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Country Store Christmas ~ is created with Paint & Pencil ~ the deep rich color comes from a base layer of DecoArt Acrylic Paint and then adding layers upon layers of PrismaColor Premier Penciling to finish.

Would you believe this all-comes-together on top of Watercolor Paper (found here)? Yes, watercolor paper, acrylic paint and colored pencil….attached to a bentwood box.

Learn how to attach Watercolor Paper to the top of the Bentwood Box (here).

The mediums and surfaces all play nicely together ~ the watercolor paper provides the ‘cushion’ to layer the penciling, the wood surface provides unique-ness, the acrylics provide a quick solution for the base and the pencils provide all the details without all the fuss.

Creating onto a bentwood box breaks the rules…Art isn’t just to hang on a wall.

The bentwood boxes (similar found here) are pretty, useful and great for gift giving too. Imagine the possibilities of matching the content for the box with the created design. Lining the inside of the box with a coordinating scrapbooking paper puts it over the top (read more here).

Or simply create onto a Watercolor Board (found here) ~ add it to any vignette or attach it to a vintage bread board (like here).

Country Store Christmas is part of our on-going ‘Vintage Scale Series‘ ~ each design is created in Acrylics and Colored Pencil onto Watercolor Paper onto a Bentwood Box.

Here are a few examples (shop here).

If you would like to give this technique a try, click (here) for a gift pattern with a how-to video called ‘vintage pull toy duck‘ ~ I think you will just love it.

There are other inexpensive opportunities as well to practice the Art of Paint & Pencil thru our popular ‘Recipe Card Project’, available patterns for just $2.50 (here) ~ and thru our LIVE FaceBook events each month ~ ‘Watch-Learn-Create‘ thru our ‘Little Maker’s Series‘ thru Artfully Connected (schedule found here), the patterns and kits are available (here) to play along….catch it LIVE, a great place to be a part of learning with each project and each Artist.

Curious? Sound Interesting?

How-about joining us for a Zoom Class thru Artful Webinars…..whether you are a beginner or experienced I just know you will love your finished project.

Learn more and/or join us (here) for ‘Country Store Christmas’ on November 5th, 2023.

Pattern will be available to purchase 3 months after Class ~ shop our other Paint & Pencil Patterns (here).

Once payment is received thru Artful Webinars you will be provided with the Pattern including Prep Instructions, along with a Shopping List, Techniques and Tips, Complete Instructions for both the ‘Board’ and Bentwood Box, a Line Drawing, Finishing Instructions and many photos. The Zoom Class Link will be provided as well.

Will you be joining us to learn and create in Paint & Pencil?

…get hooked!


Coming Soon ~ Santa Lights the Way, Personal Pan Pizza, Kitchen Sink Brownies, Toasted Marshmallow Candles, 4 and 20 Blackbird Candles, Serving Apple Cider and so much more!

Here is a fun photo….setting up for photos, being mindful of colors, display, lighting and more. ….now to make something with apples and pears purchased just for this purpose!

2 thoughts on “Country Store Christmas

  1. This is such a yummy project! I love using boxes to store things, so this design on a Bentwood box is perfect!

    1. kindred at heart….love a good box 🙂 Thank you!

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