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Cute As A Button Hot Air Balloon Art

Americana® Acrylics

Cute As A Button Hot Air Balloon Art
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Cute As A Button Hot Air Balloon Art

Cute As A Button Hot Air Balloon Art

designed by Regina Davis

Who's got the button? This wall canvas, using Americana® Acrylics, does.

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SUPPLIES

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Everlasting (ADC01)
  • Relic (ADC28)

Americana® Acrylics

  • Bahama Blue (DA255)
  • Coral Blush (DA292)
  • Golden Straw (DA168)
  • Marigold (DA194)
  • Spa Blue (DA277)

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • Americana® Matte Spray Finish (DAS13)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • paper towels
  • sandpaper
  • 2" flat brush
  • wax paper
  • 1/2" flat brush
  • toothpicks
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • paper
  • assorted buttons (about 120; varying sizes)
  • cosmetic sponge
  • vinyl
  • Silhouette electronic cutting machine (Silhouette America)
  • wooden board
  • sawtooth hanger

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Sand out the rough spots on a wooden board.
    Step 0 Example
  2. With a 2" flat brush, paint both the sides and face using Everlasting. (If needed, apply an additional coat.) Set aside to dry.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Gather buttons of varying sizes.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Begin painting the buttons by holding each button in between two fingers and painting the edge.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Set the button on wax paper and hold with a toothpick to stabilize.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Paint the face of the button. Let dry. Apply another coat to needed areas.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Make a lighter coral blush color by mixing (1) part Snow White with (2) parts Coral Blush.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Continue until you have about 18-20 buttons of each color: mix from Step 7; Coral Blush; Spa Blue; Bahama Blue; Marigold; and Golden Straw.
    Step 7 Example
  9. On a piece of scrap paper, place the buttons in a rough balloon shape.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Lightly sand edges of the wooden board using sandpaper. Clean off sanding dust using a damp paper towel.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Cut the provided pattern on a Silhouette electronic cutter.
  12. Place "dream BIG" in the bottom left of the wooden board and the balloon basket next to it. Use the arrangement of buttons to help determine the placement on the board.
    Step 11 Example
  13. Paint the basket using Relic.
    Step 12 Example
  14. Apply the banner stencil onto the balloon basket. Paint the stencils in the following colors, using a cosmetic sponge: Coral Blush, Golden Straw, and Bahama Blue. (Refer to photo for placement.)
    Step 13 Example
  15. Apply the banner string stencil and paint in Bahama Blue. Remove the banner. Let dry.
    Step 14 Example
  16. Once the paint is completely dry, lightly sand over "dream BIG" and the basket of the balloon. Wipe away any sanding dust using a damp paper towel.
    Step 15 Example
  17. Warm up hot glue gun and begin gluing buttons on the top of the basket. (Let the buttons slightly overhang the top line of the basket.)
    Step 16 Example
  18. Continue forming the balloon using random colors and sizes of buttons as you go.
    Step 17 Example
  19. Continue until the full balloon has been formed.
    Step 18 Example
  20. Finish by sealing with Americana Matte Spray Finish.
  21. To hang, attach a sawtooth hanger to the top of the back.
  22. Sand out the rough spots on a wooden board.
    Step 21 Example
  23. With a 2" flat brush, paint both the sides and face using Everlasting. (If needed, apply an additional coat.) Set aside to dry.
    Step 22 Example
  24. Gather buttons of varying sizes.
    Step 23 Example
  25. Begin painting the buttons by holding each button in between two fingers and painting the edge.
    Step 24 Example
  26. Set the button on wax paper and hold with a toothpick to stabilize.
    Step 25 Example
  27. Paint the face of the button. Let dry. Apply another coat to needed areas.
    Step 26 Example
  28. Make a lighter coral blush color by mixing (1) part Snow White with (2) parts Coral Blush.
    Step 27 Example
  29. Continue until you have about 18-20 buttons of each color: mix from Step 7; Coral Blush; Spa Blue; Bahama Blue; Marigold; and Golden Straw.
    Step 28 Example
  30. On a piece of scrap paper, place the buttons in a rough balloon shape.
    Step 29 Example
  31. Lightly sand edges of the wooden board using sandpaper. Clean off sanding dust using a damp paper towel.
    Step 30 Example
  32. Cut the provided pattern on a Silhouette electronic cutter.
  33. Place "dream BIG" in the bottom left of the wooden board and the balloon basket next to it. Use the arrangement of buttons to help determine the placement on the board.
    Step 32 Example
  34. Paint the basket using Relic.
    Step 33 Example
  35. Apply the banner stencil onto the balloon basket. Paint the stencils in the following colors, using a cosmetic sponge: Coral Blush, Golden Straw, and Bahama Blue. (Refer to photo for placement.)
    Step 34 Example
  36. Apply the banner string stencil and paint in Bahama Blue. Remove the banner. Let dry.
