I've added crackle painting to my favorite list of techniques. For this box, I used the 3 step method of painting to create a imitation wood look to a box I bought at Hobby Lobby. After the 3rd painted layer dried I adhered a piece of Graphic 45 Communique paper to the top of the box and Tim Holtz corners to each of the 4 corners. Tim Holtz feet were then added at the bottom corners. I used E6000 to glue each of the metal Holtz pieces to the box.
Well it was ok, the crackle paint in 2 shades of brown had the look of wood, which is pretty cool., but the top just seemed to look too ordinary. So I decided a change needed to be made and I took the drastic step to rip the paper off the box in two spots! Next after securing the uneven edges on the box with glue, I darkened the paper's white edges with Tim Holtz distress ink. I used that same ink to darken the box in the areas that no longer were covered with the paper.
Now finally the box is finished and has this wonderful old world look! The box will make a really nice gift for my son's birthday and can hold some of his many small trinkets!