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Painted Day of the Dead Banner

Americana® Acrylics

Painted Day of the Dead Banner
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Painted Day of the Dead Banner

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Create a festive banner for your Day of the Dead celebration with Americana® Neon Lights.

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Learn more about Americana® Acrylics.

SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Green Energy (Neon Lights) (DA343)
  • Knockout Blue (Neon Lights) (DA344)
  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)
  • Peach Punch (Neon Lights) (DA341)
  • Pink Explosion (Neon Lights) (DA340)
  • Radiant Yellow (Neon Lights) (DA342)

Other supplies

  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #1 liner brush
  • ribbon to match (of choice)
  • #1 round brush
  • cosmetic sponges
  • pen or pencil
  • pompon trim (in multiple colors of choice)
  • rotary fabric cutter
  • E6000 Glue (E6000)
  • Roc-lon┬« fabric (or canvas)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Use a ruler and pencil to draw and cut the pennant pieces measuring 9" tall by 5" wide from the Roc-lon fabric.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Trim the bottom of each rectangle in a pennant style.
    Step 1 Example
  3. On three of the pennants, use a pen or pencil to trace and transfer the patterns.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a round and a liner brush to paint "Dia De Los Muertos" using Knockout Blue, Peach Punch, Green Energy, Radiant Yellow, Snow White, and Lamp Black.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use a flat, round, and liner brush to paint the skull pennant using Knockout Blue, Peach Punch, Pink Explosion, Green Energy, Radiant Yellow, Snow White, and Lamp Black.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use a flat brush, round, and brush to paint the second skull pennant using Knockout Blue, Peach Punch, Pink Explosion, Green Energy, Radiant Yellow, Snow White, and Lamp Black.
    Step 5 Example
  7. On the last pennant, use a flat brush to paint it solid Radiant Yellow. Let dry. Use your favorite Outdoor Living Stencils to apply a pattern with Green Energy, Knockout Blue, and Peach Punch.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Continue making more flower designs with the Neon Lights colors. Use the handle end of the liner brush dipped in black to make dots around each flower design.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Use a flat brush to paint the last pennant in Green Energy. Use a favorite Outdoor Living Stencil to apply a floral pattern with a cosmetic sponge. Use the handle end of the flat brush with Snow White to create dots.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Use scissors to cut different color pom-pom ribbon pieces for the pennants.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Adhere ribbon and trim with E6000 Glue.
    Step 10 Example
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