I Heart You Wooden Photo Box

I Heart You Wooden Photo Box

Posted by DecoArt on Feb 3rd 2016

Add heartfelt color to a wooden box with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • pencil
    • tape
    • 1" flat brush
    • #4 round brush
    • photo of your choice
    • medium wooden box
    • construction paper



    Allow paint to dry fully before continuing onto the next step.

    1. Print off and cut out the heart pattern. Using a pencil and the tracing and transfer papers, transfer the heart onto the top of the box.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Use a 1" flat brush and Gold (Metallic) to paint the box. (Leave the heart and lid edge unpainted.)
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Use a #4 round brush and Pink Tropics to paint the inside of the heart as well as the sides of the lid.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Create five mixes: (1) part Pink Tropics with (2) parts Cotton Ball; (1) part Pink Tropics with (1) part Cotton Ball; (1) part Pink Tropics with (1) part Black Tie; (1) part Pink Tropics with (2) parts Black Tie; and (1) part Pink Tropics with (3) parts Black Tie.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Paint in the heart with a #4 round brush.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Paint the lightest color mix onto the left side of the heart. Paint the darker mixes onto the right side. (Refer to the final photo for color placement.)
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Being careful to stay outside of the heart, brush the lid with Americana Gloss Decou-Page and sprinkle Gold Glamour Dust on top while it is still wet.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Brush off any excess glitter and apply another coat of Decou-Page on top of the Glamour Dust for extra hold.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Open the box and paint the inside edges with Pink Tropics.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Print photos at 3" x 5" (or the appropriate size for the box). Mat them with pink construction paper and add decorative tape tabs.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Place the photos inside of the box.
    22. Instruction #11


    Heart Pattern