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Raccoon Valentine Gift Box

Americana® Acrylics

Raccoon Valentine Gift Box
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Raccoon Valentine Gift Box

designed by DecoArt Design Team

Send Valentine greetings to your sweetie with Americana® Acrylics and this high-flying critter.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Asphaltum (DA180)
  • Baby Blue (DAO42)
  • Baby Pink (DAO31)
  • Cadmium Yellow (DAO10)
  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)
  • Peony Pink (DA215)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • sandpaper (150-grit)
  • toothpicks
  • #4 flat shader brush
  • #0 spotter brush
  • 1/2" wash/glaze brush
  • stylus or ballpoint pen
  • black ultra-fine felt tip pen (LePen)
  • #2 flat shader brush
  • #1 flat shader brush
  • wooden candy box (4-1/4" x 5-3/4" x 1-7/8")

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Allow paint to dry between colors, coats, and steps.

  1. Sand the box smooth with 150-grit sandpaper and remove any dust with a damp paper towel.
  2. Copy the pattern onto tracing paper. Using a stylus or ballpoint pen, transfer the pattern to the front of the box with graphite transfer paper underneath.
  3. Paint the sky Baby Blue; outside of box and raccoon’s scarf, Baby Pink; inside of box, and airplane’s wheel, stripe, and wing, Cadmium Yellow; airplane body and propeller, Peony Pink; raccoon’s eyes, muzzle, and top of eye patches, and smoke, Snow White; raccoon’s body, 1:1 mix of Asphaltum and Snow White; and raccoon’s arm, eye patches, tail stripes, and inside of ears, Lamp Black.
  4. Dip the end of a toothpick into Lamp Black and dot in the eyes.
  5. Dip the handle end of a small paintbrush in Lamp Black and dot in the nose.
  6. Using a black marker, outline the raccoon, airplane, smoke, and heart. (See photo.)

HELPFUL HINTS

When basecoating, add as many coats as needed to cover completely. Use the paintbrush that best fits the area being painted unless otherwise specified.

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