I hope those of you who celebrated Christmas had a wonderful one. And now that it has passed into history, I think it will be okay for me to show you part of a secret project I was working on to be opened Christmas Eve.
This was a commission piece that I had a terrific blast working on. I love being part of a covert scheme!
I took this plain wooden box and
painted it one of the brightest shades of yellow I had in my paint box. Whoa! Put on your sunglasses!
Then it was time to add some crucial images that conveyed the theme. Looks like just a couple of steps eh?
Nah – when is anything just “a couple of steps”?
Painting the box and adding the images took nine days.
The best, and most nerve wracking, part was adding the other colors.
I knew where I wanted to go and how I planned to get there but I wasn’t absolutely sure if it would turn out like I had hoped.
This is a close-up of a portion of the back side.
This is the front of the piece finished
and a view of the back.
I learned this technique about 4 or 5 years ago and was waiting for just the right project to come along to give it a whirl.
Now I’m looking to begin my first projects for 2014 and I can’t wait to get started!