Abstract Art Pie Box

Abstract Art Pie Box

Get excited because it's Pi day! I'm teaching you how to create an abstract pie box to celebrate! It's so easy; you don't need any painting experience, just the right tools to get you started.

What you'll need:

STEP 1: Remove the top insert from the rest of the pie box and lightly sand so that it's nice and smooth.

STEP 2: Set the top insert of the pie box flat on a piece of wax paper or kraft paper. Apply wicker white to the top of the insert using the base coating brush.  Let dry.

STEP 3: Apply various different FolkArt colors as shown in the reference below.  There's no right or wrong way to do this step, just get creative and try different color combinations.

STEP 4: With the FolkArt scraper tool, start from the top and drag it through the paint.  Repeat this motion until all the paint has been smoothed out.  TIP: With each pass, remove excess paint from the scraper to prevent your colors from becoming too muddy.

STEP 5: Apply more paint in different colors and continue to drag it down from top to bottom.  Don't worry if you mess up or if some of the paint muddies as you can just apply more paint and drag to cover up the spots you don't like to create the perfect abstract art.

STEP 6: Set aside and let your art dry.  Depending on the amount of paint used, it may take 24 hours for your pie box to dry.  Mine dried overnight and I was able to insert the top back into the pie box.

Here's the finished result complete with a homemade blueberry pie!  I hope you enjoyed my tutorial of how to paint abstract art on an unexpected surface like a pie box! You can take this technique and apply it to canvas or any surface that you'd like to make it your own!

You can get everything you need to recreate this lovely piece of art at https://www.plaidonline.com/multi-surface-paint/brand/detail.htm

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