Case made ... just needs packing!

I decided to alter a paper mache case for my DT project at Love to Create Challenges and surprised myself as to how the idea in my head, slowly appeared in front of me.

This is what it looked like to begin with ...

and after "faffing", this is what it looks like now ...

I began by carefully pulling off the luggage straps and handle as I didn't think they looked that good ... plus wasn't sure how I would decorate them! I created my own straps, fastening and handle which suited the case a little better (I believe).

Using some House of Zandra papers, I have covered the case and over stamped the papers with the butterfly stamp from PAB using versamark. With the fine white pearlescent pan pastel, I dusted these images. All the edges were aged using raw umber and bronze metallic pan pastel.

Whilst raiding my sticker drawer, I came across a selection of 7 Gypsies stickers which were just perfect for this project. They have been added everywhere but first they were lightly coloured with bronze metallic pan pastel.

Next came the real faffing bit ... what embellishments to use and I must admit, I sat there a wee while trying this or that on the case. In the end, I just went for it as was starting to get frustrated with my own indecision.  All the flowers have been tinted with bronze metallic pan pastel and glitter highlights added with the GraphIt Shake pens.

Now for the inside ........ well you'll have to tune in next week to see what I did ....!

Right I'm off to get my bits ready for "Art and Craft Club" as the children are going to try a bit of zentangling.

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Products and links:

That Craft Place - mixed media anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - anything goes
Sisters of craft - anything goes
World Wide - anything goes