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"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" Tray

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

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"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" Tray

designed by Micaela Spiggle

This tray delivers a seasonal message that will delight everyone during the holidays.

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Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Black Tie (DA539)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Lipstick (DA506)
  • Red Barn (DA507)
  • Yellow Gold (Metallic) (DA551)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • rubbing alcohol
  • scissors
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #10 flat brush
  • ribbon to match
  • #1 round brush
  • metal tray (flea market find)
  • E6000 Glue


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Clean the metal tray with rubbing alcohol and paper towels.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Black Tie to basecoat the center of the tray only. Rinse brush.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Using the tracing and transfer papers, transfer the banner, wording (not in the banner), and diamonds to the tray.
  4. Paint the center of the banner in Lipstick using a 3/4" flat brush. Use a #1 round brush to paint the shadow in the banner in Red Barn.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Using a #1 round brush, paint the lettering in Yellow Gold (Metallic).
    Step 4 Example
  6. Transfer "wonderful" into the banner using the tracing and transfer papers. Using a #1 round brush, paint the lettering in Cotton Ball.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Paint diamonds in Cotton Ball using a #1 round brush.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Cut ribbon to the desired length.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Adhere the ribbon to the back of the tray using E6000 Glue according to packaging instructions.
    Step 8 Example
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