I made this box for my partner in the Alice in Wonderland Swap.
I'm including photos for the process of getting this damaged diamond look. I started with a pine box from Michaels. I taped the area where the top and bottom meet when closed and then I painted a layer of white gesso.
Next I rubbed the outside of the box with black acrylic paint and a cotton ball. After that dries I then use a flat craft stick to smear gold acrylic paint. My paint is very old and clumpy but it works really well when used like this.
Next I used gold pearl ex powder
Then I found spots that looked grey not black or gold so I painted (using a brush this time red paint and after this layered was dry. I mixed black and red together to make a crimson color. I put down my diamond stencil and covered the stencil with crimson.
After removing the stencil I take a rubber stamp covered lightly with gold paint and lay it gently on top. if there isn't a clean image that's okay. After this has dried I sand the whole thing very gently.
Lastly I use a layer of brown watercolor paint to add an antique look where paint is removed down to the first layer of gesso.
Before adding the letters with tacky tape and the sticker of the key hole I let the box set overnight and dust the top with a clean cloth.
To see the inside visit the paper craft thread:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=344136.0