I have been decorating the kitchen these past couple of weeks, and whilst sorting out my recipe book cupboard, I am across my little cardboard file box, that I have had for too many years to remember. I decided that it really looked rather tatty.
I gave it a quick coat of black gesso, and then using my Pebeo paints I used my new wood blocks (theoretically bought for fabric stamping), to stamp a design. A couple of the flowers didn't quite work - originally tried them with blue paint. However it is a great improvement, and I will probably just add a bit more black gesso and re-stamp the flowers concerned.