Artwork & Blogpost by Erika Venter, QLD.
This month’s theme is Cupids Lane a month to share your love with someone special. I created this Chocolate box especially as an after dinner treat for my guests. This box kit is now available to purchase in Australia. I hope you will be inspired and make your very own personalised box.
You can use any thing to decorate this box but since it’s the month of love I used the Heart Attack Stencil, Angel wings, the word LOVE, felt for the inside of the box, cardboard, scrapbook paper, scissors & a marker pen.
Place the pieces of your box onto the felt and trace around the edges and cut out. Put the felt aside and start assemble your box.
Tear the scrapbook paper and cardboard into a shape that you like to decorate the top of your box. Paint the box inside out with Red Powertex. I used 2 layers to get good coverage... the paint absorbs very quickly so you need to work fast!
Pour Black Powertex into a container and paint the angels, wings, the word LOVE and the top of your box. You need to be very careful not to go over the edges of the paper. Let it dry and then apply a second layer to get a good coverage. Use Red Powertex to paint the back and front of the cardboard and place it over the black paper, the way you like it.
Use Easycoat mat mixed with Colourtrix Pearl Red & Rich Gold to embellish your bits for the inside of the box. I used Easycoat mat to glue them onto the inside of the lid... just make sure that you leave enough space so that the lid can close.
I used the same pigments on the lid. Remember to use gentle brush strokes when applying the Colourtrix... if you use too much on the paintbrush you will get brush marks. On the black, I started with the Pearl Red and then finished it off with the Rich Gold. I even painted some on the sand and balls to create a golden cloud. I really enjoyed this project very much. I finished my little box off with some Ferro Roche chocolates for the inside!!!
I had so much fun creating this Valentine chocolate box and now it’s just a temptation... waiting for the big day on the 14th February.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Ashley Hay is an artist and the Importer of Powertex for Australia. Ashley has become a great advocate for this amazing product and wishes to share her excitement about the versatility of Powertex with others.