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« on: January 01, 2006 10:12:50 PM »

I decorated a plain jane box for a craft swap a few months ago using leaves, paints and a hefty dose of sharpie marker. It really matched my house - and would be perfect to put coasters in. I guess i'll have to make a new one when we get some more leaves.

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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2006 10:28:26 PM »

Wow, that looks beautiful. I love how leaves are positioned, they add a special touch to the whole jane box.  Smiley
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2006 09:38:16 PM »

Beautiful! Great job!!
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2006 11:13:51 AM »

That is absolutely stunning!! Honestly, I would totally buy that if I saw it. You should consider making more and selling them. AWESOME!! I luuuuuv it.

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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2006 10:04:37 AM »

That's lovely! How did you make the leaves on the sides, or get them to stay that way?

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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2006 02:10:32 PM »

That's lovely! How did you make the leaves on the sides, or get them to stay that way?

The leaves on the side are/were english ivy leaves from a house plant. They were dried enough that they held a shape. I coated them with acrylic medium gel and when that dried it gave them a kind of plasticy effect. I could bend them without cracking. I then painted the gel on the side of the box and used it kind of like a glue to hold the leaves on. Then after they were dried and stuck on well, I painted them with regular artsist acrylic paint and used a pen to draw on the veins.

The leaves on the top were done exactly the same way, but because they are so small it was a lot easier.

« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2006 03:50:23 PM »

I really like this--it reminds me of some painted furniture at a fun store called Twist (in Portland, OR).  Anyone else know what I'm talking about?
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