Thanks for the awesome art and wonderful blog hop too Karen x

Suman Pandit said...

that;s quite a treasure box !! wonderful !!

Linda D said...

So very cool!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Your bibelot (we have the same name in Polish! ) is absolutely spectacular! And I love the little treasures inside!

Barbara Rankin said...

What an awesome bibelot you have created. I even like your choice of words. There are so many curious things inside that I could not stop looking.

Celia said...

I love boxes full of weird stuff! And Bibelot will become my new favourite word.

Judy said...

Wow, this does indeed look old. Great job. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

Susanne said...

Amazing box! I can't beleive how you have done this! What a great result! I will try to build up the curage to try to make one ;)

Robin said...

This looks fabulous! It really looks like an antique. Hugs, Robin

Merethe Arstein said...

A fun idea, like it a lot.

This has been a lovely bloghop, so many great tips trix and tutorials.
(✿◠‿◠) Ma (Merethe)
http://majaapia.blogspot.no/

McStamper said...

Double Wow! What a beautiful and unique project.

Coco said...

Awesome project, love your "bibelot" box, and everything inside!!!! :)
Thank you for the inspiration and wonderful blog hop this year, it has been a pure delight! x

Tina M. said...

Wonderful box, great tutorial. Thanks for all that great inspiration.
/Tina M.

Valérie Gueguin said...

Wow! this box for treasures is wonderful!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Great box. Good way to use lots of techniiques
and have lots of things to look at.
If you can find a fun name for something - I'd
say "go for it". Love bibelot.
thanks for sharing.

Jackie P Neal said...

Pam what a cool make! You really aged and made this look like an old vintage piece! Great job!

D.Ann C said...

What a cool box and goodies inside!!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Very cool!!! Love your project!

Vee said...

Wow!

Lindi Phillips said...

wow this is fantastic, beautifully done, looks like a treasure box that has been buried for a very long time that has just been dug up.. your techinques are brilliant and your bibs and bobs inside are great. thankyou for sharing your beautiful box......

Jean Bullock said...

Wonderful! I have never attempted to do something like this, but your project makes me want to. Well done.

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