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"Bright" Neon Signs on Velvet

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

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"Bright" Neon Signs on Velvet

designed by Jessica Alea

Be rad with these retro signs on velvet using neons from Americana Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Orange (Neon) (DA556)
  • Pink (Neon) (DA555)
  • Yellow (Neon) (DA557)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • scissors
  • staple gun
  • chalk
  • 10" x 10" canvas (3; old or used)
  • paintbrushes
  • black velvet
  • neon light (optional)


  1. Strip the canvas cloth off the frames.
    Step 0 Example
  2. For each frame, cut the velvet 2" to 3" larger than the canvas. Stretch the velvet over the canvas frame and staple down with the staple gun.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Using the provided patterns (light bulb, lightening, and "Bright"), draw the figures onto the canvases using chalk.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Paint the light bulb in Yellow (Neon); the lightening in Orange (Neon); and the word "Bright" in Pink (Neon).
    Step 3 Example


Shine a neon light on the signs to create a vintage 80s look.

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