The inside of the box is painted with gouache and sealed, and the paintings are on tissue and were added on using matte medium.
I need to take better photos of the inside without such harsh shadows. The girl is made from air dry clay, the cat is needle felted and the blanket is painted and sealed tissue paper. The mirror is from the Thames bank. I like a mirror in my home. It is fixed in place with hot glue-it is all very lightweight so it has held ok. The whole process has been quite long but enjoyable. However, I was very nervous when it came to assembling it all this morning! I was relieved when I had done it!
I have left the original cigar box labels uncovered as they are so pretty. The cat on the base is a Victorian (facsimile) scrap I have had for ages and really like.