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Fluid Art l DIY Neon Pencil Box

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Fluid Art l DIY Neon Pencil Box
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Fluid Art l DIY Neon Pencil Box

designed by Crimson Duvall

Upcycle a pencil box using Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics and DecoArt® Pouring Medium™.

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Learn more about Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.


Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Blue (Neon) (DA559)
  • Green (Neon) (DA558)
  • Pink (Neon) (DA555)
  • White Birch (DA501)

DecoArt® Pouring Medium™

  • Pouring Medium (DS135)

Other supplies

  • sandpaper (fine-grit)
  • craft sticks
  • pencil box (plastic)
  • disposable cups (for paint mixing/pouring)
  • grate (reusable or aluminum foil pan)


  1. Gather the materials.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Remove any stickers from the plastic pencil box.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Lightly sand the entire exterior surface of the pencil box.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Using four disposable cups, mix Pouring Medium with Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic color: Pink (Neon), Blue (Neon), Green (Neon), and White Birch. (Follow the instructions on the Pouring Medium bottle for the paint/medium mix ratios.) Use a craft stick to mix paint each cup thoroughly.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Lay the pencil box flat on a protected surface. (TIP: I prefer a reusable grate so the excess paint can drip off.) Pour each color onto the surface randomly. (This is a direct pour.) Lift and move around the box carefully to allow the paint to move and swirl to create a design. When you are happy with the look, lay it flat again and allow it to dry completely.
    Step 4 Example
  6. This is a fun way to update old school supplies. Kids will love to make and use this neon pencil box.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Add with other neon paint-poured objects to make a whole desk set.
    Step 6 Example