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Jools Robertson - Stampendous! Blog Hop [Day 5 BONUS]

By: Jools Robertson
March 11, 2016

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Jools Robertson - Stampendous! Blog Hop [Day 5 BONUS]
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Welcome to a bonus post for day five of the DecoArt Media & Stampendous! Blog Hop! Design Team Member Jools Robertson created the perfect box to store all of your Andy Skinner stamps and stencils in!

LAST CHANCE! Another reminder that there are prizes involved. Leave a comment on each post this week to be entered. More details below. Now, on to today's project.

Items needed:

  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Gesso - White
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Gesso - Black
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Modeling Paste - White
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Metallic Silver
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Dioxazine Purple
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Carbon Black
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Interference - Gold Interference
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Interference - Violet Interference
  • Andy Skinner Stamps by Stampendous! (Toxic Set)
  • Wooden box with clasps and handle
  • Paint brushes
  • Palette knife
  • StazOn Ink (Black)


Apply white Gesso to the external areas of the wooden box.

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Apply black Gesso to the interior surfaces.

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Apply Modelling paste through Andy Skinner's Shredded Stencil leaving the centre clear for stamping. Allow surface to dry for approximately two hours.

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Mix a 95 / 5% DecoArt Metallic Silver and Dioxazine Purple and apply to the outside surfaces of the box.

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Stamp the signs from Andy Skinner's Toxic stamp set with Black Stazon ink.

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The sides were stamped with the texture from Andy’s Toxic set, love this stamp as is so multifunctional as a Crackle, peeled paint effect, wood or in this case a snakeskin effect.

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Distress the outer edges by dry brushing with Carbon Black Media Fluid Acrylic.

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The metal embellishments were all coloured with Alcohol Inks.

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Apply DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Interference colours in Violet and Gold.

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The beauty of the Interference Fluid Acrylics are always difficult to capture but they add to the metallic effect.

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It was a open and shut case!

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Thanks for hopping over to the DecoArt Blog. Leave a comment for a chance to win an awesome prize pack from DecoArt Media and Stampendous! Three winners will be selected at the conclusion of the weeklong hop through a random number generator.

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For more inspiration, and chances to win, make sure to visit the other hoppers on today's schedule:

1. DecoArt Blog Post Bonus! - Jools Robertson
2. DecoArt Project Gallery
3. Stampendous! Blog

4. Wendy Price
5. Asia King
6. Pam Hornschu
7. Janelle Stolfus
8. Pam Bray
9. Jamie Martin
10. Louise Healy
11. Alison Heikkila
12. Lea Fritts
13. Amy Hurley-Purdie
14. Tenia Nelson
15. Debbie Cole
16. Laura Drahozal

And if you missed the rest of the week... here are those links. Make sure you leave a comment on each post in order to be entered to win!

1. DecoArt Blog - Andy Skinner
2. DecoArt Project Gallery
3. Stampendous! Blog
4. Asia King
5. Pam Bray
6. Janelle Stollfus

1. DecoArt Blog - Mark Gould
2. Stampendous! Blog
3. Wendy Price
4. Tenia Nelson

1. DecoArt Blog - DecoArt Design Team
2. Stampendous! Blog
3. Jamie Martin

1. DecoArt Blog - Jools Robertson
2. Stampendous! Blog
3. Pam Hornschu
4. Alison Heikkila
5. Louise Healy
6. Lea Fritts
7. Debbie Cole
8. Laura Drahozal


love the metallic shine


March 11, 2016

Wooow, fantastic bonus!!!! Thanks again Jools Robertson, I love what you do you're a great artist. Coco x


March 11, 2016

Jools ya nailed it yet again . Your creativity is outstanding and this piece is fine example of that ! Totally LOVE LOVE LOVE this x

Amanda Pink

March 11, 2016

I would like to make that for my sew box!


March 11, 2016

wow this is soooo awesome , I love how it turned out


March 11, 2016

Interesting case. The purple and silver paint look great as an outside color. I love the use of the crackle paint texture stamp.


March 11, 2016

That metallic shimmer is awesome :)


March 11, 2016

Awesome! I really thought it was a steel box. Great job!

Becca Yahrling

March 11, 2016

This metallic box is amazing! Love it and all the wonderful texture. Thanks so much for sharing!~kim


March 11, 2016

Wow what am amazing sheen you achieved I love it.


March 11, 2016

This is super cool. I think there is a poker chip box in my house that needs a transformation

Teresa Godines #6857

March 11, 2016

love the purple and silver mix, the stamp is used so beautifully, the metallic embellishments add a lot to this project !!


March 11, 2016

What a great bonus to the blog hop ! A real fun, mysterious "stamp-store-box". Great tip to colour the metal pieces with alcohol inks. Thanks for sharing your creativity !


March 11, 2016

This would make a great handbag! Love it

Celia Low

March 11, 2016

Another fabulous project! Great inspiration! Does the box come with the prize as well? (hint, hint, wink, wink) ;)

Angela aka Lady B

March 11, 2016

So very cool!

Linda D

March 11, 2016

Really enjoyed this blog hop, been great seeing everyone's techniques and uses for all the deco art products.


March 11, 2016

Your project is amazing! It really does look like metal. Love the textures you added also. Thanks for sharing with us.

Judy B

March 11, 2016

What a fantastic idea.

Gilda (McStamper)

March 11, 2016

Wauw! What a treat that bonus project was! So cool - love it. Thanks for a great tutorial. /Tina M.

Tina M.

March 11, 2016

Jools, Extremely cool case! Love that silver and Dioxide Purple together!! Jackie ")

Jackie PN

March 11, 2016

I have several wood boxes that need to be embellished. This week has given me so many ideas and the incentive to get busy and get them painted and "dressed". thanks for sharing a wonderful project.

Mary Holshouser

March 11, 2016

What a totally amazing box!!

D.Ann C

March 11, 2016

Lovely transformation of that box. The colors are fabulous!

Barbara Rankin

March 12, 2016

I would love that - it would be a great art box! Gorgeous colours, awesome texture, what is not to love?! I had a blast this week and learnt a lot and got inspired a lot too! Hoping to play with my DecoArt supplies this weekend. thanks for the fabulous blog hop and inspirations Karen x

Karen Petitt

March 12, 2016

fun stuff ! thanks for showing

APG Jamie

March 16, 2016

Wow, That really takes a plain wooden box and really transforms it to appear metal. Very cool!


March 20, 2016

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