You see - there is no point in me painting the most glorious picture on the box, the whole point is for us (that is roof and myself) to show how versatile this MDF stuff is - it must be achievable. The majority of those people visiting shows are crafters rather than artists.
So this one was definately image led - the images were wonderful and all from Jack Cat and Curio - my most favourite of places to visit.
Also - remember I wanted a little hand sewing machine.......well I got one, for the princely sum of £10!! It had to be a hand one because an electric one runs away with me, and all I wanted it for was messing about crafting - and its a little belter. Then, a couple of weeks back, one of the ladies turned up at art club with a most gorgeious black singer hand sewing machine! Its beautiful and the spool is torpedo shaped - so goodness knows how old that it!
First I painted the box black and the edges pale gold. The sides were covered with Graphic 45 steampunk paper using PVA glue.
Now - before I actually fastened the covered greyboard down - I drew around it and then using a stencil and texture paste put the swirly effect on the lid. Anything over the line the greyboard covered up when it was tacked on.
When the texture paste dried (it was black Jo Sonja Texture Paste) I rubbed a variety of treasure gold shades over the swirly bit.
The second box is a nice simple one - but it is really soft and pretty. Plain box again (wavy edges) painted buttermilk. The word BABY has been painted and then distressed round the edges.
I threaded different coloured ribbons through the holes, and then glued the word onto the top of the box. The crystal (plastic) door knob is glued onto the word as well along with the fluff and bells.
Inside the black box is an old Hymn Book and the baby box has a hand knitted hat and pair of bootees inside.