Minimal colorful pencil cases

In this article, I share with you how you can easily create minimal colorful pencil cases.

If you have a container of a similar shape, why not turn it into a stylish pencil case for your office? Below, you will see how you can easily paint such an object with this design. Half colored, half with a black and white pattern.

Of course, you can apply this design to whatever container you have at your disposal: A clay pencil case, a plastic bottle that you want to repurpose or a glass cup that you no longer use.

About the ingredients I used :

I used three clay pencil cases that I got from my municipality’s pottery cooperative and the non-toxic acrylic paint that I always use.

Let’s get painting!

You will need :
  1. Three clay cointainers
  2. Non-toxic acrylic paint
  3. A very thin brush
  4. Two thick flat brushes
  5. Paper adhesive tape
  6. A palette for colors
  7. A glass jar with lukewarm water
  8. A piece of cloth that you don’t need, to wipe the brushes
Instructions :
  1. Prepare your work station. Figure out the color palette you will work with. I used pastel yellow, coral and pastel green, white and black.
  2. Make sure that the clay containers and brushes are clean of dust and dry.
  3. Using the white, paint the top of the containers. Paint with white untilbelow the middle of the container.
  4. Paint the inside of the container up to the middle as well, for a nicer final result.
  5. Once you are done with the white, rinse your brush in lukewarm water and wipe it on the cloth. Allow the paint to dry. The colors I use dry in a few seconds and I’m able to move on to the next step faster.
  6. After making sure that the white paint has dried, stick the paper adhesive tape as seen in the picture.
  7. Paint thebottom half of the container with any color you want.
  8. Once you are finished with the color, put the brush in the water and peel off the paper tape. Caution! The tape must come off the container before the paint dries well. If you peel it off when it is dry, it is very likely that some color will come off too (white or colored). It is also important to gently peel off the tape to not destroy the color.
  9. Let the container dry well and you are ready to move on to the design in black. Prepare your thin brush.
  10. At this point, you can paint whatever designs you want! Enjoy this step and take time to create small designs with patience and concentration.
  11. If you want to easily create small polka dots, you can use the back of any stick.

Tadaaa! Our pencil cases are ready! Let them dry for an hour and then you can use them.

You can put them in your office, in your library or even give them as a gift to a dear friend.

So what do you think? Will you try to make these pencil cases?

See you soon,

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