Treasure Chest Paper Maché Boxed Set
- Paper Maché Box Set – Treasure Chest
- Acrylic Paint – Light Blue, Light Gray, Lime Green or Choice of Colors
- Brads, 15mm – Gold
- Wood Shapes, Small – Pirate
- Tim Holtz® Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock(R) – Kraft
- Ink Pad – Black
- Pigment Ink Pad – Brown
- X-ACTO® Knife
- Glue (or Glue Dots®)
- Rag (or Paper Towel)
- Technical Pen (or Extra-fine Point Marker)
Step 1 Paint the boxes with light blue and apply light gray paint while still wet. Let paint dry.
Step 2 Dry brush green paint over the boxes.
Step 3 Ink edges and trim of the boxes with a brown ink pad. Have a rag or paper towel handy to lighten some of the areas. Ink the outside edges of the box with a black ink pad.
Step 4 Cut small slits along the top trim and front of the box about every ½" with an X-ACTO® knife. Push brads through the slits. Open box to reach in and separate brad stems to hold brads in place.
Step 5 Lightly sand the wood cutouts to distress and age them. Ink some of the edges with a brown ink pad.
Step 6 Cut three strips of kraft core paper to make a name label to fit on the front of the boxes. Write name with a technical pen or marker. Ink edges with a brown ink pad.
Step 7 Arrange wood cutout and label onto box and then glue in place.