I have a stash of boxes to alter; tin, wood, plastic and cardboard. I’m extremely intimidated by them though, so they just sit on a shelf and stare down at me collecting dust and wondering if I will ever give any of them a coveted spot on my art table and lather them with painted attention. I finally grabbed one of the smallest, and jumped in. I chose this one because I had two exactly the same, so if I “messed up” I could toss it and still have one more to conquer.
Thank you Apple for your contribution – you make some mighty fine durable plastic boxes! I started by adding a nice thick icing of modeling paste to the box, to embed the buttons in.The center piece is a pin that I had in my jewelry box, purchased a couple of decades ago at JC Penney’s. While the top dries, I made some feet for the bottom. I painted some wooden pieces black and gave them a couple of coats of clear nail polish for a varnished finish and hot glued them to the bottom.The box was painted with black paint, for dimension, and topped with bronze and rust metallic paint and highlighted with gold.