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