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Bright and Colorful Summertime Salad Tongs

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Bright and Colorful Summertime Salad Tongs
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Bright and Colorful Summertime Salad Tongs

designed by Sonja Stevens

Serve up pops of color with these bright and summery salad tongs, painted with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana Decor® Varnishes

  • Light Satin Varnish (ADM05)

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Apple Green (DA518)
  • Canary (DA514)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Flamingo (DA504)

Other supplies

  • painter's tape
  • wooden salad servers
  • newspaper (or parchment paper)
  • 3/4" flat paintbrush
  • fine tip paintbrush

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTES: Protect the work surface with a sheet of newspaper or parchment paper. Repeat with as many coats as needed to achieve desired coverage. Allow paint to fully dry between steps and when changing to a new color.

  1. Wrap a piece of painter’s tape about 1” from the end of each wooden handle.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Using a 3/4" flat paintbrush, paint the end of one handle in Flamingo and the other in Canary.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Remove the painter’s tape.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Wrap another couple pieces of tape at differing widths for the second stripe.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Paint a second stripe on each handle in Cotton Ball.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Remove the painter’s tape.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Wrap another couple pieces of tape at differing widths for the third stripe.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Paint a third stripe on each handle in Apple Green. Remove the painter's tape.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Continue removing and applying painter’s tape for the stripes along the entire length of the handles.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Paint the fourth stripe in Flamingo on one handle and Cotton Ball on the other handle.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Paint the fifth stripe in Apple Green on one handle and Canary on the other handle.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Paint the sixth stripe in Canary on one handle and Flamingo on the other handle.
    Step 11 Example
  13. Paint the seventh stripe in Cotton Ball on one handle and Apple Green on the other handle.
    Step 12 Example
  14. Dip the handle end of the 3/4" flat brush in Cotton Ball.
    Step 13 Example
  15. Dab medium-sized dots on the wider Apple Green stripe.
    Step 14 Example
  16. Use the handle end of the fine tip paintbrush, dipped in Apple Green, to dab small dots on the wider Cotton Ball stripes.
    Step 15 Example
  17. Add as many or as few dots as desired and repeat on both sides of the salad servers.
    Step 16 Example
  18. To finish, apply a coat of Light Satin Varnish over the painted handles. Allow them to dry fully before using.
    Step 17 Example

HELPFUL HINTS

If the edge of the stripe is not smooth, simply use a fine tip paintbrush for any touch-ups that are needed.