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I Heart You Wooden Photo Box

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

I Heart You Wooden Photo Box
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I Heart You Wooden Photo Box

designed by Katie Smith

Add heartfelt color to a wooden box with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Gloss Decou-Page (DS101)

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Black Tie (DA539)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Gold (Metallic) (DA553)
  • Pink Tropics (DA561)

Glamour Dust™ Sprinkle-On Glitter

  • Gold (DS61)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • pencil
  • tape (decorative; pink)
  • 1" flat brush
  • #4 round brush
  • photo of your choice
  • medium wooden box
  • construction paper (pink)


NOTE: Allow paint to dry fully before continuing onto the next step.

  1. Print off and cut out the heart pattern. Using a pencil and the tracing and transfer papers, transfer the heart onto the top of the box.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a 1" flat brush and Gold (Metallic) to paint the box. (Leave the heart and lid edge unpainted.)
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a #4 round brush and Pink Tropics to paint the inside of the heart as well as the sides of the lid.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Create five mixes: (1) part Pink Tropics with (2) parts Cotton Ball; (1) part Pink Tropics with (1) part Cotton Ball; (1) part Pink Tropics with (1) part Black Tie; (1) part Pink Tropics with (2) parts Black Tie; and (1) part Pink Tropics with (3) parts Black Tie.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Paint in the heart with a #4 round brush.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Paint the lightest color mix onto the left side of the heart. Paint the darker mixes onto the right side. (Refer to the final photo for color placement.)
    Step 5 Example
  7. Being careful to stay outside of the heart, brush the lid with Americana Gloss Decou-Page and sprinkle Gold Glamour Dust on top while it is still wet.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Brush off any excess glitter and apply another coat of Decou-Page on top of the Glamour Dust for extra hold.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Open the box and paint the inside edges with Pink Tropics.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Print photos at 3" x 5" (or the appropriate size for the box). Mat them with pink construction paper and add decorative tape tabs.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Place the photos inside of the box.
    Step 10 Example
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