Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Oh Deer! It's a box! :)

Hi...

Happy Wednesday

Today, I have a fun woodland inspired project, a Deer Box, perfect for keeping little trinkets, memorabilia, or jewelry.


If you are creating along, you will need the following:

A wooden box. (mine is from Hobby Lobby)
A wooden star.  (mine is from Hobby Lobby)
Momenta Semi Gloss Acrylic Stencil Paint  ( I used the following colors)
Momenta Adhesive Stencils ( I used Interlocking Squares, Arrows & Stars, and Southwestern Animals)

and the usual suspects: black gesso, paint brushes, cosmetic sponge, papertowels/rags, and a sanding block.

Step One:
Cover entire box with a coat of black gesso.  Let dry.

Step Two:
Paint lid, legs, and bottom of box with Momenta Semi Gloss Acrylic Stencil Paint in Copper.  You can also paint the inside of your box if desired.


Step Three:
Apply Adhesive stencil to sides of the box (this is the best part about these stencils - since they are adhesive, they stay in place. Easy Peasy).  Make sure stencil is securing adhered to base.
Dab silver stencil paint over stencil with cosmetic sponge or regular sponge.  A little paint goes a long way so dab on/off as you go.  Let dry.
 




 Step Four:
 Create an aged, rusty look by diluting brown stencil paint with water.  It should be very thin in consistency.
Paint over stenciled areas and wipe/dab off with a paper towel, leaving some paint on the surface.



Here's some close-ups of what the area looks like after you remove the brown paint.  It looks just like rusted metal.


  
 Step Five:
Using the same process as the sides, stencil/paint the top of your box.  You can build up the the depth by adding several layers of paint.  
The outline of my deer was not as crisp as I wanted, so I lightly outlined the shape with a black pen.  Perfect.





 Step Six:
'Age/Rust' the top using the same method as in Step Four.

Step Seven:
Finish the aged look with a rough sanding on all edges.  



Done!  Now I have a pretty little box perfect for my tiny treasures!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today!

Here's to a wonderful Hump Day!

1 comment:

Robyn said...

Wonderful tutorial! You are so talented!!! I am now a follower of your blog......can not imagine why I was not before???

1 comment:

Robyn said...

Wonderful tutorial! You are so talented!!! I am now a follower of your blog......can not imagine why I was not before???