by Kelly Hoernig for Linnie Blooms
I love boxes, any and all kinds. I also like to do my part for the environment and recycle or repurpose whenever possible. So, this piece combines both. It is a brie cheese box that I have repurposed into a home décor item but I used an old atlas to decoupage over the front and back labels to help bring my message of peace on earth to the forefront. You will want to tape the box together then gesso the entire piece. Adhere the map pieces to both lids with decoupage then gesso lightly over them to tone back the map info.
For this piece I have used DecoArt Americana acrylics in Blue Mist, Camel, Honey Brown, Bleached Sand, Sea Glass and Heritage Brick. For the adorable canvas pieces, I spray with water first then apply the base colors. I try not to make them even in application so they become mottled when dry. The bird has the most detail. I floated the belly and added some lines for the feather detail. The eye area is filled with BS first then paint the eye details. I added a twirled piece of string and stapled the string and wing to the bird shape. Decoupage all the elements to the box, making sure to leave room on the bottom for the text. Stamp on using your favorite ink and font. Add some nice lines and you are finished.
So, how many of these are you making for the holiday season? After all, you will be serving baked brie right, it is a special little appetizer and the box is so worth it! Easy to make and adds a little pizzazz to any meal. Search for “Pillsbury baked brie” and look at all the wonderful options you have. Let me know how it turns out, can’t wait to hear all about it!