Hi everyone, hope you guys are having a fantastic Friday! It's Andrea, from the LSG Design Team, with a Fantastic Designer Friday project. The 4th of July is quickly approaching and I adore decorating for this fun summer holiday. I am the self-proclaimed "Nesting Box Queen," so I had to create a set that displayed my love for the USA.
The nesting boxes start out looking like this, just basic paper mache. I don't prime or paint the boxes before spraying them with LSG sprays, as I like the kraft color to peek through here and there.
I started by painting my boxes with LSG Starburst Sprays. I love how versatile LSG sprays are. You can spray with them or take off the lid and dip in a paintbrush and paint with them. I chose to paint my boxes.
This box was painted using "Afternoon Delight Denim." I paint the box and then rub it in with a paper towel (the paper mache soaks up the color better this way).
I painted the middle box using "Rizzo's Rowdy Red" (a new Flat Fabio set being released July 15th).
The top box was painted with a coat of white acrylic paint and then sprayed with Scintillating Silver.
I love to add a touch of stamping to one of my boxes, so I decided to use some LSG Two-Toned Embossing Powder to really give my stamping a special touch. I started out by gathering varying sized star stamps from several stamps sets. I like to rub my nesting box with my embossing buddy before stamping my image with VersaMark ink. I then sprinkled on some "Midnight Bronze Obsidian Embossing Powder" and set with my heat gun.
And here's how it turned out...
I added some trim and a few more embellishments to accent the boxes.
I enjoyed sharing this project with you today and be sure to check back next week to see what gorgeous project our next designer has up their sleeve. Hope everyone has a great weekend! HUGS :)