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Decorating Boxes- Old Sweet Shop

For a charity week/event at Crystal Finance, I was asked to turn an old laptop cardboard box into something that reflected an old sweet shop. The box would hold various sweets and chocolates to sell for charity- the smaller gold box you can see in the images acted as a money pot.

I used acrylic paint for the majority of the box, the white dots were actually made with a circle paper punch and blank sticky label. The sweets jars and sign were watercolour, ink pen and acrylic ink, these were fun to paint. I also added some blue polka dot ribbon on the inside so that the top of the box would stay upright when opened.

This actually took me a couple of days but I loved how it came out and now I won’t want to throw out any boxes in case I feel like decorating them for something else.

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Playing with Packaging- Small Mixed Media Sculpture

Another Playing with Packaging piece- a small mixed media sculpture.

I hate throwing away interesting/nice looking packaging so I try to use it in some way. This is made from two cardboard boxes and one plastic container from Lily Lolo.

This piece includes layers of paint, ink, vintage imagery, flat back pearls, thread and cut text.

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Frozen Watercolour

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The watercolour/drawing I originally made for my Frozen wall plaque.

I created this on 250gsm Fabriano paper then cut around the forms to attach to the wooden, readily inked plaque.

 

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Finished artwork- Tomb Raider

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Finished the little watercolour and ink Tomb Raider piece.

I was asked to create a custom Tomb Raider birthday card and this is part of its design.
Lara’s design is based off earlier game models.

This was quite fun to do since I’ve been a huge Tomb Raider fan for years, I may actually make a large Lara Croft ink and paint piece separate to this.

For the image on the card I used the artwork at just the watercolour stage- later I decided to finish the piece separately with the addition of acrylic ink.

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Playing With Packaging Part 3

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Endeavour, eyeshadow box, mixed media.

Playing with packaging again- I decided to use a Sugarpill eyeshadow box from a recent purchase, recycle it and create something new with it.

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Greetings Card Design- Good Luck

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Custom Good Luck card design.

Comes with its own brown envelope.

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These cards are also available with any desired text.

£3.00

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Valentine’s Card Designs

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Working on a couple of Valentine’s Day card designs. Will probably make a few more.

Custom designs are always available of course.

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