Painted Folk Art Box

Painted Folk Art Box

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Plaid
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Additional Information



  • Plaid FolkArt acrylic paint:
  • Wicker White, Maple Syrup, Burnt Umber, Turner's Yellow, Fresh Foliage,Thicket, Hydrangea& Metallic Pure Gold
  • Plaid FolkArt One Stroke Basic & Mini paintbrush sets
  • Hinged Box


  1. Use 3/4" flat brush to basecoat entire box Burnt Umber. Allow to dry.
  2. Paint edge with Metallic Pure Gold.
  3. Double load #12 with Thicket & Fresh Foliage. Paint large leaves on lid & some of the wider scrollwork.
  4. Double load #12 with Maple Syrup and Wicker White. Paint bird using a lighter mixture for the body and darker mix for wings. Paint beak Turner's Yellow and paint eye/beak details with Burnt Umber.
  5. Double load #6 flat with Fresh Foliage and Thicket. Paint smaller leaves.
  6. Double load #12 with Wicker White and Turner's Yellow. Paint flower blossoms along greenery clusters.
  7. Dot flower centers with Burnt Umber and Turner's Yellow using brush handle to apply paint.
  8. Use Script Liner to paint Hydrangea scrollwork & leaf details. Add Hydrangea dot clusters with brush handle.
  9. For floral spray on front of box: double load #12 with Fresh Foliage & Thicket. Paint long basic leaf & larger scrolls. Load #6 flat brush with same colors & paint smaller leaves, scrollwork & stems to bell flowers.
  10. Load #12 with Hydrangea & Wicker White. Paint blue bell-flowers.
  11. Load #12 with Turner's Yellow and Wicker White & paint white flowers. Dot centers with Burnt 10. Umber and Turner's Yellow using handle to apply paint.
  12. Add Hydrangea blue dots using large brush handle. Paint Hydrangea scrollwork with Script Liner brush.