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Beautiful Pearlescent Box

By: Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
My name is Debbie Saenz and I’ve had a passion for creating art ever since I was a young child. Through the years, I’ve enjoyed working with many different art mediums and I’m always excited to learn new techniques. My heart’s desire is to inspire people through my art. My latest passion is mixed-media…It’s like a melting pot of all the mediums I love! Come learn more about me and my creative journey on my blog, A Creative Life, at: http://debbiesaenz.typepad.com
Turn an ordinary box into something spectacular!
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Skill Level: Beginner


FolkArt ® Metallics - Garnet Red, 2 oz.
Item #665
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

FolkArt ® Finishes - Pearlcote™ Glaze - Pearl, 11 oz.
Item #783
Translucent, satiny finish. This product may not be purchased by anyone under 18 years of age.

Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Nesting Boxes, Set of 3
Item #96165
Super projects start with super surfaces and Plaid has plenty for all crafty endeavors! High quality, smooth finish wooden favorites include frames, birdhouses, alphabets, plaques, boxes, trays, words and phrases.

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

Other Supplies
White “Pearly” glass knob
Fleur de lis rhinestone embellishment
2 pieces of coordinating scrapbook paper
Distress ink
Epoxy glue


  1. Paint inside and edges of box bottom and top. Allow to dry.
  2. Measure and cut scrapbook papers and apply with Mod Podge.
  3. Use Distress ink to distress all edges of top and bottom of box until you achieve the desired look.
  4. Give box top and bottom a coat of Mod Podge. Allow to dry.
  5. Spray box top and bottom with 2 coats of Pearl Glaze. Allow to dry between coats.
  6. Drill hold in center of lid and add knob.
  7. Use Epoxy to attach embellishment to one side of box.
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