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North Woods Gift Box

Americana® Acrylics

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North Woods Gift Box

designed by DecoArt Design Team

Any outdoors person on your holiday gift list will appreciate this special box.

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Learn more about Americana® Acrylics.

SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Alizarin Crimson (DA179)
  • Dark Chocolate (DAO65)
  • Honey Brown (DA163)
  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)
  • Plantation Pine (DA113)
  • Sand (DAO4)

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • DuraClear® Matte Varnish (DS60)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #6 flat brush
  • #0 liner brush
  • small bear cookie cutter (optional)
  • small round box with lid

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Remove the lid from the box and set aside. Use a 3/4" flat brush to paint the inside and outside of the box Alizarin Crimson. Give only the inside a second coat.
  2. Paint the inside of the lid and the outside rim Plantation Pine. Repeat for a second coat.
  3. Paint the top of the lid Honey Brown. Repeat for a second coat.
  4. Using the #6 flat brush, paint a Plantation Pine border around the top of the Honey Brown lid.
  5. Use the #0 liner brush to paint plaid on the outside of the box: paint lines using Plantation Pine, then Honey Brown, followed by Sand, and finishing up with Dark Chocolate.
  6. Trace and transfer the bear silhouette or use a bear cookie cutter to create the pattern. Use a #6 flat brush and Lamp Black to paint the bear.
  7. When everything is dry, give the entire box, inside and out, and the lid two coats of DuraClear Matte Varnish.