What kind of paint is the best to use on cardboard? And do you have to use Kilz on it to cover up what is printed on it like you do a wall that is painted and you are changing color? Do you have to seal it and if you do seal it what do you use? I want to paint some cigar boxes for to use to put things in.
Yes you must seal it first and the item you need to do that is call Gesso...here is a link that tells which type to purchase...hope this helps. http://www.art-is-fun.com/what-is-gesso/
Yes you need a sealant it is called GESSO, I have used it for years on many many things, here is a link that will give you the type to use...hope this helps http://www.art-is-fun.com/what-is-gesso/
I am glad that you sent me this message because it will help me a lot. The first one I made did not work out good. This will help me use other this that have printing on them. Thank you for taking the time to write me back because this has made things better for me.
I rip out pieces of the pages depicting what I want to feature and overlap the pieces artfully on the boxes. Spray polyeurethane and voila, a beautiful box for keepsakes or storage.
I like to do this too, although I brush layers of Mod Podge over the pictures until they look imbedded in the box and you can't feel them. Takes a lot of time to do it that way.
I remember this craft from school days. This is a good, cheap project for elementary school or bible school projects.
I would like instructions for making the cigar box guitar. Thanks.
By Andrea from Jenkintown, PA
Here is a great site with video as well.