Saturday, September 02, 2006

Collage box

Collage box
Originally uploaded by GroggyFroggy.

I think this is the tiniest pair I've painted to date. I fretted over starting on them for weeks. They were so adorably small I didn't want to mess them up.

I got this idea from a shabby chic girl's box I saw at I thought maybe people will be more inclined to buy the shoes if they're more on top of a box. lol So, I painted this box and hot glued the shoes on.

I love the rich colors. The guy on top comes from a children's book of fairy tales. The inside of the lid and box and the bottom are decoupaged with children's nursery rhymes.

Collage box

Collage box

Collage box

It has about 3 coats of mod podge over it and then 2-3 more coats of acrylic sealant. I don't think you can see it, but where the shoes are green, they have a yellow design that matches the yellow design on the "East Wind's" green trim.

Collage box

I really enjoyed doing this. The sides of the box were already me...a long time ago. I sanded it to repaint but then loved the antiqued/worn effect the sanding I didn't repaint the sides.

I'm also painting a letter holder today. I got it a while back at a yard sale. It's such a nice, cool sunny day and I've really been enjoying sitting out on the porch with the paints.

The poor Fed Ex guy..I didn't hear him come to the door and he had to step over all my paints and the box and mess. lol He brought Tim some motorcycle stuff.

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend. Talk to ya later.


Hulda said...

It was really a good idea to make that collage box with the small shoes on. And i like the collage too. Cute! Fun with the man that had to see all your paintings! I am waiting for your next mail! I hope you will stop by me, yesterday I made an autumn wreath.

Amy said...

What a great idea. I have *got* to get myself some modge podge!

Lisa said...

Hulda, thanks. I thought it turned out pretty well. I love, love, love your wreath!

Yes, get mod podge! I have the matte finish. I'm thinking I need to try the glossy next. It lasts a long time if you don't forget about it and let it dry up. Not that I'd know anything about that. :)