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"Go Team" Sports Cooler

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

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"Go Team" Sports Cooler

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Turn up at tailgates this fall with a cooler that cheers on your favorite team or your family.

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Learn more about Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

SUPPLIES

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Black Tie (DA539)
  • Cocoa Bean (DA535)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Green Beret (DA521)
  • School Bus (DA515)
  • Turf Green (DA520)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • painter's tape
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #10 flat brush
  • #12 flat brush
  • pen
  • #1 round brush
  • household cleaner or rubbing alcohol (to remove label from cooler)
  • plastic cooler

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Remove all labels from a cooler and clean it thoroughly with household cleaner or rubbing alcohol and paper towels.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use 1" painter's tape to mask off the center of the cooler lid for a football field.
  3. Use 3/4" flat brush and Turf Green to fill in the inside of the taped area. Rinse brush. Remove tape.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use 3/4" flat brush and Green Beret to paint carefully around the outer edge of the lid. Rinse brush.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use a pen and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer small team lettering logos to each side of the lid on the unpainted areas. Or use your initials or family name. (We used our company logo.)
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use a #1 round brush and School Bus to paint the sections around the logos. (Make sure not to get any School Bus in the letters.) Rinse brush.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Use a #1 round brush and Black Tie to fill in the centers of the letters and then outline each letter with Black Tie. Rinse brush.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Use a pen and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the team initial pattern onto the center of the lid. (We used our company initials.)
    Step 7 Example
  9. Use a #1 round brush and Cotton Ball to basecoat the team initials. Rinse brush. Use the same brush and load Black Tie to outline the circle, fill in the centers of the letters, and outline the letters. Rinse brush.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Use a pen and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the football field pattern onto the cooler lid.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Use a #1 round brush and Cotton Ball to paint over all the football field pattern details. Rinse brush.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Use a pen and the tracing and transfer papers to trace the football, goalposts, and words "GO TEAM" patterns all to the front of the cooler where you like. (You may need to resize the pattern to fit the front of the cooler.)
  13. Use a #10 flat brush and Cocoa Bean to fill in the football. Rinse brush.
    Step 12 Example
  14. Use a #12 flat brush and School Bus to paint the goalposts. Rinse brush. Use a #10 flat brush and Turf Green to fill in words "GO TEAM." Rinse brush.
    Step 13 Example
  15. Use a pen and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the details onto the football.
  16. Use a #10 flat brush and Cotton Ball to add the bands around the ends of the football. Rinse brush. Use a #1 round brush and Cotton Ball to add center details to the football and to outline the words "GO TEAM." Rinse brush. Use a #1 round brush and Black Tie to outline the football shape. Rinse brush.
    Step 15 Example
  17. Follow the Multi-Surface Acrylic label for cure times.

HELPFUL HINTS

Print out the team's logo or a family name from a computer. Make sure to size type to fit on the cooler lid.