Decorated MDF Money Box

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It’s the first week of January and traditionally a time for us to start the year with good intentions. This year I have made a few promises to myself, and this project for Visible Image pretty much sums them all up!

Like many people, I really want to save a few pennies this year (which I’ll probably spend on craft supplies!) so I have decorated an MDF money box – the perfect thing for my project!

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I began by applying a layer of white gesso over the box.

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I then spritzed it with water and dabbed on a fabulous gel stain product called Unicorn Spit ( lets face it- the name alone makes it very cool!) .

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Before this was able to dry I added quite a lot more water, which helped the colours to blend together.

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The next step was to lift the excess moisture with a paper towel and then leave to air dry completely.

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When dry the effect is lovely and subtle and perfect for stamping and inking over.

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I added another layer with Archival ink and the Two Tone stencil all over the box. I really love this stencil for backgrounds as it just adds a little dimension to a project.

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Then came the stamping. I used two very appropriate sentiments from the Happiness Matters set and the small flower and heart that are also included. I stamped in Versafine Clair ink and heat dried this before painting the elements with posca pens.

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I am really looking forward to putting my focus in to a very creative 2024 and bringing you lots more inspiration using gorgeous Visible Image goodies. The year ahead promises to be super exciting so do follow along on the links below to keep up to date with new releases, news and tons of inspiration from myself and the rest of the very talented design team.

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today showing a different way to use your Visible Image stamps and stencils!

Decorated MDF money box


Products Used

Visible Image Happiness Matters Stamp Set


Visible Image Two Tone Stencil


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