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By: Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
I have always found comfort and happiness when I was busy designing and creating. I have many interests and talents and often I am torn when deciding which art medium to work creatively in. Decorative painting is my first love; however, I also enjoy stenciling, jewelry making, sewing, crochet, needlework of all kinds, cooking, card making, faux finishes, decorating and gardening. Working in the craft and hobby industry for many years, I have enjoyed the pleasures of traveling, teaching, and sharing with others basic crafting how-tos! Currently, I am employed as the Marketing Education Director at Plaid. My career journey to this day, is still allowing me the gift of sharing with others the joys of crafting and finding their creative spirits! I hope that our creative paths may cross one day. Until then... happy creating!
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Skill Level: Beginner
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item #4001
Durable acrylic paint for glass and ceramics. Top-rack dishwasher safe when cured. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and waterbased. Do not use in direct contact with food.

$2.59

Folkart ® Paint Tools - Detail Painters
Item #4156
Small format tools makes painting small stencil details easy and provide even and smooth coverage. Painters are perfect for use with adhesive stencils, minimizing paint bleeding under stencils. Set includes two 5/8" and three 1/4".

$4.89

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pure Orange, 2 oz.
Item #628
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 - Lemon Custard, 2 oz.
Item #735
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

Other Supplies
Chipboard or paper mache square box
Container for water
Paper towels
Foam plate
Scissors
Solid orange craft ribbon
Dots and circles craft ribbon
1/4" wide stencil tape
Ruler
White craft glue
#12 flat brush
#2 script liner

Instructions

  1. Basecoat paint the following areas: Box – Wicker White Edge of Box Lid – Lemon Custard
  2. Allow to dry and reapply a second coat if necessary.
  3. To create the stripes on the top of the box, measure and tape a large square 5/8” from the edge of the box top. Within the exposed square, tape stripes approximately 1/4" apart. Paint open areas with Pure Orange using the No. 12 Flat Brush. Allow to dry and carefully remove tape.
  4. Randomly paint Pure Orange and Lemon Custard dots using the small Detail Painter on the box bottom.
  5. Using same colors, thin paint and load the No. 2 Script Liner Brush. Paint circles around the dots to mimic the ribbon design. Allow to dry.
  6. Cut two strips of orange craft ribbon stretching over the sides of the box from one lip to the other. Glue to the inside of the lid. Note: ribbon sections crisscross each other.
  7. Cut dots and circles craft ribbon long enough to create a bow and tie in place across the center of the box lid.
  8. Don’t forget to sign your name.
  9. Fill the box with your favorite mints or candy for that special person in your life. Enjoy!
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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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