Last week, I was summoned back into the classroom by my son’s teacher for help with a project for Mother’s Day. I thought it would be fun to faux finish jewelry boxes with the kids, and the results were spectacular!
We began by having them paint the boxes with a base coat of brown acrylic paint. When it was dry, a coat of white school glue was applied. When the glue began to get tacky – a contrasting coat of paint was brushed over the glue.
I was thrilled at the outcome – each box was totally unique, the textures they produced were gorgeous!
We also made simple brooches to put in the jewelry boxes – using wooden disks with patterned paper and fabric scraps.
If you’re interested in the faux finishing process, there’s a tutorial here.