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Colorful Art Caddy with Inspirational Quote

Americana® Acrylics

Colorful Art Caddy with Inspirational Quote
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Colorful Art Caddy with Inspirational Quote

designed by PLA Schneider

This art caddy gets inspiration from a quote and its color from Americana® Acrylics.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Cadmium Yellow (DAO10)
  • Hauser Light Green (DA131)
  • Jack-O'-Lantern Orange (DA229)
  • Snow (Titanium) White (DAO1)

Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Matte Decou-Page (DS106)

DecoArt Opaque Glass Paint Marker

  • Black (DGPM64)
  • Orange (DGPM56)

DecoArt® Translucent Glass Paint Marker™

  • Fuchsia (DGPM04)
  • Turquoise (DGPM10)

Other supplies

  • scissors
  • Mason jars (small: 3)
  • tissue paper (yellow, light blue, green)
  • small and medium brushes
  • pencil
  • whitewashed box (Michaels)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Use a medium brush to paint the inside of the box in Jack-O'-Lantern Orange. Use a medium brush, saturated with water to create a watercolor effect, and paint the outside of the box in Hauser Light Green, blending to Cadmium Yellow.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a small brush to paint ovals of various sizes throughout the outside of the box in Snow White. Let dry.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Transfer a favorite quote to the outside of the box in pencil. Use a Black Glass Paint Marker to trace the design/quote. Use Fuchsia, Orange, and Turquoise Glass Paint Markers to fill in the letters.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use scissors to cut out tissue paper (in yellow, light blue, green) into small squares.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use a medium brush and Matte Decou-Page to adhere the tissue squares to the Mason jars (one in each color).
    Step 4 Example
  6. Continue adhering the tissue squares to the entire Mason jar, except for the top rim. Let dry.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Place the Mason jars in the box.
    Step 6 Example