Saturday, 25 October 2008

Leonardo Box.....

I fancy doing an altered wooden box for Jakes's teachers xmas pressie this year - I bought a nice sized chest shaped box which is big enough to fit some pens and pencils in so I thought that would be ideal but I wanted to practice on something first so I found an old, small  wooden box that Jake had been using as a pirate treasure box (he hadn't played with it for ages so I didn't think he would miss it LOL!)

The result is the box below - a coat of crackle glaze followed by a coat of white acrylic paint to give an aged look then the images are stamped onto thin paper, coloured, cut out and pasted onto the box - finally the box is sealed with a couple of thin coats of varnish. The box I used was a bit small though - the teachers box is a lot bigger so hopefully it won't look quite so crowded. Not sure what the theme for that one will be - maybe Alice in Wonderland?

I had just finished when Jake came up to me and said "can I have my pirate box back now?"
(He didn't seem to mind that the box had been altered a bit!)

xxx Karen




4 comments:

Andrea said...

WOW Karen what a great box, it looks brilliant, can I be your sons teacher please x

Chriss Rollins said...

brilliant karen me loves it you just cannot go wrong with crackle glaze I love that finish.
I have 2 paper mache chests that fit inside one another they had a fab christmas theme to them however they are painted white at the mo waiting to alter them... lol....nothing is safe in our crafty hands.
Yes I agree with andrea...please can I be Jakes online teacher.
have a lovely Sunday...pleased to see you're mojo is showing it's self.
chriss x

Jaqi said...

Oh Wow Karen, the teachers at Jakes school must fight to have him in there class, you make wonderful teachers gifts. This is lovely. Jaqi x

Linda said...

Looks great Karen - hope you'll show us the one for the teacher, too.
Hugs
Linda x