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Glittery Valentine's Day Train

Galaxy Glitter™

Glittery Valentine's Day Train
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Glittery Valentine's Day Train

designed by PLA Schneider

Turn candy boxes into a train full of animal figurines into a sparkly Valentine's Day gift with Galaxy Glitter™.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Antique Gold (DAO9)
  • Carousel Pink (DA274)
  • Dragon Fruit (DA300)
  • Grey Sky (DA111)
  • Magenta (DA368)

Galaxy Glitter™

  • Gold Shooting Star (DGG01)
  • Pink Cosmos (DGG07)
  • Silver Moon (DGG02)
  • Supernova Berry (DGG17)
  • Ultraviolet (DGG06)

Other supplies

  • pliers
  • cardstock
  • wire (color of choice)
  • nails
  • E6000 Glue
  • needle nose pliers
  • wooden wheels (1.5"; four per tin container)
  • paintbrushes (medium; including fan brush)
  • animal figurines (animal and number of choice)
  • tin container (small, rectangular: Alltoid mints or similar; number of choice)
  • lighter (or kitchen matches)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Fan brushes work great for applying Galaxy Glitter™.

  1. Use a medium brush to basecoat the tin in Antique Gold. Use a medium brush to basecoat the wheels in Grey Sky. Let dry. Use a medium brush to apply Galaxy Glitter in corresponding colors. Let dry. Use E6000 Glue to adhere the wheels to the side of the tin. Optional - Add embellishments.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a medium brush to basecoat animal figurine in Carousel Pink. Let dry. Use a medium brush to apply Galaxy Glitter in Pink Cosmos.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use pliers to cut the wire in sections about 6" long. Use needle nose pliers to curl the end. (See photo.)
    Step 2 Example
  4. Holding the nail with pliers, heat the tip of a nail and poke a hole at top of back of the figurine. Place the curled wire inside.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Print a quote of your choice on cardstock. Cut into a heart shape and use a brush to apply Galaxy Glitter (in color of your choice) to the perimeter. Let dry.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Place the animal figurine on the tin (train) and the heart-shaped card on the wire.
    Step 5 Example

HELPFUL HINTS

Make one, two, three, OR as many as you'd like. Your Valentine's animal train can be as long as you wish!