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Painted Unicorn Valentine Card Box

Americana® Acrylics

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Painted Unicorn Valentine Card Box

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Store those Valentine's cards in this whimsical box made with Americana® Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)
  • Melon (DA251)
  • Pineapple (DAO6)
  • Poodleskirt Pink (DA267)
  • Sea Breeze (DA256)
  • Wild Orchid (DA233)

Craft Twinkles™

  • Silver (DCT2)

Glamour Dust™ Glitter Paint

  • Ice Crystal (DGD09)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • sandpaper
  • scissors
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #6 flat brush
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • #1 liner brush
  • Styrofoam cone (6")
  • #1 round brush
  • cardstock (white)
  • pen or pencil
  • scrapbook paper (or cardstock; bright or pastel colors)
  • cigar box (or similar wooden box; about 7" x 9")
  • wooden heart (1-1/2") (Lara's Crafts)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Clean and dry the cigar or wooden box.
  2. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Snow White to paint the entire outside of the box. Rinse brush.
  3. Use a pencil or a pen and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the unicorn face onto the box.
  4. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Melon to paint the unicorn's muzzle. Rinse brush.
  5. Use the #6 flat brush to mix (1) part Poodleskirt Pink with (1) part Melon. Use the mix to paint on the cheeks. Rinse brush. Save the mix for a future step.
  6. Use the #6 flat brush and Sea Breeze to paint two wooden hearts. Rinse brush.
  7. Use the #1 round brush and Sea Breeze to paint the nostrils. Rinse brush.
  8. Use the #1 liner brush and Lamp Black to outline the nostrils and eyes and to add the smile. Rinse brush.
  9. Use the 3/4" flat brush and Ice Crystal to go over the entire outer box. Repeat as needed. Rinse brush.
  10. Fold a piece of white cardstock in half.
  11. Use a pencil or pen and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the ears to the white cardstock.
  12. Use scissors to cut out the ears.
  13. Use the #6 flat brush and the mix from step 5 to fill in the inner ear sections. Rinse brush.
  14. Use the #1 liner brush and Sea Breeze to make tiny hearts on the insides of both ears. Rinse brush.
  15. Use a hot glue gun to adhere the ears and hearts on the cheeks.
  16. Lightly sand the top and bottom of the Styrofoam cone. Wipe off any loose Styrofoam.
  17. Pour a bottle of Silver Craft Twinkles onto the cone and and brush it all over until the cone is fully coated. Let dry completely.
  18. Use a pencil and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the mane sections onto different colored scrapbook paper or cardstock. Use scissors to cut them out.
  19. Use the #6 flat brush and Melon to paint half of the pink mane. Rinse brush. Use the #1 liner brush with Melon to add hair detail. Continue on the matching paper manes with Sea Breeze, Pineapple, and Wild Orchid. Rinse brush before switching colors and at the end.
  20. Use a glue gun to adhere the mane sections to the top and back of the head. Glue layers together where the colors overlap.
  21. Glue the cone horn onto the top of the box.