A friend of us is a skipper and he owns a pretty sailboat, he loves the sea and goes sailing with his family as much as the weather permits. He was turning 60 and invited us to his party so I thought something nautical could be something he would like.
I don’t find it easy to make things for men; women are easy, we love almost everything! So I decided a box would be our present, he could use it at home or at the office.
It started like this. I gave it a light coat of paint and traced the shape of the clasp because I didn’t want it covered.
I applied a coat of watered white glue on one side. I used a 1:1 ratio.
Here it comes the secret material… drum roll please… a kitchen towel! I glued it to the box, leaving some creases.
I added more glue and another kitchen towel so it would have more texture.
I repeated the process on all sides except on the top. I had printed a beautiful image and decoupaged it there.
Then I took some dark wax and a rag and rubbed all sides with it to give the box a leather look. I finished it with two coats of varnish for protection. Doesn’t is seem real old leather?
He liked the present and we had a wonderful party… after all, Italians and Spanish are quite alike so there were excellent food and good music all day long!
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