Indian carving…

I have had this lovely wooden box for a great many years. The other day I noticed it was looking a bit dusty and whilst cleaning it I decided that I might paint it.

Once it was dust free I painted white acrylic paint all over the area I had decided to paint.

I decided to paint the flowers purple, when I bought the box I was very much in my ‘purple phase’.

Painting with white acrylic before adding the colour – especially when painting on a dark base really helps the colours ‘pop’.

Once I had the painting finished I added some gold from a Pentel Gold Marker – I pooled the marker fluid and brushed it into the crevasses in the carving. I also added the gold to the small carved areas on the sides of the box.

Finally I gave the whole box a polish with a good quality wood polish and voila – it’s had a new lease of life. It looks at home on my Marianne North covered drawers.

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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4 Responses to Indian carving…

  1. Maiuri says:

    This transformation looks awesome


  2. Geri Lawhon says:

    You did a wonderful job of painting it. Thanks for sharing the process with us.


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