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Make a Wish


Hello crafters!

I’m Zoey and today I will show you another panel I made using cardboard/shipping box.

But before getting into how I made my project, let me quickly remind you few things! First of all, don’t forget to check out our monthly archive; we already are in December, so if you missed some posts from November find them here in our archive! Secondly, we have a HUGE Christmas sale on right now at IndigoBlu so I definitely encourage you to check out the sale section here!

Now time to “explore” the project I created for today’s post!




I used cardboard from a shipping box I had, I cut a long shape and I covered it up with Gesso. I cut the mixed media paper pad in small pieces and I adhered the pieces to the background using gesso. I set aside to dry, meanwhile, I cut other small pieces of cardboard and did the same thing, this time I used pages from a book.




With a spatula I applied the modeling paste over the brand new stencils from Indigoblu, I absolute love these leaves! There are several designs and all of them are awesome! I also added on the small pieces the Roman Numbers using another brand new stencil. Then I set everything aside to dry again.


I then used my fingers — yes I know, not many people enjoy painting with fingers, but trust me, it is awesome! — to paint the background. I mixed few Indigoblu English Cottage Artist’s Acrylic Paint and while still wet, with a baby wipe I removed the excess of color. I was going for a very grunge look!




The stars are hand cut from a piece of clear packaging, I covered it with frosty paper and I colored it using Metallic Gold. The sentiment is hand stamped over book pages.




Once I was satisfied with the look, I assembled everything together!

What do you think of it? I really like the outcome!




Do you use cardboard in your projects? Have tried to paint with your fingers? Let us know in the comments!

Have a great weekend and don’t forget to head over our store to check out our SALE!

Stay happy stay creative…till next time!

Ciao Zoey



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4 Comments on Make a Wish

  1. Absolutely gorgeous, adore the texture and colour palette. Tracy x

    Tracy Evans | December 5, 2015 at 1:34 pm () ()
  2. LOVE the way the colours have combined on this beautiful piece Zoey x

    Jenny Marples | December 6, 2015 at 11:59 am () ()
  3. This project is fabulous, Zoey! Every layer and detail makes me happy to see!!!

    Autumn | December 7, 2015 at 2:35 pm () ()
  4. It’s amazing!

    Chiara | December 14, 2015 at 1:48 pm () ()