Monday, 28 July 2008

Toucan Treasure Chest

So here he is, finished at last! This started life as a plain wooden box from the cheapy shop up the road. So I have painted a toucan in the rainforest on the lid, which.....

...overlaps down the front ....

...side......
.....and back of the box. It's been painted in acrylic paints and I have done it as I would paint a 'proper' painting. I then varnished it with several layers of acrylic varnish to get the depth of colours and a nice shine.

I have also lined it completely with this amazing fabric that I picked up on line from Fabric Shack which has been waiting to be used to it's full advantage.

This box will be on my Etsy shop shortly.

Talking of Etsy, had my first sale today - the wedding corsage is officially sold. Very exciting!

5 comments:

fhiona galloway said...

wow! that's fabulous Caroline-well done. I thought you'd done the inside too but I see it's fabric. the outside painting is great :0)

Magpie Magic said...

WOW!!! This looks great. I bet it will be sold before you can put it on Etsy properly. The colours are gorgeous and the lining works really well.

BTW the ferns were worth it. The finish it off perfectly!

inertpixel said...

Wonderful paint job, it looks amazing.
PS Got any free samples?? LOL

Sallie said...

My jaw is hanging down to my feet! This box is fabulous! The colors are so vibrant, and the art work is exceptional. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!!

Laura said...

Awesome! So bright and summery. You are SO clever!