I recently streamed Flyboys on netflix and loved the graphics on the WWI French fighter planes.
I also enjoyed the story line and... well...The Flyboys.
I had a old flatware storage box laying around and decided to upcycle it to a storage box.
All of the inside was removed . Note to self check the base of the box and remove the nails before attempting to rip out flatware brackets. I scraped all of the residue out and made sure all the dust was removed.
Painted the box white with Southern Honey Blache and let dry completely. I then used frog tape, determine where I wanted the edge of the stripes to be and taped burnishing the edges. I then applied a loose coat of Southern Honey Maurice blue and opposite side Annie Sloan Emperors silk red. While the paint was drying I cut a stencil with the Silhouette mimicking the number on the tail rudder of the graphics (found on pinterest) on the fighter plane decoupaged to the inner lid.
I cut a 8.5 x 11inch. sheet of map and ran it though the printer to add the Plane graphics. I first attempted to print onto vellum then decoupage. This was a fail because the vellum really wrinkled up after the Modge Podge was applied. Also apply Modge Podge with as little strokes as possible as not to smudge the ink. Let a thin coat dry completely then add a thicker second.
The Box was sanded then a clear coat of Annie Sloan wax followed by a light coat of AS dark wax ..and 1000 grit buffing at the end. This would look great with pens pencils , treasures or K cups on the kitchen counter .
This was a easy quick project the most time was spent watching paint and glue dry.
I hope this post finds you anticipating Spring.