Monday, September 26, 2011

Miniature Boxes

One of the tools we used a lot at the Guild School was a small square. It was a tool I owned before, but I reach for it a lot more frequently after the class! It made the construction of these boxes much quicker. I didn't even have to pull out my ruler!
This blue box was my first attempt. It's about 1" across.

Next came a green box covered in antique "scrap" images. It's difficult to see, but I painted the edges of the lid the same blue as the box above.

 The insides of these first two boxes are painted the same color as the exteriors.
Next came a rusty red box...
with compartments to store some of my hand cut dollhouse paper dolls. I still want to design a label for this.
Last of all was a painting set.
The tray is stored snugly inside the box...
but comes out when it's time to paint! I'd like to make a couple paint brushes to round out the set, but my attempts so far are very fragile and look a little awkward. I really wanted to have real bristles, but I'm thinking now that it may be better just to carve the end instead.


  1. Wow, Eliza ... I loved the boxes, they are tiny treasures. :)

  2. Auténticas maravillas, me encantan!
    Un abrazo

  3. Sweet, all of them! My first love it the paint box! How lucky you were to be able to go to the Guild School. :-)

  4. I love them, especially the paint box.

  5. Wow these boxes are wonderful. I love them all.
    Hugs Maria

  6. Lovely painting and your paint box is fabulous!!

  7. They're really fabulous, love the paint box.