I have a really good friend who likes crafts and art. We always give each other handmade gifts and it's a big problem for me figuring out what to give her. In the past I have made for her mini albums, frames, a magnet board and other home décor pieces but this time I was stuck. I finally decided to try something new. I love quilling, I like to embellish my cards with it and even my layouts, but I wanted to see if I can embellish a box with it.
First, I covered a wooden box with two coats of acrylic paint. Then I created my quilling shapes and adhered them to the box. My main problem was how to make sure that the quilling shapes would last. A box is something that is displayed and needs to be cleaned, and quilled shapes are very gentile. My solution was liquid lacquer spray. I sprayed the box with the quilling on it. After it dried, the spray gave the box a beautiful glossy finish and hardened the paper. What a discovery!
By the way, my friend loved it!!