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Pencil me in

It’s easy to jazz up a plain wooden pencil box with a few Resene testpots.

Pencil me in - instruction sheet

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Resene kids art with Mark Rayner - Project 59

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Large and small artists’ paintbrushes, Resene Quick Dry water borne primer undercoat, Resene testpots of Resene Golden Fizz, Resene Jackpot and Resene Kitsch, Wooden pencil box with coloured pencils (ours came from ‘Spotlight’)

Top tip: You could also paint a plastic pencil box in the same way – just make sure you prime it first with Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer.

Here's another idea: Combine Resene Madison and Resene Spitfire with self adhesive stars for a really cool effect.

Paint a wooden pencil box
Pencil me in

Paint a wooden pencil box Another idea: Use stars

Step 1
Step one
Remove the coloured pencils, slide the lid completely off the pencil box and prime the box base and lid with one coat of Resene Quick Dry, taking care not to get any in the grooves. Allow to dry for two hours.
Step 2
Step two
Paint the box base with two coats of Resene Jackpot, taking care not to get any paint in the grooves. Allow two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Paint the lid with two coats of Resene Kitsch, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Using a small artists’ brush, paint spots on the lid using Resene Golden Fizz. Allow to dry for two hours, then replace the pencils and slide the lid back into position.

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