Faux Malachite how to.
Malachite looks great with a little gold (or a lot of gold).
A not so true rendition of malachite also works.
You're in charge, you're the painter.
You will need black and green acrylic paint, a wide foam brush and about 3 to 4 torn cardboard pieces, different sizes.
Start with black and add green.
I added a little yellow to my green because I didn't have the right green.
Blend a little.
With cardboard pieces start making circles
Overlapping circles and using different sized cardboard pieces.
Practice a few times. You can add a paint conditioner (Floetrol) for more "open" time or spritz with a little water.
You'll find many examples of malachite on the Internet.
When painting boxes seal paint with clear acrylic sealer for extra shine.
Paint should not be too thick. You want a smooth and even surface.
Same idea (swirling paint around on paper) produces a fine stack of greeting cards.
Happy painting my dear Friends, and have a great remainder of the week.