Monday, December 30, 2013

A Secret Project

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.


Hinge side:


Latch side:


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!



  1. Oh wow, that's absolutely gorgeous, love it!

  2. What a great textured Technic. The box look great. I wonder what will be inside?????

  3. Beautiful, a true work of art.

    Happy New Year to all of you from all of us.

  4. Glad you had a chance to give that technique a whirl... the finished project is just lovely!


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