Here it is.
My beloved recipe box.
I love this thing.
Step 3: Paint with your fingers.
Paint a glaze over your paper to dull the colors.
Glaze is just a fancy way to say lots of water with a little bit of paint.
Dip your fingers in a little bit of white, a little bit of brown, and a lot of water.
Cover the box with a thin layer of paint, then use a wet paper towel to wipe off more paint.
Step 4: Paint with a paper towel.
Dip a squished up paper towel in brown, then in water, and rub it around the edges and corners of your box to make it look aged.
Step 5: Paint with a brush.
Use the colors in your palette to paint shapes, patterns, and designs on your box
Step 6: It's doodle time.
Get out your Sharpie and add doodles to the painted designs on your box.
Add contrast with your white gel pen, and any other ephemera you'd like...
ribbon, buttons, etc.