    Step 35 Example
  37. Once the paint is completely dry, lightly sand over "dream BIG" and the basket of the balloon. Wipe away any sanding dust using a damp paper towel.
    Step 36 Example
  38. Warm up hot glue gun and begin gluing buttons on the top of the basket. (Let the buttons slightly overhang the top line of the basket.)
    Step 37 Example
  39. Continue forming the balloon using random colors and sizes of buttons as you go.
    Step 38 Example
  40. Continue until the full balloon has been formed.
    Step 39 Example
  41. Finish by sealing with Americana® Matte Spray Finish.
  42. To hang, attach a sawtooth hanger to the top of the back.
  43. Sand out the rough spots on a wooden board.
    Step 42 Example
  44. With a 2" flat brush, paint both the sides and face using Everlasting. (If needed, apply an additional coat.) Set aside to dry.
    Step 43 Example
  45. Gather buttons of varying sizes.
    Step 44 Example
  46. Begin painting the buttons by holding each button in between two fingers and painting the edge.
    Step 45 Example
  47. Set the button on wax paper and hold with a toothpick to stabilize.
    Step 46 Example
  48. Paint the face of the button. Let dry. Apply another coat to needed areas.
    Step 47 Example
  49. Make a lighter coral blush color by mixing (1) part Snow White with (2) parts Coral Blush.
    Step 48 Example
  50. Continue until you have about 18-20 buttons of each color: mix from Step 7; Coral Blush; Spa Blue; Bahama Blue; Marigold; and Golden Straw.
    Step 49 Example
  51. On a piece of scrap paper, place the buttons in a rough balloon shape.
    Step 50 Example
  52. Lightly sand edges of the wooden board using sandpaper. Clean off sanding dust using a damp paper towel.
    Step 51 Example
  53. Cut the provided pattern on a Silhouette electronic cutter.
  54. Place "dream BIG" in the bottom left of the wooden board and the balloon basket next to it. Use the arrangement of buttons to help determine the placement on the board.
    Step 53 Example
  55. Paint the basket using Relic.
    Step 54 Example
  56. Apply the banner stencil onto the balloon basket. Paint the stencils in the following colors, using a cosmetic sponge: Coral Blush, Golden Straw, and Bahama Blue. (Refer to photo for placement.)
    Step 55 Example
  57. Apply the banner string stencil and paint in Bahama Blue. Remove the banner. Let dry.
    Step 56 Example
  58. Once the paint is completely dry, lightly sand over "dream BIG" and the basket of the balloon. Wipe away any sanding dust using a damp paper towel.
    Step 57 Example
  59. Warm up hot glue gun and begin gluing buttons on the top of the basket. (Let the buttons slightly overhang the top line of the basket.)
    Step 58 Example
  60. Continue forming the balloon using random colors and sizes of buttons as you go.
    Step 59 Example
  61. Continue until the full balloon has been formed.
    Step 60 Example
  62. Finish by sealing with Americana Matte Spray Finish.
  63. To hang, attach a sawtooth hanger to the top of the back.
  64. Sand out the rough spots on a wooden board.
    Step 63 Example
  65. With a 2" flat brush, paint both the sides and face using Everlasting. (If needed, apply an additional coat.) Set aside to dry.
    Step 64 Example
  66. Gather buttons of varying sizes.
    Step 65 Example
  67. Begin painting the buttons by holding each button in between two fingers and painting the edge.
    Step 66 Example
  68. Set the button on wax paper and hold with a toothpick to stabilize.
    Step 67 Example
  69. Paint the face of the button. Let dry. Apply another coat to needed areas.
    Step 68 Example
  70. Make a lighter coral blush color by mixing (1) part Snow White with (2) parts Coral Blush.
    Step 69 Example
  71. Continue until you have about 18-20 buttons of each color: mix from Step 7; Coral Blush; Spa Blue; Bahama Blue; Marigold; and Golden Straw.
    Step 70 Example
  72. On a piece of scrap paper, place the buttons in a rough balloon shape.
    Step 71 Example
  73. Lightly sand edges of the wooden board using sandpaper. Clean off sanding dust using a damp paper towel.
    Step 72 Example
  74. Cut the provided pattern on a Silhouette electronic cutter.
  75. Place "dream BIG" in the bottom left of the wooden board and the balloon basket next to it. Use the arrangement of buttons to help determine the placement on the board.
    Step 74 Example
  76. Paint the basket using Relic.
    Step 75 Example
  77. Apply the banner stencil onto the balloon basket. Paint the stencils in the following colors, using a cosmetic sponge: Coral Blush, Golden Straw, and Bahama Blue. (Refer to photo for placement.)
    Step 76 Example
  78. Apply the banner string stencil and paint in Bahama Blue. Remove the banner. Let dry.
    Step 77 Example
  79. Once the paint is completely dry, lightly sand over "dream BIG" and the basket of the balloon. Wipe away any sanding dust using a damp paper towel.
    Step 78 Example
  80. Warm up hot glue gun and begin gluing buttons on the top of the basket. (Let the buttons slightly overhang the top line of the basket.)
    Step 79 Example
  81. Continue forming the balloon using random colors and sizes of buttons as you go.
    Step 80 Example
  82. Continue until the full balloon has been formed.
    Step 81 Example
  83. Finish by sealing with Americana Matte Spray Finish.
  84. To hang, attach a sawtooth hanger to the top of the back.