Friday, August 06, 2010
I found this long slim box awhile ago and thought it could be useful to decorate at some point but I wasn't sure with what. Inspiration hits me at the most ungodly hours sometimes. Today it was at 5am. Tripod was outside, it being a very warm night and he decided that there was an cat intruder he should see off. The sounds of hissing and spitting and growling woke me and I had to get up to sort him out and haul him inside.
Tonight I added some colour to it. I am using watercolour. On wood you say? Yes, I like how it stains the wood instead of painting it and gives it an antique feel. The initial layers are down along with a little silver gild for fishy sheen. Tomorrow I'll add some details and deepen the colours. The box is 8 1/4 x 2 x 2".