11 January, 2016

Ivy box & Snow roses

Today's project is a rather simple tea box I decorated with napkin decoupage. 
Basically, it's the same procedure I used to decorate my amaryllis pots a while ago, only this time I wanted to create some cracks on the surface. Therefore, I used two different shades of acrylic paints and a water-soluble cracking varnish: after the first dark layer was applied and dry, I over-painted it with the cracking varnish and added another, lighter layer of paint. Due to the varnish, the superior layer of paint contracted, giving the box a shabby look.
As the painting part was done, I decorated the surface with an ivy patterned napkin. 
Once the project was done, I decided to use the tea box to store my cosmetics - the plastic "window" atop the  storage space is rather useful when it comes to having an overview of your treasures.
- 613 avenue create: ATG
- abc christmas challenge: A for ATG
- alphabet challenge: window
- as you like it: ATG
- crafty calendar: something new (wooden box)
- crafty gals corner: ATG
- creative fingers: ATG
- crafty sentiments: ATG
- everybody art: ATG
- fabnfunky: something new (wooden box)
- fairytale challengeblog: ATG
- inspiration destination: ATG
- through the craftroom door: ATG
- word art wednesday: ATG 

The rest of my weekend basically included sleeping and working on an article (blah), as well as rushing to the flower market to get me some fresh greenery. Even though the range of flowers includes tulips, carnations and lilies, I decided to pick something more seasonal.
Turns out I missed the Friday-Flowerday at Holunderbluetchen again, but I'll tick off my second flower arrangement of 2016 anyway :)


  1. Stunning!! Its is fabulous to look at the crackle and your decoupaging is perfect
    Dr Sonia

  2. Waw this looks really gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

  3. Great project! I love the crackle. Thank you so much for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Good luck!!! Patricia.

  4. Very nicely done! Love your work! Hope you will drop by my blog and take a look at my "One Horse Open Sleigh" I used Decou-page papers from DecoArt! If you are not one of their bloggers, you might want to consider signing up! Thanks for playing along with us this week!
    Chana, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

  5. This is a beautiful project. I love how you have decorated this box, the ivy and crackle, along with the cream background all look wonderful together. Thank you for joining us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge.

  6. A beautifully decorated project - love it.

    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky.

    Helen x

  7. What a lovely treasure box, Cheiro. I really like the ivy leaves painted on the side. This is just wonderful. I can't thank you enough for stopping by to share your wonderful art with us, and I hope that you will join us again soon.
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. You make me want to try this technique. Your box is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at AYLI Challenge ATG!!

  9. such a wonderful box! Love the vintage / used / weathered look :)
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

  10. Noro lepa škatla in še slikala si jo tako dobro. Lp

  11. Awesome box. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

  12. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time.

  13. Me again!

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge too.

    Helen x