1.) I first covered it with a coat of Zinnser’s Primer. Note that absolutely everything in this house happens at the dining room table. #smallspaceliving
2.) After priming the box lid and base and letting it dry for 30 minutes (the amount of time it took me to paint the other box, photograph them, answer a phone call, email, and then remember what I was doing,) I set to painting it green. I used this green acrylic paint and this black paint.
Note: You should try to paint the green pretty fast. The straightness or waviness doesn’t matter since you are going to mess up the lines anyway. The messier the more organic it looks! Just try to get it on the first shot because it looks kind of jumbled when you have to paint over it. I had to do this once and ended up just putting down another coat of primer so I would have a nice white background to start over with.
3.) Then I set to swirling the lines. I don’t have any pictures of this part because I had to do it so fast. The acrylic paint sets really quickly. I found that just by using the paint brush and varying the sizes of the squiggles (technical term) it looked more original. I also kind of piled the squiggles on one seeming to layer on the other working across the top. If I was going to do a bigger project, like Jenny from LGN, I would definitely recommend buying some fan brushes.
Then I set to doing the same on the sides of the box.