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Painted 100 days of school banner

Americana® Acrylics

Painted 100 days of school banner
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Painted 100 days of school banner

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Announce the start of the school year in bright, energizing colors on this high-flying banner.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Calypso Blue (DA234)
  • Citron Green (DA235)
  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)
  • Light Buttermilk (DA164)
  • Primary Yellow (DA201)
  • Tangerine (DAO12)
  • True Red (DA129)
  • Wisteria (DA211)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • scissors
  • #2 round brush
  • #12 flat brush
  • #1 liner brush
  • hole punch
  • jute (ribbon or yarn)
  • black pen
  • felt banners (two 4-packs) (JoAnns)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Use a pen and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer each pattern background to a different banner. (I put matching backgrounds on the same color banner, but it is a personal preference.)
  2. Use a #2 round brush and True Red to basecoat both apple pennants. Rinse brush.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a #2 round brush and Primary Yellow to basecoat both ruler pennants. Rinse brush.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a #2 round brush and load separately with Calypso Blue, Tangerine, and Wisteria to basecoat both book pennants. Rinse brush before switching colors and at the end.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use the same brush and Primary Yellow to basecoat the pencils. Rinse brush. Use the same brush and Light Buttermilk to paint the wooden tip.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Continue adding Light Buttermilk to the apples with the same brush.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Fill in book pages with Light Buttermilk and the same brush. Rinse brush.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Use the #1 liner brush and Lamp Black to add inch lines and numbers to both ruler pennants.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Using the same brush and color, add the pencil details and lead.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Use the same brush and color to add the seeds and stems to both apple pennants.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Use the same brush and color to make light page marks on both book pennants. Rinse brush. Let all dry completely.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Use a black pen and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the number, letters, swirls, and word patterns to the pennants.
  13. Use a #2 round brush and Lamp Black to outline and fill in "100".
    Step 12 Example
  14. Use a #12 flat brush and Lamp Black to fill in the letter "D". Rinse brush.
    Step 13 Example
  15. Use a #2 round brush and Lamp Black to fill in the letter "a".
    Step 14 Example
  16. Use the same brush and color to fill in the letter "y".
    Step 15 Example
  17. Use the same brush and color to fill in the letter "s".
    Step 16 Example
  18. Use a #1 liner brush and Lamp Black to fill in the swirls and "of".
    Step 17 Example
  19. Use the same brush and color to fill in the word "school". Rinse brush.
    Step 18 Example
  20. Use a #2 round brush and Citron Green to fill in between the stripes on the "y". Rinse brush.
    Step 19 Example
  21. Use a #1 liner brush and Citron Green to outline part of the letter "y". (See photo for placement.) Let dry completely.
    Step 20 Example
  22. Once the banner is fully dry, use a hole punch to add a hole at each end of each pennant. Use scissors to cut ribbon, jute, or yarn long enough to attach all pennants into a banner. Tie a knot at each end, and it is ready to hang.
    Step 21 Example