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Colorfully Painted Crafting Apron

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Colorfully Painted Crafting Apron
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Colorfully Painted Crafting Apron

designed by DecoArt Design Team

Make a colorfully cheerful apron for crafting with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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Learn more about Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

SUPPLIES

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Black Tie (DA539)
  • Blue Bird (DA527)
  • Canary (DA514)
  • Chartreuse (DA517)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Dark Scarlet (DA508)
  • Eggplant (DA532)
  • Flamingo (DA504)
  • Green Beret (DA521)
  • Iris (DA531)
  • Lavender Fields (DA530)
  • Lipstick (DA506)
  • Pumpkin Patch (DA511)
  • Red Barn (DA507)
  • School Bus (DA515)
  • Sky Blue (DA522)
  • Turf Green (DA520)
  • Turquoise Waters (DA525)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • #12 flat brush (or #14 flat brush)
  • black permanent marker
  • apron
  • #10/0 liner brush

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. With tracing and transfer papers, apply the patterns where needed (refer to photo).
  2. The yellow flower is School Bus. Add line scallops with Cotton Ball. The center is Pumpkin Patch. Dot one side of the flower center with Black Tie.
  3. Use a #12 or #14 flat brush to paint the red flower Lipstick, with the shade around the center in Red Barn. Add dots with the handle end of the brush using Cotton Ball. The flower center is Flamingo.
  4. Use a #12 or #14 flat brush to paint the blue flower Turquoise Waters. The center is a thumb finger dot of Eggplant. Let dry. Add a small dot of School Bus for accent with the handle end of a brush. (See photo.)
  5. Lightly brush small amount of Lavender Fields all around the outside of the Eggplant color with a #12 or #14 flat brush. (See photo.)
  6. With a #10/0 liner brush, add line scallops with Black Tie on top of Turquoise Waters.
  7. All stems and leaves are Turf Green and then highlighted with Chartreuse.
  8. For shorter flowers, use a thumb to apply Cotton Ball and the handle end of a brush to make center dot of School Bus.
  9. Use a #12 or #14 flat brush for letters: P is Chartreuse, shaded with Turf Green, and added liner plaid with Green Beret; A is Sky Blue, shaded with Blue Bird; liner circles of Turquoise Waters; and center dots in circles of Chartreuse; I is Flamingo; shaded with Lipstick; and dotted with Dark Scarlet; N is Iris; shaded with Eggplant; vine and leaves are Turf Green with dots of Canary; and T is checks of Black Tie made with a #12 or #14 flat brush.
  10. Create all line work with a #10/0 liner brush and Black Tie or a black marking pen.
  11. Trim the apron with color of your choice, creating dots, stripes, and line work at top with a #12 or #14 flat brush and the handle end of the brush.

HELPFUL HINTS

Keep brush straight up and down in your hand and don’t apply a lot of pressure. If you like more solid coverage, apply a second coat.

Do not thin paint with water.