You can also do this Project, using a wooden unfinished jewelry box, on fabric, on chalkboard, or what ever else you may like. In this case I am using a an unfinished wooden jewelry box I found in a craft store.
In this instant I used my own ideas to create the look I want, but you can use a pattern you like or draw up your own design. I am using a fine pen acrylic paint to draw out my design; which is some way out sun flowers.
This next photo is my other design a crow in some sunflowers, again I just free hand drew this onto the wood but you can easy get a pattern that you like and transfer it onto the wood by coloring over the pattern and rubbing it on or tracing over the pattern to transfer. In the picture I am combining a bit of oils and acrylics. I have brushed on the black of the crow with acrylics and some of the orange is acrylics and the yellow are oil pastels that I am blending with a q-tip.
In the photo with the large flower I am adding my oils over the top of the flower which was painted with an orange acrylic paint and the green was also acrylics then I began rubbing the oil pastels in using various colors and sometimes with the q-tip or my fingers and just wiping with a small cloth.
Okay as you can see I am almost done I have my project completed in the oils and acrylics but I want to make this look old and grubby so I am going to add a stain that is walnut in color and oil based. I love how the crow and flowers have come out just the way I wanted, my crow is a bit human looking don't you think?
In this last picture you can see I have rubbed my oil based stain on with a cotton cloth and wiped away the access, now you can stain it too but I suggest using an oil based stain for better results or just leave the stain and and seal with a good sealer. I will mention what all you will need for this project: pencil, transfer paper, pattern of your choice, oil pastels, acrylic paints, q-tips, small pieces of soft cotton cloth, heavy sealer, walnut oil based stain. This can be lots of fun to do, I also want to mention if you are going to stain let the oils and acrylics dry for 2 days at least before staining. This allows the paints to dry good and the pastels to set a bit. I love how mine came out, but then I love the grubby look and bright colors.