You can purchase stencils from any Craft store, or Hardware store that is made of thin plastic. You can also change different colors being used as long as some colors are lighter and some darker for you to have contrast.
For this tutorial I used ( you can always change to your color combo):
Thin Wood box from Michae's craft store $1
Stencil ( I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Screen)
Distress Ink pad: Vintage Photo (Dark), Aged Mahogany(Medium)
Stampin Up Red Riding Hood (Light)
Luminart Ginger Peach as (Base) or you can use Moon Glow Glitz Spritz
A Brush and a bottle of Glimmer Mist in Pearl
Sponge on a clip
Waterbased Sealer - Krylon Spray or whatever sealer you have
Flower or Gems to decorate with
Punched Circle of a stamped image
Start by covering the entire wood box with Base color Ginger P or equivalent color evenly
Hold your Stencil Real Steady
Start with Light Color (Red Riding Hood) on the Top, moving from Edges to inside using a sponge, stroke lightly , keeping stencil in place
Move lower and Dab Medium color (Aged Mahogany) around stencil area, keep stencil in place.
Move lower and Dab Dark Color (Vintage Photo) further down the stencil, keep stencil in place.
Let dry for 30 min. Work on the bottom box part while waiting for lid to dry.
After all 3 colors are on, remove the stencil from box lid and apply glimmer mist with brush only on the rim of the lid. If you spray glimmer mist on while the ink is wet, it will make a puddle. After drying, You can spray glimmer mist holding bottle about 6 inches spray with fine mist, try spraying on paper to get the hang of the fine mist.
Let dry for 1 hour, then spray Krylon sealer outdoors or you can use even better product SuperSeal - can use on scrapbook pages too to prevent UV color fading I used Krylon, it has a strong odor but it's very good for protecting the box if water gets splashed on it, the color won't run.
Finally decorate it with Gems and painted Flowers to match, put a stamped image on there to match and sponge some color on the stamped circle image too.
Originally I was going to do this box using yellow base with blue or green shades. However I will have to use those colors next time around. I hope you have fun learning this, try it in different color combinations :) Hugs ~Jeni