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Egg Painted Easter Crate Basket

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Egg Painted Easter Crate Basket
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Egg Painted Easter Crate Basket

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Crate up those Easter goodies easily in a wooden box colorfully decked out in Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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Learn more about Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

SUPPLIES

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Chartreuse (DA517)
  • Chick (DA543)
  • Coastal Waters (DA523)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Lavender Fields (DA530)
  • Orange Sherbet (DA510)
  • Peach Silk (DA542)
  • Pink Cadillac (DA503)
  • Shrimp (DA541)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • painter's tape
  • #6 flat brush
  • #12 flat brush
  • small wooden crate (Michaels)
  • #1 round brush
  • 3/4" pouncer (Americana Dual Sided Pouncers - DABK19)
  • pen or pencil

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Use a #12 flat brush to make all the mixes ahead of time. Mix each color listed above, except Shrimp, with about (4) parts Cotton Ball to turn them pastel.
  2. Use a #12 flat brush and the Peach Silk mix to paint the inside of the crate. Rinse brush. Use the same brush with Cotton Ball on the sides. Rinse brush. Use the same brush with the Coastal Waters mix to paint the first section. Rinse brush. Use the same brush with the Pink Cadillac mix for the second section. Rinse brush. Use the same brush with the Lavender Fields mix to paint the bottom section. Rinse brush. Use the same brush with the Chartreuse mix to paint inside the handles. Rinse brush.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a pen or pencil and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the side patterns onto the crate.
  4. Use the #6 flat brush and the Chick mix to paint on the chevron stripe on the side of the crate. Rinse brush.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use the #12 flat brush and the Lavender Fields mix to paint a wavy section on the bottom of the crate. Rinse brush.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use the #1 round brush and the Pink Cadillac mix to paint on the swirls. Rinse brush.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Use the #1 round brush and the Chartreuse mix to paint a wavy stripe on top of the wavy Lavender Fields mix section. Rinse brush.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Use the #1 round brush and Shrimp to paint small lines in the Chartreuse stripe painted in the previous step. Rinse brush.
    Step 7 Example
  9. To make sure the stripes are lined up evenly, use painter's tape as a guide line. (Refer to photo.) Use the #1 round brush and the Coastal Waters mix to paint vertical stripes above the Chick mix chevron. Rinse brush.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Use painter's tape to make a thick stripe. (Refer to photo.) Use the #6 flat brush and the Orange Sherbet mix to fill in the stripe. Immediately remove the tape. Rinse brush.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Use the 3/4" sponge pouncer with the Pink Cadillac mix to pounce dots on the Orange Sherbet mix stripe. Rinse pouncer.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Use the handle end of the #1 round brush dipped into the Chartreuse mix to add tiny dots around the stripes and in each Pink Cadillac mix dot. Wipe off the handle end.
    Step 11 Example
  13. Use the #1 round brush and the Lavender Fields mix to paint the top scalloped section on the crate. Rinse brush.
    Step 12 Example
  14. Use the same brush and the Coastal Waters mix to outline the scalloped top. Rinse brush.
    Step 13 Example
  15. Use painter's tape as a guide line to line up the word pattern on the crate front. (Refer to photo.) Use a pencil or pen and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the pattern for the "Happy Easter" lettering on the crate front.
    Step 14 Example
  16. Use the #1 round brush and Cotton Ball to paint on the lettering and the squiggle. Rinse brush.
    Step 15 Example