Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Blueberries and Decoupage

So I found this little wooden box in a charity shop for £1 and had recently purchased a load of lovely old but very worn books, atlas etc.  I decided to cover the box in the index pages of a natural history book and then used the insect pages for my pictures!  It is lovely I think and I really enjoyed making it- my tin trunk is coming along, being made in the same sort of way- will post pics of it when done!

 I decided to place a butterfly inside the lid too.
 Varnishes with high gloss varnish which really protects it.
 And here they are the first of our Welsh Blueberries- and we have loads- just need to stop eating them straight from the bush and let them get to the kitchen!!!  Yum!


  1. Gosh you have been busy, love the box. It is quite relaxing to do isn't it? Not sure i have ever tasted blueberries they are coming along nicely.

  2. Hi Sophie,

    Your works of art are so beautiful! I would like to know what you are speaking of when you say wax.


  3. Marie, thanks so much for your lovely comment! The wax I use is by Annie Sloan produced particularly to complement her chalky paint. I use a combination of clear and dark wax. Check out her website http://www.anniesloan.com/