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Blue and White Floral Plaque

Americana® Acrylics

Blue and White Floral Plaque
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Blue and White Floral Plaque

designed by DecoArt Design Team

This blue and white design will bring cheerful, season-spanning color to your décor.

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Learn more about Americana® Acrylics.

SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Admiral Blue (DA213)
  • Baby Blue (DAO42)
  • Blue Harbor (DA283)
  • Cool White (DA240)

Mediums

  • Paint Adhesion Medium™ (DS39)

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • Americana® Primer & Sealer (DS17)
  • DuraClear® Satin Varnish (DS21)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • ruler
  • painter's tape
  • screwdriver
  • tack rag
  • stylus
  • 220-grit sandpaper
  • glue
  • metal framed plaque with hook and insert (A Stroke of Jeanneius - #JBS103)
  • triangular cosmetic sponges
  • 1" oval wash brush
  • 2-stroke round brush
  • #10/0 liner brush

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. INSERT: Lightly sand the corners of the insert to round off slightly. Wipe with a paper towel to remove dust.
  2. Using the 1" oval wash brush, apply a coat of Americana Primer & Sealer to both sides and edges of the insert
  3. Paint the insert Cool White using the 1" oval brush. Lightly sand and wipe with a paper towel to remove any excess dust.
  4. Measure and tape off a 1/4” border around the outside edge of the insert.
  5. Using a cosmetic sponge, paint the border and edge of the insert Blue Harbor.
  6. Remove the tape and trace the design onto the insert.
  7. Using the #10/0 liner brush and Admiral Blue, outline the border and add small lines to it.
  8. Using the 2-stroke round brush, paint the arches Blue Harbor.
  9. With the #10/0 liner brush and Admiral Blue, outline the arches and add crosshatching lines.
  10. Paint light leaves and light flower petals with 1:1 mix of Baby Blue and Cool White and the #10/0 liner brush. (Refer to photo.) Save the mix for a later step.
  11. Outline the leaves and petals and add detail lines on petals using the #10/0 liner brush and Admiral Blue.
  12. Paint the center of the light-colored flowers Blue Harbor with the #10/0 liner brush.
  13. Using the handle end of a brush and Cool White, place a dot in the center of the area you just painted.
  14. Outline the center of the flowers with the #10/0 liner brush and Admiral Blue.
  15. The dark leaves and large flowers are painted Blue Harbor using the 2-stroke round brush.
  16. Outline the leaves and petals and add vein lines and creases on the petals using the #10/0 liner brush and Admiral Blue.
  17. Dot the centers of large flowers with the Baby Blue/Cool White mix from step 10 and the handle end of a brush.
  18. The white flowers are outlined with Admiral Blue using the #10/0 liner brush. Dot the center of flowers with Blue Harbor. Using the #10/0 liner brush and Baby Blue, outline the center of the flowers and add detail lines to the petals.
  19. Using the 2-stroke round brush and Blue Harbor, add comma strokes beside the curlicues.
  20. Paint the curlicues and stems with the #10/0 liner brush and Admiral Blue.
  21. Using the 2-stroke round brush and Admiral Blue, paint the oval.
  22. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  23. FRAME: Lightly sand the metal areas of the frame to roughen up the surface slightly. Wipe with a damp paper towel to remove any dust.
  24. Using painter’s tape, completely tape off the white ball on the hook.
  25. Dip a cosmetic sponge into Paint Adhesion Medium and apply to the frame, making sure to get it inside all the curls of metal.
  26. Allow to dry thoroughly or overnight.
  27. Using a clean cosmetic sponge and Cool White, paint all of the metal areas of the frame, making sure to get it in all curls and tight spots. Allow to dry. Apply a second coat if needed.
  28. Seal both pieces with DuraClear Satin Varnish.
  29. Attach the insert with either glue or the hardware included.