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Fourth of July Shimmery Rocket

Americana® Acrylics

Fourth of July Shimmery Rocket
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Fourth of July Shimmery Rocket

designed by PLA Schneider

This canvas can celebrate the 4th of July or light up a kid's room with an image of space travel.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)
  • True Blue (DAO36)
  • True Red (DA129)

Glamour Dust™ Glitter Paint

  • Ice Crystal (DGD09)
  • Sapphire Blue (DGD11)
  • Sizzling Red (DGD03)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • pencil (with clean eraser)
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #8 round brush
  • craft glue
  • 11" x 14" canvas (Meijers)
  • chenille stem (or pipe cleaners in red)
  • glitter (in red, white, and blue) (Darice)
  • wooden stars (Meijers)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Using a 3/4" flat brush, paint the canvas Lamp Black. Trace and transfer the rocket pattern onto the canvas. Using a #8 round brush, outline the rocket in Snow White; fill it in with a 3/4" flat brush. Using a #8 round brush, paint the three fins in True Blue.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Load a #8 round brush with Snow White and tap on canvas to create far away "stars".
    Step 1 Example
  3. Using a #8 round brush, paint two horizontal stripes in True Blue.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use the eraser of a pencil to add dots in True Red.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use a #8 round brush to add Snow White accent stripes.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Paint wooden stars in random sizes; four in Snow White, 11 in True Red; and one in True Blue. Add Glamour Glitter Paint in coordinating colors using a #8 round brush. Let dry.
  7. With craft glue, adhere the stars directly onto the canvas or onto red chenille stems or pipe cleaners and then onto the canvas. (Refer to photo for placement; several red stars are glued to pipe cleaners.)
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