This month's project is a little jewel box. I decided to keep mine fairly simple, partly because it seems like every thing I touch lately goes awry.
I had some woodgrain paper in my stash and covered the outside with it. After attaching it to the pieces I stained it with some dark stain and rubbed it off, then added some varnish over the top.
In the April kit there were some nice border pieces, a flourish and a lovely filigree heart, and I thought I would use them on the box.
I covered them with some foiling glue and when it dried I added variegatd metal leafing on the heart and the flourish, and on the other pieces a mixture of several colours of leafing. For the lid I added a mixture on some metal corner pieces from my stash.
I placed some little sticker pieces on the lid to simulate nail heads, and added some little metal rose beads to complete the heart and the flourish.
The inside was covered with velvet paper and the inside lid with holographic paper.
I was striving for the look of an old jewellery box which had been handed down through a family and had some little flaws on it after years of wear.