To continue my tradition of napkin decoupage and fall colours, I have a little treasure box to show today. As I have recently found the courage to create napkin decoupage with whole napkins thanks to youtube tutorials like this, I thought I might as well start using all those napkins I have in my stash.
"All of them" sure is an exaggeration, but since I can now decorate big spaces without major wrinkles, I thought I'll slowly try to organize my jewelry collection: a couple of wooden boxes, one colour per box and a napkin decoupage of matching colour on the outside.
Before I could lay hands on my project, however, my sister asked whether I'd have some kind of jewelry storage she could use as all her necklaces are collecting dust while being displayed on the windowsill. And since the box I created recently didn't suit her, I decided to make a new one - partly as a rehearsal for my own boxes, and partly, because it would make a great present for her upcoming birthday.
Unlike other times, I had absolutely no problem to choose the right napkin this time - because what could be more suitable for a coffee junkie than a coffee themed treasure box?
After placing the napkin on the box lid that I've priorly painted with white acrylic paint, I decided to not follow my original plan of a cracked bottom section and go for an evenly dark brown coffee shade instead.
To make the painting and varnishing easier, I again removed the clasps and screwed them back on once everything was done and dry - much more convenient than trying to remove the paint from metal!
For the inside, I thought I'd go completely blank this time - no paint, no varnish.
On the one hand, I think an empty inside guarantees a better overview of the bling, but honestly, it also saved me a lot of time as I didn't need to take any other action than just a bit of sanding to get rid of possible chippings ;)
Unfortunately, a bad-weather-photoshoot doesn't do justice to the true colours of the box - what looks somehow grey-ish is in fact purely white. Also, the full-napkin technique worked out quite well this time, except for a minor tear on the middle coffee cup.
A little contribution to the September collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.
Kind of immune to caffeine and not really a coffee drinker myself, I'd prefer hot-chocolate-shades over coffee anytime ;)
- 4 crafty chicks: ATG
- 613 avenue create: ATG
- a bit more time to craft: ATG
- craft-alnica: autumn colours
- crafting with an attitude: ATG
- crafty catz: ATG
- crafty gals corner: more than 3 layers (layers of acrylic paint, napkin & varnish)
- crafty sentiments: fall colours
- create and inspire: ATG
- creative moments: ATG
- cute card thursday: monochrome
- bawion: shades of brown
- everybody art: ATG
- kreativtanten: kitchen
- love to craft: ATG
- modsquad: fall colours
- my time to craft: food & drink
- through the craftroom door: ATG
- wortartwednesday: ATG
- worldwide open design team challenge: ATG