Well here I am - back again - it's been a long time.
This is a wooden cheese box which I painted inside and out
with metallic blues,and pearls.
I used my favourite stamp - the mermaid goddess, and also used a stencil to make a seabed like pattern of seaweed
I managed to find some embroidered edging that reminded me of waves. It is decorated with sew on little seed beads and 'pearls'. I happend to find it in a little haberdashery shop which finished it off perfectly I thought.
The mermaid has been finished with a watery pearl wash then sealed to give it a lovely watery finish.
It's off in the post tomorrow for a swap. My husband asked, 'Can't you keep it and send something else?' Maybe I can make myself one - but two never turn out the same do they. That is the joy of crafting.