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
Jo Sonja’s Artist’s Colors
Napthol Red Light
Tree Frog Green
Special Effect Colors
#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