Monday, May 14, 2018

Mexican Lotería - Altered Box with Clearsnap Colorique

¡Lotería! There's nothing like a good game of bingo! My family has always played Lotería, Mexican bingo, and when I found an oversized set, I purchased it with a decoupage project in mind and this wooden box was it. I found a metal Sun Aura in my craft room that I painted with ColoriQue and it’s the perfect decorative piece for the game box.

I was fortunate to have found a wooden box at a thrift shop for under two dollars. It measures  6 1/2 x 9″ x 7 1/2″, a pretty decent size and I am excited to share the upcycled new look.

The Sun Aura measures 4 1/2″ diameter, I used ColoriQue Honey Bee, Poppy and Ruby Slipper to paint allowing drying time between coats.
I brushed on the Ruby Slipper to darken the ridges of the metal and I allowed it dry before applying Honey Bee along the tips.
I then took a fine detail paintbrush and brushed Poppy to accent the inner circle and applied a second and third coat of Honey Bee.

While the Sun Aura dried, I lightly sanded the wooden box to remove the dirt. I then used ColoriQue in Black Diamond to paint the edges of the box.  Next, I trimmed the large Lotería cards to fit the sides and lid. I used a foam brush to apply the decoupage glue and adhered the panels.

Allow 24 hours for the paint to dry before adding the ColoriQue Sealant.
Before adding the decorative piece to the lid, I screwed on the casters to the bottom of the box. I then trimmed the image of the sun, a cardboard piece and glued them onto the center of the lid.

I added a generous amount of glue to the backside of the metal Sun Aura and allowed to dry.

Here’s my upcycled Lotería game box and I am loving how it turned out. “El Sol” looks amazing on the lid.

And what I am storing in the game box? A Lotería game of course. The casters will make it easy to pass along the playing cards across the table.

  • ColorBox® ColoriQue by Lisa Marie Jimenez
    • Honey Bee, Poppy, Ruby Slipper, Black Diamond, Sealant
  • Wooden box
  • Metal decorative piece
  • Bingo game
  • Decoupage glue
  • Paintbrushes
  • Foam brush
  • Paper trimmer
  • Glue
  • Casters

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