Category Archives: Decoration

Jewellery Box

Last weekend I decided to have a go at decorating a little jewellery box which has a clear acrylic lid. I had previously painted it silvery grey and the inner base was painted purple. I got out a nice big … Continue reading

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Time to sew….

We’ve had a little clock on our mantlepiece for years… now it sits on a bookshelf as we have no fireplace. I can’t actually remember what it looked like when I first bought it, but it’s been changed many, many … Continue reading

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Vanessa Bell …

I was going to name this blog as being inspired by Vanessa Bell, but I’ve actually just copied one of her patterns…. I recently went to an exhibition of Vanessa Bell’s work at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.(It’s on until June … Continue reading

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Cat money box

I’m not a great fan of cats although there have been a couple I’ve met who even I can see are quite nice. But, many of my friends love them and are actually quite bonkers about them if truth be … Continue reading

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Flower Laser Cut Wooden Box

This week I have been back in the world of painting on wooden boxes. It’s a really nice size box and I love the laser cut flowery lid. Here’s what I did… First I painted the background with silver acrylic. … Continue reading

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Heart box

It might be a new year but I still enjoy decorating these wooden boxes from The Works, they are well made and ready to take drawing pens, paint, paper or even fabric. As you can see I started to draw … Continue reading

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Bee mine….

So, this week my blog is all about another wooden heart with a friendly looking bee. Here’s what I did… Firstly I sketched the design in pencil, then I inked it in with a fine permanant marker.       … Continue reading

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