I have just taken photos of Bens treasure chest finally to put on UKScrappers so I thought I would add them here to. This is a treasure chest that I made for Ben for Christmas. I am really pleased with how it turned out and Ben loves it (so much he takes it to bed with him!!)
How did I do it?
Ink up a clear stamp with a paint dabber. I used one of the Fancy Pants stamps and a blue dabber.
Once the dabber is completely dry using an ink blending tool and distress inks blend colour onto the box. I used 3 colours on the box and then I used a fourth darker brown to go round all the edges. The dabber will resist the ink so you will still see the image you stamped underneath.
Ink up a stamp with the dark brown distress pad (again I used a Fancy Pants one) and stamp directly to the bottom of the front of the box. Don't leave it on for too long as the ink will bleed a little into the wood.
Colour the grungeboard hinges and lock with the same dark brown distress pad. Add eyelets and fix in place.
Paint grungeboard skull and crossbones with a black dabber and glue film behind the eyes. Stick to side of box.
Varnish box with several coats to protect.