This is entirely the result of an unsuccessful attempt at decoupage. More like I wasn’t inspired enough by the whole idea of decoupage.
My husband has started traveling a bit and so I have collected a few tin boxes that you get in domestic flights in India – masala cashews. It is called a nut case box. (Photo courtesy – picturejockey.com)
It is not something that can be used to carry food really but you can carry things like biscuits or dry fruits that are dry. After that phase it can move on the phase where we put in trinkets like small earrings, beads, buttons, needle sponges, anchor threads, motifs, glittery decorations, ribbons from gift boxes, stickers…
We all have that messy inventory corner with small things that we stash away to open once a year or even once in 6 years! I wanted to use these boxes for those things. But they looked rather drab and they all had the same colours which meant that I would have to open all boxes to find one thing.
I saw you tube videos on decoupage and tried in on two boxes. Decoupage might be an art, but I wanted the details to be very intricate, depending on my mood of the day.
Out came my acrylic paints and off I went on the journey of painting. I tried some cartoons and some traditional motifs. I was pretty happy with the result. After a day’s drying I applied clear varnish to seal the paint. The result is below. Try this guys. Don’t throw away those tin boxes. Get inspired!