I got a wooden box from the flea market over the weekend. I altered it into a shabby white box and thought I'd share a tutorial of it today :).
This is just another way of making a box looks old. I first glued brown tissue paper all over the box, and let it dried.
Tissue paper still wet with glue.
The original box.
After tissue paper has dried.
Then I dry-brushed some gesso all over the box, with a single objective to get imperfect brush strokes, LOL. Just go crazy, left a patch here and there :). I dried this first before moving on painting inside the box. [That way you won't leave finger prints on the wet gesso].
Painted the inside with leftover gesso.
I then, sanded off the surfaces and all the edges.
In doing so, I partially torn off the tissue paper, do you see it?. Think I like that :).
Further distressed the box by inking all the edges with Timber Brown Stazon.
I even stamped the inside edges.