Hi everyone, Heather here with a fun altered project!
For this project I have chosen this bamboo tissue box holder from the dollar store. I thought it would make a usable and decorative piece on a night stand or side table and can coordinate with other custom décor pieces in the room. I am designing with ArtFoamies, Darling Daisy small, Gracious Dragonfly small, a leaf from Art By Marlene: leaf geo and a flower from RTR:Dandelion mix. For my paints I have chosen colours from DecoArt Media fluid acrylics.
To apply my design I added my paint to my ArtFoamie using a flat paint brush. This way I was able to blot and blend the paint where I wanted it in my design. On the white daisy I add a small amount of gold near the center edges of petals to create a shadowed effect. I also added two tones in flower center. I then blotted these daisies on in random order across the sides and ends of my tissue box, reloading fresh paint each time.
Once I had all my daisies in place, I added green stems using the chisel edge of my flat brush.
The next element I added was the leaves, selected from ArtFoamies Art By Marlene:leaf geo. I applied the paint to my ArtFoamie using a brush so I could make the stem a deeper shade than the leaves. I stamped them all around the sides of the tissue box in between and overlapping the daisies in places.
As a finishing touch to the flower, I added some yellow dots on the gold side of the center of the daisies, using the handle end of my brush dipped in the yellow paint.
After applying leaves to my flowers I felt that the design needed to be grounded so I added some grass at the bottom using the edge of a dandelion flower from ArtFoamies RTR:Dandelion mix. Using my paint brush I applied a couple mixes of green tones to the edge of the flower stamp and stamped that all along the bottom edge of the tissue box.
To add some contrast to my design I used ArtFoamies Gracious Dragonfly small. With my paint brush I applied three shades of turquoise to my stamp. With using a brush I was able to create a nice bordered edge on the dragonfly wings. I stamped this dragonfly on one end of the tissue box and three on the top of the box, wiping off and reloading paint each time. The last step I added was a dot of green with the handle end of my paint brush, on the dragonfly eyes.
I also added three dragonflies on the top of the tissue box, plus partial daisies around the tissue opening and a few blades of grass using the chisel edge of my brush with green tones. To protect my painting I sprayed the box with Kryon Matte Finish spray sealer.
My supplies list
ArtFoamies Darling Daisy Small: www.artfoamies.com/store/p162Darling_Daisy_Small.html
ArtFoamies Art By Marlene:Leaf Geo: www.artfoamies.com/store/p389/ArtByMarlene%3A_Leaf_Geo.html
ArtFoamies RTR Dandelion Mix: www.artfoamies.com/store/p642/RTR%3A_Dandelion_mix.html
ArtFoamies Gracious Dragonfly small: www.artfoamies.com/store/p21/Gracious_Dragonfly_small.html
DecoArt Media fluid acrylics
Kryon Matte Finish spray
#12 flat brush
Bamboo tissue box from the Dollar Store
I hope you liked this video! Thanks for stopping by