I’ve been considering floral-themed keepsake boxes for a while and it’s finally the season. I’ve had a stack of blank keepsake boxes just asking to be decorated and I used some of my favorite paintings to decorate them. I’ve made them look like something I’d like in my own bedroom.
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. Use for storage for small items, photos or special keepsakes, or use as gift boxes.
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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The Perfect Place
This box has my painting “The Perfect Place” on the top, painted with deep forest green and sides embellished with a cutout of the flowers from the painting. Box measures 11″ x 9″ x 5″ high. Price includes shipping.
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Just one little careful study of sun on the bench and flowers, from anothers’ garden. My own garden bench should be so well landscaped.
Tea for Tulips
This box has my painting “Tea for Tulips” on the top, trimmed with rich red and sides finished with a cream and antique silver crackle glaze. Box measures 9″ in diameter x 5″ high. Price includes shipping.
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I knew I’d love to paint the tulips, but I really needed to learn to paint the rust on the teapot. I intentionally kept the background vague and loose in shades of green and neutral tones to complement the brilliant reds, oranges and yellows and extreme detail in each of the tulips. The frothy white curtain, minimally worked, rests atop the flowers as if a spring breeze from the open window has whipped it up and gracefully placed it there.
My Mother’s Columbines
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. Box measures 9″ in diameter x 5″ high. Price includes shipping.
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Another piece borne of January inspiration in my seed and flower catalogs, this little bunch of columbines was so joyful that it stayed with me. One of my favorite flowers, it is also a favorite of my mother, and I gave this 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.
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