Swirly Flower Keepsake Box by Americana®
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Swirly Flower Keepsake Box by Americana®

Craft this swirly flower keepsake box with Americana® Paint to hold your jewelry or trinkets.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Americana® Acrylics – Cadmium Yellow, Desert Turquoise and Bright Orange
  • Glamour Dust® Glitter Paint – Ice Crystal
  • Americana® Decoupage™ Glue Matte
  • Americana® Multi-Purpose Sealer
  • DuraClear Matte Varnish
  • Wooden Keepsake Box, 6¾"
  • Paintbrushes – #12 Flat Brush and #6 Flat
  • Brush
  • Water Container
  • Palette (or Plastic Plate)
  • Paper Towels
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Sandpaper, Medium Grit
  • Scissors
  • Recollections™ Iridescent Adhesive
  • Rhinestones – Orange
  • Recollections® Scrapbook Paper Pad, 12"x12" – Mosaic Memories
 

Project Instructions

Note: Use #12 flat brush for all steps unless otherwise noted.

Step 1 Sand rough edges of wooden box with medium-grit sandpaper. Apply Americana® Multi-Purpose Sealer to entire box, following grain of wood. Allow to dry.

Step 2 Using scissors cut out 6¾"x7¼" rectangle of floral scrapbook paper (for top of lid); 6½"x6¾" rectangle of orange daisy paper (for inner lid); and 6½"x6¾" rectangle of blue polka-dot paper (for bottom, inner lining).

Step 3 Using scissors cut out one flower/leaf design from scrapbook paper and set aside.

Step 4 Base coat entire lid Bright Orange excluding top panel of lid. Apply second coat when dry.

Step 5 Base coat entire base of box Desert Turquoise (excluding square inner panel). Apply second coat when dry.

Step 6 Apply thin layer of Americana® Decoupage™ Glue to inside of lid. Carefully place orange floral paper rectangle in place and smooth out any wrinkles, beginning in center and working your way out.

Step 7 Repeat Step 6 for inside lower lining of box, using polka-dot paper rectangle.

Step 8 Using #6 flat brush, lightly coat back side of flower cutout with Decoupage™. Place in corner of polka-dot paper and lightly paint over flower with Decoupage™.

Step 9 Once dry, paint one coat of Decoupage™ over top of each scrapbook paper rectangle to seal, using #6 flat brush.

Step 10 Apply thin layer of Decoupage™ to top of lid. Carefully place floral scrapbook paper rectangle on top of lid and smooth out, starting in center. Apply one final coat of Decoupage™ to floral lid design to seal.

Step 11 Dry brush Bright Orange outer side panels of lid with Cadmium Yellow.

Step 12 Apply one coat of DuraClear Matte Varnish to all painted surfaces. (Exclude decoupaged paper surfaces.)

Step 13 Accent desired floral blooms on top of box with Glamour Dust® Ice Crystal.

Step 14 When completely dry, accent center of flowers with orange stick-on jewels. With box left open, allow it to dry completely for 24 hours before using clasp, to prevent paint sticking together.

Tips

Allow paint to dry between all steps.

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by the DecoArt® Design Team.