This is a recent make for a friend of my daugher. Painted using PaperArtsy fresco finish paints - these give a brilliant cover, even with one coat. A touch of stencilling and a key to finish things off ! I've made a number of "initials" for presents, some decoupached and some painted, all have gone down well. People who don't craft always think you've spent ages making it. The best thing is it solves what to get teenagers who have everything.