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Festive Christmas Tea Set

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Festive Christmas Tea Set
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Festive Christmas Tea Set

designed by DecoArt Design Team

A silver-plated tea service, found in a flea market, morphs into a colorful accent.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Apple Green (DA518)
  • Black Tie (DA539)
  • Leprechaun (DA519)
  • Lipstick (DA506)
  • Turquoise Waters (DA525)
  • Vanilla Shake (DA502)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • rubbing alcohol
  • pencil (or ballpoint pen)
  • 1" flat brush
  • filbert brush (see hint #2, re: size)
  • tack rag
  • tea set (flea market find)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTES: Rinse the brush between different coats of color. Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Wipe the silver surfaces clean with rubbing alcohol on a paper towel.
  2. Lightly mark off stripes around the tea set with a pencil or ballpoint pen.
  3. Use a 1” flat brush to paint a wide stripe down the middle of the front and back of each piece with Lipstick.
  4. Continue to paint stripes alternating between Apple Green and Leprechaun until the area between the two Lipstick stripes is covered.
  5. Paint the handles of each piece Apple Green.
  6. Use the handle end of a brush dipped in Vanilla Shake to paint dots on the Lipstick stripes.
  7. With a small filbert brush, paint alternating stripes of Black Tie and Vanilla Shake on the lids.
  8. Paint alternating stripes of Black Tie and Vanilla Shake on the top and bottom edges of each piece.
  9. Use the handle end of a brush dipped in Vanilla Shake to place dot inside the center of the flower.
  10. Paint the lid handles and inside edges of each piece with Turquoise Waters.
  11. Follow the paint label instructions to cure paint and to make the set top rack dishwasher safe.

HELPFUL HINTS

If you’re not ready to paint the silver set you inherited, there are very affordable silver-plated tea and coffee sets to be found at flea markets and resale shops.

The size of the filbert brush depends on the size of the piece. We used a #8 filbert brush in this project.

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