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Colorful Painted Peg Arctic Animals

Americana® Acrylics

Colorful Painted Peg Arctic Animals
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Colorful Painted Peg Arctic Animals

designed by Sonja Stevens

Create a colorful version of the North Pole with peg characters and Americana® Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Bright Orange (DA228)
  • Bright Yellow (DA227)
  • Carousel Pink (DA274)
  • Dioxazine Purple (DA101)
  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)
  • Ocean Blue (DA270)
  • Primary Blue (DA200)
  • Purple Pizzazz (DA302)
  • Saffron Yellow (DA273)

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • DuraClear® Satin Varnish (DS21)

Other supplies

  • painter's tape
  • newspaper (or parchment paper)
  • 3/4" paintbrush
  • fine tip paintbrush (including one with angled flat tip)
  • sharpie paint pen (in black color) (Walmart)
  • wooden peg people (3) (Michaels)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTES: Protect the work surface with a sheet of newspaper or parchment paper. Repeat with as many coats as needed to achieve desired coverage. Allow paint to fully dry between steps and when changing to a new color.

  1. Gather all materials. (Bright Orange, Carousel Pink, and Lamp Black not shown here.)
    Step 0 Example
  2. For the penguin: Paint the surface of the wooden peg in Bright Yellow.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Using a fine tip angled brush, paint the front of the peg in Saffron Yellow to mimic the shape of the penguin's face and belly.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Using the handle end of a paintbrush, dab small polka dots all over the penguin body in Saffron Yellow.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Using a fine tip paintbrush, paint a small, upside-down triangle on the penguin’s face in Bright Orange.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Using the handle end of a paintbrush, dab two larger sized eyes on the penguin’s face in Lamp Black.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Apply a thin coat over the entire surface of the painted peg penguin in DuraClear Satin Varnish.
    Step 6 Example
  8. For the seal: Paint the surface of the wooden peg in Ocean Blue.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Using a fine tip angled brush, paint the front of the peg in Primary Blue to mimic the shape of the seal’s belly.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Using a fine tip angled brush, paint irregular-shaped, rounded rectangles on the back side of the peg in Primary Blue.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Using the handle end of a fine tip paintbrush, dab two small sized eyes and a nose on the seal’s face in Lamp Black.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Using the handle end of a paintbrush, dab one small sized dot for the seal’s mouth in Carousel Pink.
    Step 11 Example
  13. Using a fine tip paint pen in black, draw a thin curved line on either side of the seal’s nose.
    Step 12 Example
  14. Apply a thin coat over the entire surface of the painted peg seal in DuraClear Satin Varnish.
  15. For the polar bear: Paint the surface of the wooden peg in Purple Pizzazz.
    Step 14 Example
  16. Using a fine tip angled brush, paint the front of the peg in Dioxazine Purple to mimic the shape of the bear’s belly.
    Step 15 Example
  17. Using narrow strips of painter’s tape, create a horizontal stripe pattern around the width of the bear’s body.
    Step 16 Example
  18. Paint the stripes in Dioxazine Purple.
    Step 17 Example
  19. Remove the painter’s tape and use a fine tip paintbrush for any touch-ups.
    Step 18 Example
  20. Using the handle end of a paintbrush, dab two circles for the ears on the bear's face in Dioxazine Purple.
    Step 19 Example
  21. Using the handle end of a paintbrush, dab one small sized dot for the bear’s mouth in Carousel Pink.
    Step 20 Example
  22. Using the handle end of a paintbrush, dab small sized eyes on the bear’s face and a nose in Lamp Black and one small dot in Carousel Pink for the mouth.
    Step 21 Example
  23. Using the handle end of a fine tip paintbrush, dab smaller sized circles within the ears using Purple Pizzazz to create a crescent moon shape for the ears.
    Step 22 Example
  24. Using a fine tip paint pen in black, draw whiskers on either side of the nose.
    Step 23 Example
  25. Apply a thin coat over the entire surface of the painted peg polar bear in DuraClear Satin Varnish.