Application on Cardboard
Learn this technique with us! Below you find what you need:


  • Opaque water-based primer (BAS-1)
  • Water-based glue (GLU-1)
  • Rice papers for Découpage (TCR-16)
  • Smooth effect paste (MD-2)
  • Stencil (SCM-207)
  • Shell chalky extrafine acrylic paint (CC-06)
  • Chalky pearl white extrafine acrylic paint (CC-01)
  • Stencil (SCB-116)
  • Paint of your choice (Glossy VAR-1, Matt VAR-2, Vitrifying VAR-3)

Tools and supports:

  • Cardboard box
  • Flat brush 3 cm wide
  • Small brush
  • Scissors
  • Spatula
  • Paper tape
  • Sand paper

Provençal Box

Step by step

First Step

Apply the matt water-based primer (BAS-1) with the flat brush on the box. Let it dry and then apply a second coat.

Second Step

Using the spatula and the stencil (SCM-207) apply the smooth effect paste (MD-2) on the box. Attach the stencil to the box with paper tape for convenience and accuracy.

Third Step

Once dry, spread the chalky conchiglia acrylic paint (CC-06) over the mortar applied with the stencil.

Fourth Step

Wet the rice paper (TC-16) with the small brush, following the contours of the design and tear the subject following the wet contours.

Fifth Step

Cut out the chosen subjects with scissors or a classic paper cutter.

Sixth Step

Cover the whole box (CC-01) with the final color.

Seventh Step

After drying, sand over the relief made with the paste using sandpaper to reveal the shell color applied before.

Eighth Step

If the subject is heavy paper, we recommend a thin layer of glue (GLU-1) under the paper.

Rice paper: if the subject is in light paper, it can be glued directly onto the previously glued object.

Classic paper: it needs to be wet before applying the glue.

Ninth Step

Once everything is dry, apply a coat of protective varnish of your choice (Lucida VAR-1, Opaca VAR-2 or Vetrificante VAR-3).

Tenth Step

The découpage technique, the stencil with relief paste and the shabby technique were used on this box.

Here's what you need