Made by Diane
First, I want to thank Jonni for creating such a caring and sharing community and for her eagerness to educate and share her knowledge!! She is always willing and prompt! at answering questions. Jonni, how about a FAQ tab on your website that would be a resource for all our questions. The community can then find the answers there rather than you answering the same questions over and over!
Often the discussions and questions are about “how to get a really smooth surface”. I’m experimenting with the opposite. I like texture and embellishments.
This is a box that I created from paper mache clay, embellished with antique paper, flowers that I dried, a stone as a knob and handmade that I made and then printed on. Each side is different.
I made it for the family of a dear friend that just died so they could write their feelings, thoughts, hopes and wishes on some of the handmade paper and put them in the “feelings box”.
When I was out for a walk I saw a stone that sparkled in the sunlight and thought it would be perfect as a knob. Like my friend, it was strong and sparkled. The psalm that I printed on the handmade paper was read at her funeral. Since I didn’t have time to make a new box and have it fully dry, I took one I made earlier and completely changed the look.