• Diane M Kellogg

Fox Box!

Step into the world of SteamPunk!

A design from Oil Creek Originals.

Supplies Viking Woodcrafts – 9” x 5” x 3” Wooden Hinged Box

Tim Holtz idea-ology Tissue Wrap - Postale #TH93181 Bricked Layering Stencil #TH5038 Stamps Phrases 2 #AC001

Color Crush Stamp Pad Pigment Ink #STP09001 Black Transfer Paper & Stylus (For transferring pattern.)

DecoArt Andy Skinner Incognito Gears Stencil Decou-page Medium Antique #DS121 Gel Stain – Oak Matte Metallics -Vintage Brass Dazzling Metallics – Renaissance Brown Americana Matte Spray Triple Thick Glaze

MitForm Assorted Castings – Mitform.Com Corners Upper Corner 7_STE, Upper Corner 4_STE, Upper Corner 9_STE Side Rectangle Side Corner 6_STE Latch Box 2_STE

Bead Landing (Michaels) Found Objects Findings Gears #181451 Craft Sponge Nail File (I used some from the Dollar Tree) E6000 Glue/Adhesive Brushes Royal & Langnickel Aqualon: Glaze/Wash, Series R2700, 8/4" (For base coating larger areas.) Angular Shader, Series R2160, 1/2" (For shading and high lighting.) Round. Series R2250 5,7 or 8 (For base coating smaller areas.) Liner, Mini Majestic 30/0 (For line work.) Soft Grip: White Blending Mop, series SG1400, 1/2" (If desired, for blending.)

Palette DecoArt Americana Acrylics

Black Plum Bleached Sand Burlap Burnt Orange Burnt Umber Dove Grey Graphite Lamp Black Milk Chocolate Napa Red Orange Flame Slate Grey Soft Black Tuscan Red Warm White


Sand and dust lightly, if needed. Remove hinges and set aside. Cut and apply a piece of the tissue wrap to the top of the lid, using the decoupage medium. Use an old credit card to push excess glue out as you work. Let dry completely. Once dry, sand the excess paper off using the nail file. File down and away from the top of the lid.

Top Part of Box

Transfer the fox design to the lid using the transfer paper and the stylus. Paint the edge of the lid with the Renaissance Brown metallic paint. Add dots of Burnt Umber as shown in photo.


Basecoat the face and ears with Burnt Orange, shade with Napa Red and highlight with Orange Flame. Add Lamp Black on edges of ears and fur lines on either side of muzzle with Warm White and Lamp Black. Use Napa Red for fur lines on the inside of the ears. The eyes are Lamp Black, Milk Chocolate, and Warm White. Shade the Milk Chocolate with some Burnt Umber. The dots are Warm White. His muzzle is based with Bleached Sand, shaded with Burlap. The highlight is Warm White. His nose is based with Soft Black, shaded with Lamp Black and the highlight is Graphite. His hat is done in the same colors as the nose. His collar is based with Warm White, shaded with Slate Grey, the stitch lines are Slate Grey. The cravat is based with Tuscan Red, swirly design is done with matte Vintage Brass metallic. Shade with Black Plum. His monocle is based with Dove Grey, shaded with Slate Grey and the highlight is Warm White. (After you finish and seal the entire piece, go back and go over the monocle with the Triple Thick Glaze.) The frame and stick for the monocle are painted with the matte Vintage Brass metallic.

Bottom Part of Box

Stain the entire bottom part and sides of the box with the Oak stain. Then mix a touch of Lamp Black with some more of the Oak stain, use this to randomly wipe sections of the box for an aged look. Using Tuscan Red and Napa Red, sponge paint onto various parts of the sides using the Brick stencil. Next, use the Renaissance Brown, stencil some gears from the Incognito stencil.

Using some of the Phrase stamps and the pigment stamp pad, stamp sayings in various places on sides of the box.

Inside of Box

Finish the inside as you like, clear varnish, or your favorite color. You can also decoupage it.


Seal the entire piece with the matte spray. Allow to dry thoroughly. Re-attach hinges. Using the E6000 glue, attach all gears and castings, following the photos. Let dry and be sure to periodically check the castings to be sure they haven’t shifted.

Designer Note – Additional surface suggestions…These would work great on a tote bag or a journal.

Pattern & Photos ©2020 Diane Marie Kellogg - Oil Creek Originals


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