Clean out the old chest. If the old painting on it is not artistic or historical value, treat the surface of the subject cloth, pay special attention to the corners and edges of the chest.
Cover the entire surface of the trunkand the main colours. For this you can use a brush, roller or sponge. Depending on the method of application of paint, the trunk will look different. Let it dry completely, follow the instructions on the package with paint. If you want to style it under a vintage that had lain for years in the attic, the box, remove the layer of paint skin on the vertical fins.
Think of a picture that would depict on the cover and the front part of the chest. You can choose a motif that is appropriate to the rest of the interior, or use patterns that are typical, for example, for the Vikings. First, sketch out a drawing on a sheet of paper and then transfer it to the surface of the chest.
Paint the drawing. Use acrylic paint on wood, their main advantage is that they exactly go, do not spread, do not stain hands and clothing. Depending on what kind of image you want to portray, the technique of applying color will be different. For example, you can use a thin brush (2, 3) to create a landscape or scene. And to draw an ornament around the body chestand better to use a stencil and a sponge. Leave until completely dry paint.
Cover all product with a special varnish for wood. If necessary, apply a second coat.
Purchase in store of furniture fittings for a chest. Fasten with screws the side of the handle, the handle on the lid of the chestand the keyhole. You can also attach decorative metal forging on the lid and side frequent products. Make sure that metal parts do not have burrs.
Advice 2: How to draw a treasure chest with a pencil
What a game of pirates without a treasure chest? The chest is absolutely necessary. If there is no time to do it, you can at least draw. Much time it will take, and the tools need only a simple pencil. Well, on paper, of course, even if it is just a piece of Wallpaper.
Trapezoids or rectangles
The treasure chest you can draw, of course, and at an angle. But in this case it is necessary to consider at least the elementary laws of perspective, to calculate a ratio, positioning the line at a right angle. This, of course, also possible to do this but the easiest way to draw the chest - so that he's standing right in front of you. If we consider this subject, you can see that it consists of either two rectangles or a rectangle and a trapezoid, regardless of, he cover is open or closed. Swipe close to the bottom edge of the sheet a horizontal line and mark on it the length of the trunk. From these marks, draw up two lines, mark them on the height of the lower part of the chest and connect the marks between themselves.
If the lower part of the chest will be in the form of a trapezoid, begin drawing with the horizontal line, mark the length of the bottom, slide at an angle of a side edge and connect the ends.
At some distance from the upper line of the guide parallel to it direct, it will be the bottom lid of the open trunk. He was breaking from the right gold coins and emerald beads, so they will be visible between these lines. And then everything is quite simple. Draw a line on this rectangle to the altitude, what do you think is acceptable.
The chests, by the way, were very different, some cover was placed almost above the bottom.
Decorate the chest
The creators of the chests showed outstanding creativity and vivid imagination. The chest was strong, beautiful and intricate lock. Upholster the trunk forged iron. To do this, just need to paint along edges, and bottom edges of the main part and covers parallel lines, adorning their fancy hats of nails. Moreover, the trunk lid may be rounded, that is, the edges better to make is not strictly vertical, and at a very slight angle. In the middle of the lid and bottom, draw a castle with an overlay. The pirates, of course, covered their chests and padlocks, but it was not the most reliable thing. Mortise lock is stronger and more beautiful. The chest you can decorate intricate designs – floral or geometric patterns, animal silhouettes, etc.
Add beads (rows of dots), chains with links of various shapes and other decorations. Among the treasures can be of different coins, which on a horizontal plane will seem ovals, precious stones of all kinds and types. Diamonds, rubies and emeralds are drawn just in the form of polyhedra of different sizes.