Firstly I must say this drawer unit was so easy to put together. There are no written instructions just drawings which were easy to follow.
- Once put together and glued I painted the base blue.
- The unit came with grey-board mats cut in various shapes. Which I thought was a really good idea as you are not painting directly on the MDF so if any mistakes are made it wont spoil the look. Also it made it a lot easier to apply paint. I have a trapped nerve in my neck so struggle sometimes when an object I'm working on is 3D and have to get in uncomfortable positions also if I was to do a technique on the grey-board it is much easier when flat. For this I painted them all pink.
- For the drawers I used the die that is made especially the sizes of the fronts so I cut them with silver card.
- On all the other mats I stamped and embossed the swirls except for the matt on the top which I just stamped and heat set the ink..
- Stuck the die cuts on the mats then to the drawers. Also sticking the other mats to the unit. The kit also comes with PVA glue!
- The top and the bottom of the unit are separate pieces. I could have glued them all together but I haven’t just in case I change my mind and decide to stack another Verona unit on top. The ‘legs’ actually make a tray when turned over.
- Applied 2 coats of gloss mod .
- Finished. Doesn't take long to make, the only time consuming bit is waiting for things to dry.
I sent a email and photo of the Verona to Create and Craft Sunday 1st march, when Jo Austin was demonstrating and it was read out.
Paint – matt Teahouse Teal, Viva Décor Maya Gold Magenta paint
Tonic Verona unit, dies, PVA glue
Brilliance Ink – Platinum Plant
Wow embossing powder - Totally teal
- silver gilding wax