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Vintage style is gaining more and more popularity today, and old things with time stamps are increasingly becoming an interior decoration. However, not everyone has the opportunity to get a truly vintage thing. An excellent solution will be the independent manufacture of antique imitation items. It is also a good way to show your creativity.
So, let's try to make a box in vintage style. Such a little thing will look very impressive on a ladies table, in addition, it is very convenient for storing jewelry.

For work, we need:
1. Wooden blank box. It is better to choose a dark wood box so that it immediately looks “more vintage”.
2. The primer.
3. PVA glue, scissors, pencil, brushes, sponge.
4. Decoupage card with a suitable image. For this master class a decoupage card with an old postcard was chosen.
5. White lace.
6. Acrylic paints.
7. 3D Potch.
8. Acrylic varnish.

For work we need

Now that everything is ready, you can proceed to the most interesting. We begin to decorate the box.

First step. First of all, we need to fit the decoupage card to the box cover. To do this, turn the card over, put the box on it with the lid down and draw a circle around it. Cut and fit again, if necessary.
After the image for the cover is ready, you can start applying it. To do this, pour a little PVA glue into a container, take a flat brush and glue the box cover with glue. Then gently apply the decoupage card while lubricating it with glue on top. It is not scary if white stripes from glue are visible - PVA tends to become transparent when it dries.

glue decoupage card

we glue the sections

We try to glue the card carefully so that there are no air bubbles and creases. If they appear, carefully raise the card by pulling the dry edge and re-glue the problem areas with glue. Leave the lid to dry and proceed to work on the bottom of the casket.

Second phase. It was decided to decorate the bottom of the box with lace. We measure the required length and cut off a strip of lace.

We measure the necessary length

So that the lace does not look so new and white (after all, we have a vintage-style casket), we will try to age it a little. To do this, take acrylic paints and spread on the back of the ceramic plate a dirty beige color, in tone with the lightest color on the box lid. We put lace on an old newspaper or magazine so as not to stain the table. Dip a sponge into the resulting paint and apply it to the lace. We apply until we achieve the desired darkening effect from time to time. Now laces look not so new anymore.

try to age it a little

We wait until the laces have dried, turn them over with the back side and grease with PVA glue. And then gently glue to the bottom of the box and leave to dry.

grease PVA glue

glue tape

The third stage. Now you can do the inside of the box. First, completely prime the entire surface so that the paint is better, and let the primer dry.

let the primer dry

Then we paint the inside in some contrasting color so that the box does not look so gloomy. In this master class, it was decided to paint the casket from the inside in pink, which is in harmony with the bouquet of flowers in the girl’s hands on the lid. Again, mix the appropriate color on the back of the plate and paint the casket from the inside. We are waiting for drying.
To the inner part of the box in harmony with the outside, it can also be decorated with lace. Cut a thinner strip of lace and glue it to the lid of the casket from the inside in the same way.

paint the inside

The fourth stage. Back to the lid again.So that the decoupage card is not so striking, but smoothly transitions to the tone of the box, spread the brown paint and apply it with a sponge along the edges of the lid.

paint with a sponge on the edges of the lid

And to “revive” the girl and give the image volume, we use a 3D-Potch. We take the tube and gently circle the image first along the path, then next to the path, and continue to circle again and again until the image is completely filled.

give volume an image

circle again and again

Leave the potch to dry. This takes quite a lot of time, so it is best to leave the box all night. When the streak dries, the image will again become completely transparent, only now voluminous.

The fifth stage. The last thing we need to do is cover the finished box with acrylic varnish. We cover both outside and inside, in two layers, with an interval of 20-30 minutes, and wait for complete drying, which takes about a day.
After that, the box can be safely used to store vintage jewelry and more.

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