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Painted Cacti Canvas Set

Americana® Acrylics

Painted Cacti Canvas Set
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Painted Cacti Canvas Set

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Add warmth and a Southwestern flair to any room with the latest colors of Americana® Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Aqua Sky (DA333)
  • Bright Salmon (DA329)
  • Chartreuse Yellow (DA330)
  • Colonial Blue (DA334)
  • Desert Cactus (DA331)
  • Frosted Plum (DA335)
  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)
  • Teal Mint (DA332)
  • Warm White (DA239)

Other supplies

  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • #2 round brush
  • #10 flat brush
  • #1 liner brush
  • pen or pencil
  • stretched canvas (6" square; 4-pack)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Use a flat brush to paint two canvases Warm White and two with Aqua Sky. Rinse brush. Let dry. Use a flat brush with Desert Cactus, Frosted Plum, Bright Salmon, and Chartreuse Yellow to paint the sides of the canvases plus a border around each front. Rinse brush.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Print patterns to fit the canvas size. Use a pen or pencil and the tracing and transfer papers to transfer the patterns on each canvas. Use a round brush to basecoat each cactus using Bright Salmon, Colonial Blue, Chartreuse Yellow, and Desert Cactus. Rinse brush.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use the round and liner brushes to mix Warm White with Bright Salmon and paint details on the circle cacti and the Bright Salmon-colored cactus. Rinse brush. Use Frosted Plum and Colonial Blue to paint the cacti on the Colonial Blue and Warm White canvases. (See photo.) Rinse brush.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use the round and liner brushes with Lamp Black to paint open and closed triangles and open and closed circles in the backgrounds. Rinse brushes.
    Step 3 Example