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Jewellery Box

By: Creative Journey
August 20, 2015

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Jewellery Box
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Give new life to an old box with the DecoArt Media Line of products.

Items needed:

  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Gesso - White
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Crackle Paste - White
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Texture Sand Paste
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Medium Grey Value 6
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Dark Grey Value 3
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Carbon Black
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Dioxazine Purple
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Green Gold
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Burnt Umber
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Metallic Gold


Sanded down the box to remove an existing paint finish.

Instruction #1 - 144
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Painted with Gesso.

Instruction #2 - 253
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Apply crackle paste with a palette knife.

Instruction #3 - 398
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The box was painted with a mix of the following Media Fluid colours,
I wanted to create a quite natural slate grey colour that had a subtle purple tone by using Medium Grey Value 6, Dark grey value 3, Carbon Black Dioxazine Purple and Green Gold.

Instruction #4 - 495
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Applied Elegant Finish- Glorious Gold to the interior.

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The embellishments for the top and sides were covered in Media Metallic gold.

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I then decided to add Texture sand to add additional detail to the embellishments on the lid, followed with a further coat of the Metallic Gold.

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Apply Carbon Black Antiquing cream with a brush and allow to dry and wipe back with a soft cloth to enhance the crackle effect.

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Applied the decorative detailing and embellishments with Liquid Glass.

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The decorative trim and lid embellishment were distressed with Burnt Umber and Carbon black.

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The feet were silver beads that I fixed with panel pins, coloured in the same method as the other metallic detail.

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Coloured the Glass Knob with Alcohol Ink and applied with Liquid Glass.

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Instruction #13 - Detail
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Wow - what a FABULOUS tutorial Jools. You had super pictures of each step along with the product... perfection! And your box is STUNNINGLY ELEGANT and STRIKINGLY BEAUTIFUL. I have had liquid glass on my wish list for awhile and you used it in your last two projects... I think I am off to purchase it now!!! Totally adore your box. Thanks bunches for your continued inspiration. j.


August 21, 2015

Wow, Jools! What a transformation! I love this jewelry box! Great crackle and trims, etc. Love it!

Candy Colwell

August 27, 2015

Superb transformation Jools and I must get myself some of the media gold paint. Julie x

Julie Lavalette

September 5, 2015

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