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Modern Art Patio Tray Set

Americana Decor® Outdoor Living™

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Modern Art Patio Tray Set

designed by Jessica Alea

Decorate trays with Americana Decor® Outdoor Living™ for a gallery wall that can be taken outside.

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SUPPLIES

Americana Decor® Outdoor Living™

  • Fountain (ADOL17)
  • Garden Party (ADOL06)
  • Iron Gate (ADOL01)
  • Morning Glory (ADOL18)
  • Picket Fence (ADOL02)
  • Rock Garden (ADOL25)
  • Wildflower (ADOL07)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • scissors
  • clothespins
  • E6000 Glue
  • leather
  • paintbrushes
  • galvanized metal tray(s) (3 or more)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Paint the inside bottoms of the trays: one in Picket Fence; one in Fountain and Morning Glory, with Fountain highlighting the edges; and one in Fountain with Morning Glory highlighting the edges.
  2. Use the provided pattern to draw flowers onto one tray. Paint the stem in Picket Fence; paint the flowers by alternating between Garden Party and Wildflower. Accent the flowers with dots and lines using Iron Gate. (See photo for details.)
  3. Use the provided pattern to sketch the shells onto the Picket Fence tray. For the shells, paint the dots with Fountain and fade to Morning Glory. Paint "grout" in Wildflower with corners in Garden Party. (See photo for placement.)
  4. For the abstract swirl tray, randomly add strokes to the painting using Rock Garden, Garden Party, Morning Glory, Wildflower, and Picket Fence. Add groupings of dots in Picket Fence. (See photo for details.)
  5. Refer to the photo and cut the leather straps into the shape of a handle and glue with E6000 Glue, using clothespin to hold in place while drying.
  6. Hang the trays on a wall to use as decoration, and then take them down to use as centerpieces or serving ware.