Wednesday, 1 October 2014

A small gift

This is a small thank you gift for my son's dislexia trainer, who has always been there for him and helped him out of some really bad times at school.

The box is made from corrugated card and old dictionary pages. Its outside is decorated with Crackle Glaze, Antiquing Creams and acrylic washes.

The little container holds a necklace with a pendant done in encaustics. As I am just a beginner, these small objects are great for practicing and experimenting.

It is a wonderfully meditative thing to embed tiny objects into the wax, to add colour with Pan Pastels and oil pastels, to reheat, engrave, stamp in and remelt.

The small gears are a fleamarket find. 

I hope she will like it! I love making little boxes and altered art jewelry, so I had a wonderful time creating this piece!