One of the most dramatic of all colour combinations is gold ornamentation upon a plain black background. Often utilised in the exquisite traditional lacquerware of Asia, the striking contrast it creates adds a touch of class when applied to almost anything, from jewellery and mosaics to simple finger paintings made by toddlers. Household waste-products such as bottles, cans, and cardboard boxes can be transformed dramatically and given a new lease of life, simply with a coat of black paint and embellishments in gold paint, gel pen, glitter glue and adhesive rhinestones.
This activity focuses on up-cycling small cardboard boxes into items of great beauty: treasure boxes to store your most prized possessions. Whether you purchase specially made craft boxes or source small cardboard boxes free of charge from your local supermarket or hardware store, simply by following these steps your humble box can be totally transformed into an beautiful handcrafted item that will make a delightful gift for someone special.
: Taking into account the time for drying the paint and glitter glue, this activity will take at least a few hours. Alternatively, it can be stretched over a couple of days.
: 5-10's, Over 10's, Parent Craft
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