I have called this project "Everything but the kitchen sink" because prety much everything in sight has been used here.
This is a hinged lid box 11.5" x 9.5" x 2". It is the middle size from a set of 3, sold in the el cheapo type shops for less than $12 set. I left all the sides black and have only covered the lid. Here goes this list of goodies that I layered (upon layer, upon layer).
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Fri, Jan 31, 2014 @ 10:10 PM
Holy Moly Miss Susie!!! I thought it was forged metal! Your box lid looks incredible! Really cool scene with such amazing detail and I love the added bits of steampunk too! Fabulous, I just can't get over the amazing detail!!!
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Fri, Jan 31, 2014 @ 10:44 PM
Geez Susie, you should be called the queen of mixed media, this is strikingly beautiful. Every square inch of it. WOW!!! I agree with Kathleen, Holy Moly, I thought it was worked metal too!! I love this project! WOW, WOW, WOW!!!
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Sat, Feb 01, 2014 @ 5:39 AM
WOWZERS Susie....this is BRILLIANT!!!! I am in awe...you win the prize for most layers of "goodies" used on one project! There are so many wonderful details to look at on this..the whole scene is amazing! I suppose you could seal it with Mod Podge to sort of "protect" it if you wanted..would that make it duller..is there a shiny MP? I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shoe polish??
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Sat, Feb 01, 2014 @ 10:45 AM
LOL at more fun than you think is legal - what a wonderful art piece you've created, Susie. And with black box sides, it must look so dramatic to have all this richness on top.
I think with shoe polish, unless it's buried under everything, I'd be inclined to use some sort of sealer! And I know that my metallic rub-ons which I've had for years need a fixative too, or they rub off. For something like this, I'd used a spray fixative rather than Mod Podge, though!