Just a quick update as I realised I hadn't blogged a money box I made recently.
The photos aren't great but basically I use the tin/cardboard tubes from whiskey bottles to create money boxes. This one was especially poignant as it was the last bottle my father had before his death so I decided to make a money box for my mum.
I start by gesso'ing the tube to create an even layer then add torn papers and emphemera. I often add a watered down gesso layer to blend everything together adding gems, items of importance, ink dirbbles, stencils etc.
I cut a slit to add the money and the sunflowers are torn from napkins with a lady bird added
I added leather die cut flowers, buttons, the word 'Mum' from metal etc
I then applied several top coats of a spray varnish to protect it all.
Full of sentimental value and made with love