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Colorful Painted Peg Arctic Animals

Americana® Acrylics

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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.)
  2. For the penguin: Paint the surface of the wooden peg in Bright Yellow.
  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.
  4. Using the handle end of a paintbrush, dab small polka dots all over the penguin body in Saffron Yellow.
  5. Using a fine tip paintbrush, paint a small, upside-down triangle on the penguin’s face in Bright Orange.
  6. Using the handle end of a paintbrush, dab two larger sized eyes on the penguin’s face in Lamp Black.
  7. Apply a thin coat over the entire surface of the painted peg penguin in DuraClear Satin Varnish.
  8. For the seal: Paint the surface of the wooden peg in Ocean Blue.
  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.
  10. Using a fine tip angled brush, paint irregular-shaped, rounded rectangles on the back side of the peg in Primary Blue.
  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.
  12. Using the handle end of a paintbrush, dab one small sized dot for the seal’s mouth in Carousel Pink.
  13. Using a fine tip paint pen in black, draw a thin curved line on either side of the seal’s nose.
  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.
  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.
  17. Using narrow strips of painter’s tape, create a horizontal stripe pattern around the width of the bear’s body.
  18. Paint the stripes in Dioxazine Purple.
  19. Remove the painter’s tape and use a fine tip paintbrush for any touch-ups.
  20. Using the handle end of a paintbrush, dab two circles for the ears on the bear's face in Dioxazine Purple.
  21. Using the handle end of a paintbrush, dab one small sized dot for the bear’s mouth in Carousel Pink.
  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.
  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.
  24. Using a fine tip paint pen in black, draw whiskers on either side of the nose.
  25. Apply a thin coat over the entire surface of the painted peg polar bear in DuraClear Satin Varnish.