Welcome back from the weekend. We hope it was fantastic one full of crafting. A huge theme for us this month is organization/storage. At the beginning of the year this is best time to clean house, and get your craft supplies in order. Boxes are a typical storage item that can house tons of items, and since boxes come in all different sizes they make great storage areas to contain your craft supplies. If you are looking for a way to jazz up the traditional box make this rainbow storage box using FolkArt paints. Trenice Bishop designed this project. What we like best about this project is that it not only serves as a place to store your supplies, but with the heart design it can also make a nice Valentine’s Day gift. To see how to make this storage box for yourself find a list of the supplies you will need, along with the complete instructions. What have you done this month to get your house more organized?
FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Magenta 412 , FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Tangerine 672, FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Lemon Custard 735 , FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Lime Green 2553 ,FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Ocean Cruise 2225, FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Perfect Purple 2557
Storage box, Sand paper, Paint brushes, Water bowl, Heart stencil/shape, Spray varnish/Craft sealer
- Sand your storage box before painting to ensure a smooth painting surface. Sand down sharp edges and get rid of rough patches to ensure clean coats of paint. Remove any dust or particles.
- Trace you heart shape with light pencil in the desired spot. If you prefer more precise lines, continue to trace the of the box imitating the same curves a heart shape would make.
- To blend color lines, use a paint brush with a rounded tip. Dip both ends of the colors you wish to use. Follow the heart shape to paint both colors at the same time adding more paint to your brush as necessary.
- When dry spray with clear varnish or craft spray.