This is a little peek at a little project that is work in process. I bought the little wooden box from The Craft Barn a few months ago. Work on it has been delayed, as I originally wanted it as a little keepsake box for my youngest granddaughter for her Christening! Now that the sun has at last decided to shine, I have been able to start work on it, so it will be tad late!
I wanted to put her name on it and the inspiration of adding some stick on letters (they came in a Docrafts Goodybag). Unfortunately the pearlised acrylic paint wouldn't stick to them, so I ended up sanding them a little and getting the top shiny coloured coating off - then the paint stuck. I thought it would be better to make it look like embossed or "carved" lettering rather than trying to paint each letter and "muck it up"!
I wasn't too sure that the freehand roses were good enough, but the finish is growing on me. It needs to be varnished yet, and although I have painted the inside, I have decided that I will try and line it with sticky back felt.
I am also working on this little box for myself. This one is cardboard based. Glad I took a photo as I can see it needs a tad more painting to the base coat before I start adding flowers etc.