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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
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Jamaican Sea, 2 oz.
Item #320
Premium, all-purpose 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.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Nutmeg, 2 oz.
Item #944
Premium, all-purpose 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.

$1.59

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.

$7.29

Other Supplies
#1 Script liner
Darice wooden cigar box
2 sheets coordinating scrapbook paper
1 wooden oval
Provo Craft 3 inch Mini Script Magnetic letter
Turquoise loose glitter
Foam paintbrush
1" paintbrush
Sandpaper
Craft knife
Hot glue gun

Instructions

  1. Remove hardware from box and sand smooth; wipe clean.
  2. Paint box bottom, outside top of box lid, and wooden oval piece Nutmeg.
  3. Paint inside of box lid, outside outer edge of lid, and letter Jamaican Sea.
  4. Cut three ½" wide strips from each sheet of paper. Cut each into strip 1½" long pieces.
  5. Cut 3¾ inch squares from each paper, 2 of each design.
  6. Decoupage the 1 1/2" strips ¼ inch apart onto bottom part of box (you will need to trim them to size once the glue dries); set aside.
  7. Decoupage the 4 squares to the top of the box; refer to photo; allow to dry.
  8. Trim excess paper from strips with craft knife.
  9. Using #1 script liner, trim box lid and wooden oval piece with dots; refer to photo.
  10. Give the entire box, wooden oval piece, and the letter a coat of Mod Podge to seal; allow to dry.
  11. Coat top part of letter with Mod Podge and pour glitter over the letter. Shake off excess glitter; allow to dry.
  12. Using hot glue, glue the letter to oval piece and then the oval piece to the center top of box.
  13. Replace hardware.
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