Thursday, 16 August 2018

Little Curiosity Box by Lesley

Hey people.
Seeing as our glorious summer has taken a down’s got me thinking of Autumn (my most favourite season) I love the colours and how everything changes.....and it also gives me an excuse to go rusty with my work!!

This week I decided to alter a little trinket box.

I started off by painting it with gesso and then gluing it together. I used rust and mustard coloured paint. And then embossed it with rust embossing powder. Giving it fantastic texture.

Along the sides of the boxes, I use a couple of the strung baubles. I know they’re meant for Christmas.......but I just love them!

The front of the box, I used a stencil and crackle paint and then highlighted the the raised areas with gold wax. A few bits from my stash was used to finish off.

For the middle of the box, I meted some wax to and gave it a coat, letting it clump together in places.
Very hard to get a decent photo!

An old book page, screwed up, inked and waxed was added to the back. And then I added a few randoms I had lying on my desk, including a piece of the honeycomb.

As an afterthought, I added a hinge, so the little box will close.

Thanks for reading.

Ingredients used

Strung baubles and holly
MDF trinket box kit, style 2
Sheet of MDF bees and honeycomb


  1. I love Autumn, Lesley and this beautiful little rusty trinket box is the perfect reminder of that season. I love all the little trinkets inside. x

  2. Such a magical and charming assemblage piece, Lesley! Love it!
    Claudia x