Decorative Box Inspired by Hungarian Folk Art

Hello everyone,

It’s Vini here today. Each country has its own  culture and identity.  I have created a project inspired  by embroidery motifs and white brick walls of the beautiful  country ‘Hungary’. The motifs are mostly flowers and birds characterized by bright colours.

I have worked with the water based Little Birdie Archival Multi-Surface paints here, which are non-toxic, have high coverage, do not require varnish for sealing and can be used on a variety of surfaces. I have used the paints on wood and marble for this project and I am very satisfied with this new range of paints!

Lets begin with the project!

I painted a raw MDF box with Iris Bloom multi-surface paint.  I achieved a good finish in one coat of the paint without having to use gesso. The paint also dries very fast.

I took a piece of marble that could align with the top of the box and painted Hungarian motifs with different colours of the multi-surface paints. To do this, I found a perfect Little Birdie folk art stencil with the motifs I needed!

Stenciling can be difficult on a surface like marble so I traced the motifs with a pen and then painted with a fine tipped brush.

In the same way, I used the stencils Live life in full bloom and Believe
and painted words with the Black Pearl – Multi-surface paints.
Further, I filled up the space with tiny dots and flowers using the muti-surface paints with a brush. Here is how the top looks!

I added clay ropes made of air dry clay on two sides of the marble to give it a better finished look.

Next, I added a brick pattern on all four sides of the box with white chalk paint Tattered Lace , stencil Rectangle jumble ,and a stencil brush from the store. Here is how the side looks.

To continue with the pattern on the top, I painted some birds and branches with the multi-surface paints over the brick stenciling with the help of the stencil – Chirpy heaven.

This is the final look of my box. Hope it makes you as happy as it made me!

I am excited to inform you  that all these products come with a unique QR code!

Point your mobile phone at the QR code on the product & scan them  to take you directly to our YouTube links where you can see how each of these products are used! Check out all our new products for QR codes in the future ( this will be either on the label or on cap of the bottle).

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