Keepsake Box, "The Eye Model"

“The Eye Model” Keepsake Box

Giuseppe models the keepsake boxes.

Giuseppe models the keepsake boxes.

This photo has long been one of my favorites, taken in my studio where the lighting was good and Giuseppe was getting drowsy supervising me, hence the bedroom eyes.

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 matte-finish sticker paper with archival waterproof inks and adhere the print to the box. I will occasionally add a varnish as a finish, Box insides are unpainted and 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.

Purchase this keepsake box

This papier-mâché box is hand-painted in matte black paint and the photo adhered to the lid. Box measures 4.25″ diameter x 4″ high. Price includes shipping.

You can also find this keepsake in the following gallery:

Handmade Gift Items

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