|By Annie Gilmour|
I took the matchbox, which is a large size ( roughly 4.25 inches by 2.5 inches) and covered it in multi medium, placing tissue from my stash. My lovely crafty friend had used the tissue to wrap some gifts in and I loved it so much I carefully took it apart and kept it !!! Knew it would come in handy !!
The inside of the matchbox was also covered in same.
Once dry, which took a few hours, I adhered some lace around the top and bottom of the box using tape. I adhered some pearls with glue.
As in the Wall Hanging I decided to decoupage the Victorian Millinery digital stamp after colouring with various markers.
I used a different die and I am sorry but I cant find the details to hand. The die was blended with inks to give it a slightly aged appearance befitting of the Victorian era.
I live on the South West of Scotland and have been crafting for 20 years. I started off making decoupage pictures then ventured in to card making. I have attended workshops on Pergamano Papercraft and various techniques in relation to Rubber Stamping.
Over the last 10-12 years I have seen a huge change in the way that I craft due to various products. Memory Books/Scrapbooking have also became very popular and are the most wonderful keepsakes/heirlooms. As technology progresses Digital Stamping has came along and is really taking off. This is my first attempt at using digital images and I have to say that I have enjoyed it. CS Designs Victorian Millinery took me back to my roots and you will see that I have incorporated some decoupage and of course I love vintage styles.
Card making remains a hobby at present but I do hope to take it further over the next few years by teaching and demonstrating.
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