French Bridal Bombay

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From Northern France, the Alsace Region, comes this stylized old tradition of flower and bird painting on coffers and boxes, which were usually used for love gifts.  Here I present my own interpretation of this style, using more jewel like colors and beautiful strokework techniques.  This design appears in Jo Sonja's book "Bridal Painting"

Surface and Design Bundle

Bundle includes the unfinished Bombay box, photos, instructions and patterns to paint the design shown here.  The unfinished box is expertly crafted from poplar and measures 17" long, 13" wide and 12" tall.

Painting Medium of choice
All Purpose Sealer
Retarder Medium

Jo Sonja’s Artist’s Colors
Napthol Red Light
Red Violet
Red Earth
Brown Madder
Napthol Crimson
Arylide Yellow
Yellow Orange
Yellow Oxide
Raw Sienna
Gold Oxide
Yellow Green
Tree Frog Green
Brilliant Green
Pthalo Green
Pthalo Blue
Blue Violet
Diox Purple
Burnt Sienna
Wild Grape
Brown Earth
Provincial Beige
Carbon Black
Unbleached Titanium
Titanium White

Special Effect Colors
Red Iridescent
Gold Iridescent
Green Iridescent
Turquoise Iridescent
Blue Iridescent
Violet Iridescent
Rich Gold
Pale Gold
Pearl White
Gold Dust
Opal Dust

#3-4 round, #2, 4, 6 filbert - Basic painting
#1-2 short liner - Fine details
1/2" Oval Wash - Applying Retarder Medium
3/4" mop - Blending out Retarder or large areas of paint
3/4" Oval Wash - For large areas of color, varnish and paint
Old brushes - Applying glitter