At the weekend my mum, sister and nephew went to a country fair, my sister bought my mum some little pots of jam which came in this wooden box.
No your eyes are not deceiving you, I have painted it pink, well DecoArt innocence from the chalky range to be exact. When I put an order in, one of the colours was out of stock so they sent this one instead, yikes!! So I'm using it as a base coat!
There, normal service is resumed, next was a coat from the same range of paint but this colour is rustic.
I then moved outside as it was quite nice as the sun had come round to the patio area. One coat all over with weathered wood crackle glaze. Followed by a coat of serene from the same range.
Close up of the crackle which came out really well been as the wood on the box is quite rough.
I also crackled the top edges.
I added some stenciling using Andy Skinner Stencils and the relic chalky paint.
I dry brushed some of the relic onto the sides of the box too and topped it off with a tickle of black shimmer metallic lustre.
Close up of the stenciling, crackle and lustre.
On the other small end I used black modeling paste through an Americana Decor script stencil.
And finally I gave the box a coat of clear creme wax and buffed it up. It gave a really smooth finish.
All products used are from the DecoArt range.