It’s large and has a beautiful fretwork top.
I decided that this box would be decorated simply, in just black and gold. Sometimes keeping to a limited palette is good.
Here’s what I did…
First of all I painted the inside with gold acrylic paint
I sponged the gold paint on the wooden fretwork.(I just cut up a little washing up sponge and used a small cube)
Then the outside was painted in black acrylic…as the fretwork has been stuck on the glass in the inside of the box and is all sealed in the lid frame, I did not feel I could dismantle this box.
I used a black ‘outline’ liquid to draw around the fretwork shapes.
I allowed this to dry over night.
Then I used a gold Pentel marker pen and ‘coloured in’ the parts of the fretwork wood on the glass side.. hope these pictures shows you what I mean clearly enough…
I then used a gold ‘outline’ liquid (from Poundland again) and scribbled over the gold marker, (this just added a bit of texture to the gold area) I also sponged a bit of the gold acrylic paint on the clear areas (see pic 2 below) .
and that, is it completed.
Now, what shall I keep in this box…maybe I should fill with a variety of tea and gift it to someone?
thanks for reading.
I’ve had an idea what to do with this box!
I have some Poundland LED lights, if you haven’t already tried these you definately should, the batteries last for weeks and weeks.
So, I cut some ridges in the wooden sections:
Then I threaded the lights around the box, stuck the battery holder in the last box
What do you think?