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Elegant Grape ContainerElegant Grape Container
Level: Moderate

Materials
LIQUID LAMINATE

ZIP DRY PAPER GLUE

Papier mâché cylindrical box with lid (or recycle oatmeal box)
Gesso or white paint
Gold acrylic paint
Handmade paper—natural & green
Yellow mulberry paper
Gold trim, 1⁄2”
Paper clay
Purple metallic paint
Paper crimper, small twigs, small jar, 1⁄2” wide craft brush, artificial ivy leaf

Instructions:
1. Paint container and lid with gesso or white paint. Let dry.
2. Tear bits of mulberry paper and apply to container and lid with LIQUID LAMINATE as follows: Brush LIQUID LAMINATE over a small section of the container and place torn mulberry paper on top. Once an area is covered with paper, brush more LIQUID LAMINATE over it to coat. Continue as above all around the container and lid. Rinse brush well.
3. Allow container to thoroughly dry.
4. Apply gold paint to container and lid with the dry brush method. Let dry.
5. Trace leaf shape onto the green paper. Cut out leaves and dry brush using gold paint. Set aside to dry.
6. Run a 2” wide strip of the natural handmade paper through a crimper. Make sure that it is long enough to fit around the lid with ½” for overlap. Dry brush over paper as done with leaves. Let dry. Apply leaves to lid with ZIP DRY as in photo.
7. Apply gold trim to lid (follow photo) with ZIP DRY.
8. Roll about 20 grape size balls of paper clay and let dry at least 5 hours. Place balls in a small jar and add some purple acrylic metallic paint. Use the craft brush to mix pain and grapes until uniform in color. Remove and set on a foam or paper plate to dry.
9. Add leaves to lid top with ZIP DRY. Let one or two hang over the edge.
10. Glue the grapes onto the leaves with ZIP DRY. Then glue twigs on upper side of the grape cluster to complete.
Designer: Sandy Rollinger
BEACON ADHESIVES, Inc., 125 MacQuesten Parkway South, Mount Vernon, NY 10550, Tel: (914) 699-3405
E-mail: Crafts4@BeaconAdhesives.com

Beacon is not responsible for the manner in which our products are used and,
therefore, cannot guarantee results. Beacon's liability is limited to product replacement.