An old technique for decorating wood .
Prepare wood by sanding smooth & seal with sanding sealer.
I used Indian ink in black and some staining with red/orange.
The box was just a cheap unfinished one I picked up at Ikea. The blocks were just bits of old wood I had hanging around - so it works on new or old material so long as the preparation is good.
The two floral patterns came from some research into William Morris's work
Not sure what inspired me to do this one though but it's quite cool.