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Vintage Glittery Elephant Box

DecoArt® Holographic Illusions™

Vintage Glittery Elephant Box
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Vintage Glittery Elephant Box

designed by PLA Schneider

A wooden box with an elephant becomes a treasured chest with DecoArt® Holographic Illusions™.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Aloe (DA364)
  • Antique Gold (DAO9)
  • Burlap (DA319)
  • Espresso (DA271)

DecoArt® Holographic Illusions™

  • Magic Gold (DHG05)

Other supplies

  • stylus or pencil
  • sandpaper
  • wooden box (with lid)
  • small round brush
  • tracing & transfer paper
  • medium flat brush


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Use a medium flat brush to paint the box in Espresso. Let dry. Transfer the provided pattern to the top of the box and paint the elephant in Burlap.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a small round brush to add accents to the elephant in Aloe and Antique Gold.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a small round brush to add other details in Espresso.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Transfer the provided leaf pattern, repeating as needed to cover the box. Use a small round brush to paint the leaves in Aloe and Antique Gold.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use a small round brush to add Magic Gold to the Antique Gold parts of the elephant and leaves. (See photo at next step.) Let dry. When dry, give the box a vintage look by distressing with sandpaper.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Close up of the glitter details.
    Step 5 Example
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