.. aesthetically described as one of beauty that is 'imperfect', 'impermanent' and 'incomplete'.

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Box of Oddities..

The current challenge over on the Paper Artsy blog is boxes. Darcy has provided several inspirations, I was really taken with the boxes by cocostyle, so I came up with this..

Started off with a recycled box that contained little chocolate cakes. Collaged over some card stamped with Paper Artsy Mini Stamp 19.

Quick sketch of some poppy heads, painted with Fresco Chalk Paint Caribbean Sea. Had the idea of a sheep, stitched some layers of fabric, painted with a wash of Caribbean Sea and sprinkled over some Infusions Rusty Car.

Made a little book, just some concertina card and a cover, painted with Fresco Chalk Paints, Mahogany, London Bus and Cheesecake. 

Made another book!!, added some fabric to the cover, dyed with Infusions Blackcurrant.

Finished off the 'sheep' by adding a face from Lynne Perrella set of stamps 007 also from Paper Artsy.

Certainly is a box of oddities!!!


  1. I love your box! That sheep is looking great, I really like what you do with dying fabric with infusions. The tiny books are awesome too.

  2. Stunning shadow box Bryan!! Fabulous imagination and I love two tiny books. Wonderful creation!! xx

  3. Bryan this is fabulous, I love those tiny books, amazing work! xx