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DIY Hand Painted Jewelry Box

By: Chris ThorntonDeason
Chris ThorntonDeason
Chris ThorntonDeason

Chris Thornton-Deeson has always felt her artistic ability was greatly influenced by being raised in Alaska. It was dark when she went to school and dark when she came home. Being one of three children in a very small house, her mother always kept her and her siblings “occupied” at the kitchen table with a variety of art projects—this, her mother claims, saved her sanity.

She also feels that much of her ability is inherited. A display of artwork painted by five generations—with pieces from her grandmother, grandfather, mother, and children—adorns the walls of her living room. 

Chris worked for Delta for 15 years as a Royal ambassador. She has written 42 painting books and numerous articles. 

Gift this DIY painted jewelry box to make your loved one feel extra special.
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Supplies

Delta Ceramcoat ® Select Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint - Satin - White, 2 oz.
Item #04000
Ceramcoat Select allows for painting on almost any surface: glass, ceramic, wood, tin, fabric, rigid plastic, and much more. Available in 40 proven and trend-right colors, Ceramcoat Select Multi-Surface Satin Paint has the highest quality satin finish available.

$1.99

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Delta Ceramcoat ® Select Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint - Satin - Pop Pink, 2 oz.
Item #04003
Ceramcoat Select allows for painting on almost any surface: glass, ceramic, wood, tin, fabric, rigid plastic, and much more. Available in 40 proven and trend-right colors, Ceramcoat Select Multi-Surface Satin Paint has the highest quality satin finish available.

$1.99

Delta Ceramcoat ® Select Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint - Satin - Seafoam, 2 oz.
Item #04021
Ceramcoat Select allows for painting on almost any surface: glass, ceramic, wood, tin, fabric, rigid plastic, and much more. Available in 40 proven and trend-right colors, Ceramcoat Select Multi-Surface Satin Paint has the highest quality satin finish available.

$1.99

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Delta Ceramcoat ® Select Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint - Satin - Fog Gray, 2 oz.
Item #04036
Ceramcoat Select allows for painting on almost any surface: glass, ceramic, wood, tin, fabric, rigid plastic, and much more. Available in 40 proven and trend-right colors, Ceramcoat Select Multi-Surface Satin Paint has the highest quality satin finish available.

$1.99

Delta Ceramcoat ® Select Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint - Satin - Shadow Gray, 2 oz.
Item #04037
Ceramcoat Select allows for painting on almost any surface: glass, ceramic, wood, tin, fabric, rigid plastic, and much more. Available in 40 proven and trend-right colors, Ceramcoat Select Multi-Surface Satin Paint has the highest quality satin finish available.

$1.99

Delta Ceramcoat ® Sealers - All-Purpose, 2 oz.
Item #070050200W
For use on most porous and non-porous surfaces. This sealer creates a non-porous protective barrier that requires fewer coats of paint. Using this creates a slight texture or "tooth" for easier paint adhesion. Ideal for wood, paper mache, terra cotta, plaster, resin and bisque.

$2.99

Delta Stencils - Elegant Fleur De Lis
Item #956710018
Stenciling embraces much more than walls these days. Add beautiful accents to furniture, fabrics, gift items, paper crafting projects and more! Choose from a wide array of stencils from cute and fun to whimsical or elegant.

$7.29

Delta Stencil Mania™ - Décor Accents
Item #970610710
Stenciling embraces much more than walls these days. Add beautiful accents to furniture, fabrics, gift items, paper crafting projects and more! Choose from a wide array of stencils from cute and fun to whimsical or elegant.

$3.29

Delta Stencil Magic ® Liquid Stencil Adhesive
Item #982000109
This adhesive causes stencils to adhere to a surface, yet allows you to reposition your stencil as needed. Product is non-toxic and environmentally safe. 1 oz. bottle with dauber tip.

$3.29

Other Supplies
Wood jewelry box (ours came from Michaels)
4 embossed wood corner embellishments (ours came from Michaels)
Assorted Brushes: 1”; No. 14 Flat brushes
Palette paper or foam plate
Paper towels
Brush basin or container for water
Tracing paper
Transfer paper
Stylus
150-200 grit sandpaper
Painters tape – 1” wide
Small sea sponge
Cosmetic wedge sponge
1-3/4" Circle template
Ruler
E6000 glue
Knob of choice

Instructions

Preparation Instructions

  1. Apply an even coat of All Purpose Sealer to all pieces using 1" flat brush. Allow to dry.
  2. Sand with fine grit sandpaper.

Painting Instructions

  1. On the box lid, apply painters tape to mask 1" in from the edge all the way around the lid.
  2. For the first coat, apply an even coat of Fog Gray to: 1) the box sides, 2) 1" on box lid and lip, 3) inside the box and 4) to all corner embellishments.  Allow to dry.
  3. For the second coat, sponge all of the painted areas with a mixture of White plus Fog Gray using a small sea sponge. Refer to project photo.  Allow to dry and remove the tape.
  4. To paint the box lid insert, apply painters tape on the sponge painted area once it is completely dry taping directly along the sponge painted edges.   
  5. For the first coat on the box lid insert, apply an even coat of White using the 1" flat brush and allow to dry.
  6. For the second coat, sponge the insert area White using a small sea sponge. While White is still wet, pick up tiny amount of Pop Pink on the sea sponge then pat on the palette to remove excess.  Next, very lightly sponge the Pop Pink onto the wet White. Repeat this process individually adding Fog Gray and Seafoam. Allow to dry.

Stenciling Instructions
NOTE:  Mask open areas of the stencil that will not be used by applying painters tape to the stencil.

  1. On the Elegant Fleur de Lis stencil, mask around the large swirl next to the central fleur de lis design.
  2. Lightly apply Delta Liquid Stencil Adhesive to the back of the stencil and allow to dry. 
  3. Press the stencil firmly in place starting at the upper right hand corner of the box lid insert. 
  4. Load the large end of a cosmetic wedge sponge by dabbing into an equal-part paint mixture of White and Fog Gray; pat onto palette to remove excess paint. 
  5. Using a straight up and down motion, dab over the open areas of the large swirl section of the stencil.  Lift, then reposition the stencil.  Repeat stenciling the large swirl randomly over the insert area until area is filled. 
  6. Using a pencil and ruler, mark the box insert center by measuring the box lid length diagonally from corner to corner in both directions.
  7. Stencil a 1 3/4" Shadow Gray circle directly in the center using a circle template.
  8. Position the small square stencil design from the Decor Accent stencil over the stenciled Shadow Gray circle.  Repeat stenciling using the White and Fog Gray mixture.
  9. To paint border stripes, apply painters tape 1/4" from the box lid insert all around the insert.  Also apply painters tape allowing 1/4" up from the bottom of the box lid.
  10. Paint taped border stipe Shadow Gray using a no. 14 flat brush. Allow to dry then carefully remove painters tape.
  11. Dry-brush over the top of all four corner embellishments with an equal-part mixture of White and Fog Gray.  Next very lightly dry brush Pop Pink.  Allow to dry.
  12. Finish box by adhering all four embellishments and a decorative knob in place.  Refer to photo for placement.
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