First, I scanned in a few wonderful, old photos for you ~
I love the little lamb in this first one!
I finally finished the treasure box I was working on!!
A few of you asked about my painting technique
and it really isn't anything special.
The box already had an aged finish with crackling and such.
It just wasn't the color that I wanted SO
I painted on a few coats of antique white craft paint (FolkArt)
then after that was dry,
I painted on a thin coat of watered down dark brown paint
(in sections), then wiped off the excess with a damp cloth.
After that was dry, I used an emery board to sand off a few places
here and there to add to the aged look.
Here it is...
I sewed up a little luggage pocket for the lid and added ribbon
on each side to keep the lid from tilting all the way back.
Sheet music lines the inside, then I finished off with beautiful lace,
seam binding and trim...I'm so happy with the finished piece ~
And thankfully, so is my sweet friend who wanted it!
Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday precious friends,
hugs and love,