Raccoon Valentine Gift Box

Raccoon Valentine Gift Box

Posted by DecoArt on Jan 15th 2015

Send Valentine greetings to your sweetie with Americana® Acrylics and this high-flying critter.


  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • sandpaper
  • toothpicks
  • #4 flat shader brush
  • #0 spotter brush
  • 1/2" wash/glaze brush
  • stylus or ballpoint pen
  • black ultra-fine felt tip pen
  • #2 flat shader brush
  • #1 flat shader brush
  • wooden candy box



Allow paint to dry between colors, coats, and steps.

  1. Sand the box smooth with 150-grit sandpaper and remove any dust with a damp paper towel.
  2. Copy the pattern onto tracing paper. Using a stylus or ballpoint pen, transfer the pattern to the front of the box with graphite transfer paper underneath.
  3. Paint the sky Baby Blue; outside of box and raccoon’s scarf, Baby Pink; inside of box, and airplane’s wheel, stripe, and wing, Cadmium Yellow; airplane body and propeller, Peony Pink; raccoon’s eyes, muzzle, and top of eye patches, and smoke, Snow White; raccoon’s body, 1:1 mix of Asphaltum and Snow White; and raccoon’s arm, eye patches, tail stripes, and inside of ears, Lamp Black.
  4. Dip the end of a toothpick into Lamp Black and dot in the eyes.
  5. Dip the handle end of a small paintbrush in Lamp Black and dot in the nose.
  6. Using a black marker, outline the raccoon, airplane, smoke, and heart. (See photo.)


Raccoon And Heart Pattern