Usually at any given time I have a couple of UFOs hanging out in my studio with me. Unfinished objects who mock me from their dusty corners. Thankfully I am really good at tuning out their cries, because sometimes I just don't have a good idea on how to wrap something up. As much as I wanted to finish this little leather box, I was having trouble with how to decorate it.
This is what I started with. I was pretty sure that napkin that Yvonne Yam passed my way would look great with that wood piece that I have been hoarding. After trying a few things with the wood piece, it wasn't working so the box sat covered with gesso & the napkin for several months waiting for inspiration.
Finally decided that I needed to decorate the sides with washi tape, glue on the feet, and see what it looked like at that point.
I opted to use a little spray paint at that point to dull down the shiny tape and cover the inside. Worked a treat! Then I was able to wrap up the top with some roses that I upcycled from the Restore.
Here is a close up of the top. You can see some of the napkin peeking out from under the roses. I added that metal frame with the vintage image for a focal point.
Now it's done and no longer mocking me, it's quite a relief!
Happy Hump Day!