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Funky Flower Garden Tote

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Funky Flower Garden Tote
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Funky Flower Garden Tote

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Funky flowers add interest and color to a wooden planter, in the style of an old-fashioned tool box.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Apple Green (DA518)
  • Black Tie (DA539)
  • Blue Bird (DA527)
  • Chartreuse (DA517)
  • Coastal Waters (DA523)
  • Lavender Fields (DA530)
  • Lipstick (DA506)
  • Poppy (DA505)
  • Shrimp (DA541)
  • Soft Jade (DA545)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • stylus or pencil
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • 1" flat brush
  • #1 round brush
  • wooden planter

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Use a 1" flat brush to basecoat each section of the wooden planter a different color, loading the brush separately using Blue Bird, Apple Green, Coastal Waters, and Lavender Fields. Rinse the brush between steps and at the end.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a pencil or stylus and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the floral pattern to the front of the planter.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a #1 round brush and Chartreuse to basecoat all leaves and certain flower centers. Rinse brush. While they are still wet, shade areas of both with Apple Green. Rinse brush.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a #1 round brush and load separately using Shrimp, Poppy, Lavender Fields, Soft Jade, Lipstick, and Black Tie and then create a few mixes of your own to add more detail. Rinse the brush between steps and at the end.
    Step 3 Example
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