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Monday, 23 April 2018

A paint fusioned box for my post...........

Hi there!

I've had a very rare moment away from my DT work to do some crafting for myself so thought I'd share it with you here today.

This is an mdf mail box by Crafters Companion that I have first crackled with a layer of acrylic paint, a layer of weathered wood and then a thin top coat of a lighter acrylic paint.  I have paint fusioned with acrylic paints.

For those of you not familiar with paint fusion - it's a technique taught by Sheena Douglass but it is the old fashioned way of folk painting.  Sheena brings it back to life in the form of rubber stamps that you stamp on to your work for guidance which gives you the images and then you use the folk painting techniques with paint to bring the rubber stamped images to life.

As it is going in to my kitchen to store everyones post as it arrives I thought I'd go with blackberries!

Very relaxing to do and this was a lovely project to complete.

As I have made this for myself and thought it was very pretty and useful, I will enter it into Stamping Sensations challenge this month of "One for the Girls" - well, it was one for me!!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxxx


  1. What very striking colours Leanne and so pleased to see you have definitely mastered the pain fusion technique, I know you were a bit worried about it initially.

    Super creation (useful as well) for our 'For the Girls' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

    B x

  2. This is fabulous Leanne and you've definitely mastered the art of Paint Fusion. I can see this item being very useful indeed, great work. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

  3. A lovely project Leanne and also a useful one.
    Haven't tried this technique, but look as if you've mastered it and the colours look fabulous.
    Avril xx

  4. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this gorgeous project, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  5. This is fantastic, Leanne, and so beautifully done! It would make a lovely gift, but I don't blame you for keeping it for yourself! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.