The famous designer-decorator Sergey Tregubov is a very economical person, so he easily creates imitations of gold and semiprecious stones using his decorating techniques. Today he will tell you how easy and simple it is to turn an ordinary jewelry box into an antique one.
So, we will need:
- wooden box;
- primer, acrylic paint, gold leaf;
- felt fabric;
- black oil, black contour;
- two-component epoxy resin.
The process of making a box with your own hands
First of all we coat our base with primer. Then we decorate the side walls with the help of gold leaf, having coated the base with glue, and paint the top cover with mint-colored acrylic paint.
In order for the casket to look outstanding not only outside, but also inside, we glue felt fabric previously cut according to the size of the bottom and the cover of the casket.
To give the gold parts of the box “antique” luxury, cover them with a thin layer of black oil.
Now we are creating an imitation of malachite on the cover of the box. For this we cover it with black paint and with the help of a usual strip of corrugated cardboard we make a pattern.
Now you need to fill the cover with epoxy. To do this, you are to apply an acrylic contour around the perimeter of the lid and pour epoxy resin tinted in green on top, spreading it evenly over the surface.
Fasten the decor and lock.
Our casket is ready!