Until I placed the head on this elegant 18th century lady's body, replacing her human hands with paws; arranged the portrait against part of a master board I'd already created and fixed it to a Calico MDF plain egg...
A completely different character took shape - an elegant white kitty with clear, blue eyes; a love of gossiping with her feline friends or conversing with feline poets, musicians and wits at her famous salon.
The character taking shape could have been a decorative plaque, but I was beginning to imagine her at home in the boudoir of a fine lady of fashion in the eighteenth century.
I chose one of the Calico trinket boxes and used a Crackle glaze to age it.
Some delicate, script stamping in black, and some gilding along the edges provided the finishing touches.
A tiny brass cabinet knob would help make the box lid easy to remove or replace...
and I added feet in the form of 4 little wooden, blue beads.
I wonder what my box might contain? I imagine it to be an 18th century comfits box. Comfits were nuts, fruits or seeds coated with candy and a very popular confection in the 18th and 19th centuries, or perhaps it contains tooth powder to keep Mistress Kitty's teeth as white as a string of milky pearls. What do you imagine the contents to be? Wherever you are and whatever you're doing, I hope you're feeling inspired by the scent of Spring in the air. Have a great week and see you back here in a fortnight.
Calico Craft Parts Used
Trinket Box (plain, style 2)
Plain MDF Wood Egg Shape
Sheet of Mini MDF Wood Feathers