Activate the gloss paint marker as follows: Shake the marker well with the cap firmly on. Place the marker on a piece of paper, pump a few times by gently pressing down until the ink appears in the nib. Test the marker by drawing a few test lines on a piece of scrap paper. And don't forget that it's important to always replace the cap after use.
Think of a greeting or a few words you want to write on the box. Use the template to trace the letter outlines and colour them in afterwards.
Using two colours can create a spectacular effect . For example, colour the outline of the letter in gold and the inside in pink. Always allow one colour to dry before applying the next one – it won’t take long.
You may then wish to add little embellishments without the templates. Voilà, your gift box is completed!
Products and materials
- Gift box with a lid, made from card
- Letter templates from an art and crafts shop. Alternatively, use the "Sizzix Big Shot" shape-cutting and embossing machine.
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