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!)