Painting flowers…

Last week I decided to upcycle some boxes which I had previously decorated and had tried to sell – sadly to no avail but I won’t give up!

These boxes are so handy, they are big enough  for pens and pencils or jewellery or just ‘stuff’ which accumulates everywhere…odd coins and buttons etc., etc.,

Anyway they are nice to decorate, and so I gave them a little rub down and then set about covering them in a black acrylic paint.
I let this properly dry, then decided on a stylised magnolia type flower – no prizes for botanical art would be won, but I liked the shape.

One box had some wooden butterflies which I had included in the black acrylic. I asked my Instagram followers what colour I should do the butterflies,

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The second box I just did one big flower. You may spot this one has textured paper fixed to the top – adds a nice texture when painting I found.

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Once dry, I varnished the boxes and have put them up in my Etsy shop.
Thanks for reading, back soon

love Rosie

About rosiesartsandcrafts

An avid arty crafty kind of person, I can never leave anything as it was intended, as you will come to see as I post my arty and crafty blogs which follow a self-imposed challenge to create something every week and blog about whatever I've done. I hope my work will inspire your own creations but please note that the text, pictures and artwork are ©rosiesartsandcrafts unless otherwise noted; all rights reserved. The content of this blog may not be copied or used without permission. Projects and layouts may not be copied for submission to contests, magazines, or other publications in any form. For questions or comments please email
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