My columbines aren’t blooming yet but they will be soon, and I can’t wait. I’ve always loved these unique flowers in all their color combinations and thoroughly enjoyed painting the original watercolor I used on this keepsake box.
This box has my painting “My Mother’s Columbines” on the top, painted with deep forest green and sides embellished with a pattern of smaller images of the painting.
One of my favorite flowers, it is also a favorite of my mother, and I gave the original painting to her as a birthday present one year. She has since passed away and I’ve sold her home, and kept the artwork I’d done. I sold the original to a good friend to give to her mother but this image will always remind me of her.
Box measures 9″ in diameter x 5″ high, unfinished inside. Price includes shipping.
About the keepsakes
Use for storage for small items, photos or special keepsakes, or use as gift boxes.
I choose a variety of papier-mâché boxes from the craft store, envisioning the art I’ll print and decoupage to it and the colors I’ll paint it, and spend a few days creating and embellishing, under feline supervision, of course.
I use soy-based acrylic paints and print my artwork on acid-free matte-finish paper with archival waterproof inks and adhere the print to the box. Box insides are unfinished.
The boxes are handmade in their country of origin and may vary slightly in size and shape or have slight imperfections, but each one is an original and I often make a particular design only once.
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