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Neon Jellyfish Velvet Pillow

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Neon Jellyfish Velvet Pillow
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Neon Jellyfish Velvet Pillow

designed by Pamela Huff

Create a bright pop of color with a velvet pillowcase and Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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Learn more about Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.


Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Blue (Neon) (DA559)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Green (Neon) (DA558)
  • Orange (Neon) (DA556)
  • Pink (Neon) (DA555)

Glow Products

  • Glow-in-the-Dark Paint (DS50)

Other supplies

  • round object for tracing (buttons, lids, coins: optional)
  • throw pillow (black velvet)
  • small round detail brush
  • wooden board (to fit inside pillow cover)
  • binder clip (4)
  • chalk marker
  • medium and small flat brush


NOTE: Watch the direction of the velvet and paint with the grain, as the paint will go on smoother and more evenly.

  1. Stretch or press any wrinkles out of the velvet pillow cover.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Insert a wooden board into the pillow cover opening.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Wrap the velvet cover around the board, making sure to center the board, as this will be the hard surface to paint on. Pull taut and clip into place on all four corners with binder clips.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Using a chalk marker, sketch out three different shapes of any kind resembling a jellyfish, one each in small, medium, and large sizes. Draw several circles in different sizes for bubbles. (You can use lids, buttons, or something similar as patterns to trace.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Begin filling in the shapes using the neon Americana Multi-Surface Acrylic colors listed. Overlap colors to make the jellyfish appear to be a little transparent. Paint lots of shapes as tentacles. (No shape or color is wrong. Each has its own fun look.)
    Step 4 Example
  6. Add in more layers of paint as the paint will soak in and dry very light.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Apply some of the paint much thicker in the areas where you'd like for it to appear bolder and larger, or on places where you want to show ridges or lines.
    Step 6 Example
  8. While the fourth layer of paint is drying, use multiple colors of neon paint on a medium flat brush and begin forming the colorful bubbles.
    Step 7 Example
  9. After the fifth layer of paint has been added to the jellyfish and the bubbles are full of color, allow to dry completely.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Look for places where you would the pillow to glow in the dark. Using Cotton Ball and a small detail brush, go back and paint white highlights on the jellyfish as well as on the bubbles. Let dry.
    Step 9 Example
  11. After the Cotton Ball has dried, go back over all those areas first with Cotton Ball and then with Glow-in-the-Dark Paint. Allow to dry completely between the layer of Cotton Ball and Glow-in-the-Dark Paint.
    Step 10 Example


You want the neon colors to blend well and look a little transparent. So, while each layer is just damp, not wet, begin adding the next layer of paint. This will allow for the blending of color and cause it to be more transparent.