Preparation - cleaned the blanket box thoroughly with AUTENTICO OMNICLEAN which is a furniture and wall degreasing agent to thoroughly clean the surface in preparation for painting.
The box was then sanded, this is to help the paint products to adhere to the surface properly for a lasting finish, then relearned to remove any loose material and dust.
I then left it over night to dry.
Appliqués - the flowers and leaves were then made using DAS moulding clay made the flowers and leaves, while still soft I wood glued them straight on to the box and used masking tape to hold them down so the edges would not curl up as they dried, I then left it for 48 till they was completely dried.
Painting - the fun part I used AUTENTICO METALLICO Bright Gold, Old Gold and Ancient Copper only because this item was to match the gold chair for a bedroom set, but there are lots of colours to choose from.
I put a base coat of Ancient Copper around the flowers and leaves to really get it into all the nooks and crannies, the using a sea sponge and bubble wrap I alternated between all the three colours to really blend them together and left it to dry overnight as it looks totally different when it’s dried it self levels.
I went back and checked it to make sure I was happy with the results or if any touch ups was needed but it was great.
Tip- I do prefer putting a white primer on first usually as it makes the colours seem more brighter.
Cleaning - clean all your brushes and tools in warm soapy water as soon as you have finished with them.