Time turner heart box

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This box was made with a particular person in mind, the same person I made the Harry Potter wedding card for. She is one of the few people who would appreciate the time turner that has been lurking in my stash.

I die-cut a heart from thick card and prepped that and the box with white gesso. Then I added texture paste to both through a maze stencil, followed by another coat of gesso once the paste was dry.

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This was a great opportunity to test out the Tattered Angels “Blue Rusty Metal” kit. I do like rust and decay effects and this created an interesting result without needing too much artistic ability.

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To finish off the top of the box, I added metal filigrees to the corners and a heart in the middle surrounded by fine decoration gravel. Some wax rubbed around the edges and over the gravel adds to the aged effect.

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The time turner needed something doing to it. It was shiny, but not in a good way. Rather than try to make it look nicer, I decided to grunge it up a bit with some dabs of rust paste and plenty of gold wax.

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I wanted the time turner to hang in the middle of the heart so I created a pocket on the back of the heart for the chain to sit in and used a bit of wire to make hooks to hold the chain in place.

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I collaged the inside of the box with a couple of different papers and glued a bit of gauze over the top for texture. I found an “always” sticker and added that to the base before coating it all with some tea-dye varnish.

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Then I had to come up with a way to keep the heart from rattling around in the box. I quickly discarded my first thought of using flowers — they weren’t small enough to create a neat outline — and went for the simple option of screwing up small balls of paper instead. I used a mix of pink tissue paper and a book page. Once they were glued in place and dry, I gave them a coat of the same varnish I used for the inside of the box.

The final touch was to add a small metal rose to mark the edge of the lid.

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This box was created in March 2018 during my month of mixed media experimentation.

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