Painted wooden box Misty Mawn style

I bought a very ugly homemade wooden box at a thrift store in the beginning of March. When I got the summer issue (in April!) of Cloth paper scissors I knew what I wanted to do with it!

So I painted and collaged over it, and behold, this is how it looks now:

New tea box
Great fun to make, and I’m very pleased with the result!

Tea box cover Close upIf you know her style, you can tell who I’ve been inspired by in this work…

Yes, collage artist Misty Mawn, whose blog I often visit.

She wrote a great article on how she creates these amazing backgrounds on paper and on 3D-items (like boxes) too. I love her style and it was so fun to try to add more paint layers than I usually take the time to do… and creating this Misty Styled Girl was great fun too! I want to decorate more boxes!

Visit Misty to see some great art, or comment below to tell me what you think of my humble attempt on an artsy tea box…

Inside rosy tea box

Short end of tea box

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10 Responses to Painted wooden box Misty Mawn style

  1. imelda says:

    OMG! that’s one cool job!

  2. What a darling box you have created, i like the little detail you added inside too!

  3. Sandra says:

    Lovely! great colors too

  4. ArtsyMama says:

    I love this. Pink and yellow is one of my favorite color combinations. Love all the layers too, just like this weeks theme for Book of Dreams. Great work!

  5. weirdbunny says:

    I love the use of newspaper for her dress.

  6. Regina says:

    I would like to cover my sugar box! I cannot find a link for that magazine on Google!

  7. Dawn says:

    Really nice! I love the colors.

  8. iHanna says:

    When I google cloth paper scissors this is the first link here! :-) Go get it, a great magazine!

  9. fredda says:

    oh oH oh so many of my treaSures deserve to be put in a Pand0ra’s Box like that~

  10. Snowbear says:

    that is a great thing to do with an ugly old box.

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