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Valentine Patterned Book Box

Americana® Premium™ Acrylics

Valentine Patterned Book Box
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Valentine Patterned Book Box

designed by Sara Baker

Book some Valentine's celebrating in a box made with Americana® Premium™ Acrylics.

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Americana® Premium™ Acrylics

  • Quinacridone Gold (DTA11)
  • Quinacridone Magenta (DTA02)
  • Titan Buff (DTA41)

Americana® Stencils

  • Aztec (12" x 12") (ASMM12)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • sandpaper
  • paintbrush (medium)
  • #1 round brush
  • medium stencil brush
  • wooden book box (Artminds, Michaels)


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

  1. Mix (3) parts Quinacridone Gold, (3) parts Quinacridone Magenta, and (1) part Titan Buff to make an earthy red color. (Mix well until completely blended.) Paint the wooden book cover with this color using the medium size paintbrush. Let dry.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Mix (2) parts Quinacridone Magenta, (1) part Quinacridone Gold, and (1) part Titan Buff to make an earthy pink color. (Mix well until completely blended.) Paint the inside and "pages" of the wooden book with this color. Let dry. Add a second coat of each color, if needed.
  3. Lay the Aztec stencil on the front cover of the box. Mix (3) parts Titan Buff, (1) part Quinacridone Gold, and (1) part Quinacridone Magenta. (Mix until completely blended.) Use a medium size stencil brush to gently dry-brush the Aztec pattern onto the box. Let dry. Use the Aztec stencil and same mix to add detail to the "pages" and sides of the book box. Let dry completely.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Lightly sand over the stenciled design on the front cover of the wooden book box, as well as all of the box edges. Continue sanding until you have reached the desired degrees of aging and wear. Wipe the book box with a paper towel to remove any remaining sanding dust.
    Step 3 Example