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Mermaid Quote Sign

Americana® Acrylics

Mermaid Quote Sign
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Mermaid Quote Sign

designed by DecoArt Design Team

This mermaid comes bearing some good advice and lots of color thanks to MagiKote.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Bright Orange (DA228)
  • Peony Pink (DA215)
  • Sour Apple (DA275)
  • Turquoise Blue (DA268)
  • Warm Beige (DAO78)

Craft Twinkles™

  • Crystal (DCT1)
  • Galaxy Blue (DCT18)
  • Lime Green (DCT16)
  • Orange (DCT13)

MagiKote™ Styrofoam Coating

  • MagiKote (DS105)

Other supplies

  • sandpaper
  • scissors
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #0 liner brush
  • #12 flat brush
  • black permanent marker
  • palette knife (Americana Palette Knives and Texture Tools Set - DAS221)
  • craft knife
  • white craft glue
  • fan brush
  • low-temp glue gun and glue stick
  • 12" x 24" x 1/2" Styrofoam sheet (or preferred size)
  • two seashells
  • computer font for lettering (We used CurlzMT 48)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Use a craft knife to cut an 11" x 12" piece of Styrofoam for the water. Use a black marker to loosely draw waves across the top of the water.
  2. Use a black marker to draw the mermaid shape on the remaining Styrofoam. Use a craft knife to cut out the waves and mermaid.
  3. Use the handle end of a brush or other tool of choice to round the edges of the mermaid and press areas around the face, locks of hair, and the tail details.
  4. Use a fan brush to apply MagiKote on the mermaid and water plaque. Let dry completely.
  5. Sand the surface to smooth out rough areas.
  6. Repeat the MagiKote application and sanding for a smooth finish.
  7. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Turquoise Blue to paint the water plaque.
  8. Use a #12 flat brush to paint the hair Bright Orange; the face, arms, and body, Flesh Tone; and the tail, Sour Apple. While colors are wet, brush Peony Pink in crevices, blending as you work. Let dry.
  9. Use a #0 liner brush and Peony Pink to paint the nose and lips. Paint the eyes Turquoise Blue and the straps Sour Apple
  10. Brush a small amount of Snow White for the wave caps.
  11. Use fan brush to apply Craft Twinkles over like colors. Let dry.
  12. Type and print out the phrase on a computer. Use scissors to cut out the phrase. Position and adhere to plaque with craft glue.
  13. Position and adhere the mermaid.
  14. Position and adhere the seashells.

HELPFUL HINTS

A palette knife or craft stick can be used to apply MagiKote on flat surfaces like this plaque.

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