Sunday, December 28, 2008

geisha box



this is a 5x7x4-ish file box that I painted and embellished for my sisterish (that's our nickname for each other, she is my bro-in-law's long-term girlfriend) for xmas. i started with a ready-to-go blank board box and lined the inside and the bottom with fabric paper, sealing under and on top with mod podge. i added 3-d gold paint in the inside corners and glued little mirror tiles under the lid. then i painted the outside with 2 coats of black acrylic paint. i mod podged it and then painted a coat of pale ale memories mist to give it a little extra gloss, which also antiqued it a bit (can't see it in the pics so much). i wanted it to look like a real lacquered wood box - the blank board material held up so well with all those coats!!

i rubbed the geisha transfer on the lid and accented it with glossy accents dimensional medium and gold acrylic paint. i glued on the ribbon and button handle, adding 2 little red beads in the button holes. this was really enjoyable to make, I'm having fun with acrylic paints and 3-D stuff...i entered this for mixed media monday's challenge of "what you liked doing in 2008"


19 comments:

  1. How gorgeous! Love the altered candy tin too!

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  2. So what was sisterish's reaction?
    Nice gift..looks great.

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  3. Your art pieces are absolutely stunning...so glad you came to my blog so I oould find my way to yours. Your work is beautiful!

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  4. i love yoour art. beautiful!

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  5. Oh that is so beautiful what a gorgeous thing to make
    Hugs June

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  6. This is stunningly beautiful. Your "sisterish" should be very happy to see the love and talent you've sent her way!

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  7. Very stylish. Happy Newyear to you.

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  8. Wow, I love these blank board products they are such fun and this looks wonderful,

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  9. I have several Japanese lacquered objects, and believe me, this does indeed look like one of the lacquered boxes! What a gorgeous work of art! So beautiful.

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  10. Sisterish here :-)

    The Geisha box is even more lovely in person than in the pics. Lucky me, Lisa even filled it with love.

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  11. Art that is given to others is the best art to make. And your box is wonderful.

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  12. This is a stunning box! Love the asian theme too! Happy New Year!

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  13. Love your box it is so elegant, the black colour and the asien images are perfeckt.

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  14. Your box is stunning, inside and out. What a fantastic gift! Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  15. this is marvellous and I love your little altered tin as well

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  16. This is one stunning box - your "sisterish" is a very lucky lady! Diane

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  17. Wow! Very elegant and so neatly made.

    Happy New Year!

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