On a recent visit to Hobbycraft I purchased a paper mache box for decorating purposes.
It seems they have stopped doing the actual box I bought, but this is the type of thing.
Perfect for someone who ‘never leaves things as they are…’
I painted the inside white and the outside a turquioise, with acrylic paint.
I left it to dry…
As you can see the top has the hole for grabbing tissues already cut.
To paint the flowers I did a rough outline of a large flower and painted it pink. I did one on the top and a couple around the sides of the box – all roughly the same shape and then left to dry. You could trace around a flower shape.
I added some darker pink to give the idea of petals and then with a felt tip pen added a little more definition.
I painted the stuck on bird and the bird cage motif in the same colours.
The cage is painted with gold paint.
Added a few leaves and that is it.
A rather over the top tissue box.
Back soon, Rosie