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American Flag Pallet

Americana® Acrylics

American Flag Pallet
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American Flag Pallet

designed by Amber Goens

Proudly "fly" this painted and glittered American flag at your Fourth of July BBQ.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • True Blue (DAO36)
  • True Red (DA129)

Glamour Dust™ Glitter Paint

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

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • sandpaper
  • hot glue gun
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #8 flat brush
  • fan brush
  • wooden pallet (Meijers)
  • wooden stars (Meijers)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Using a 3/4" flat brush and alternating True Red and Snow White, basecoat the stripes, leaving an open area on the left for the star section. (See photo for placement.) (Use a #8 flat brush to cover smaller areas such as between cracks and on the sides of the pallet.)
    Step 0 Example
  2. Using a #8 flat brush and True Blue, paint the left section at the top three slats. (Refer to photo for color placement. )
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a #8 flat brush and Snow White to paint the stars.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Once the paint is dry, lightly sand the pallet to create a distressed look.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use a fan brush to apply matching colors of Glamour Dust Glitter to the pallet: Sizzling Red for True Red areas; Ice Crystal for Snow White areas; and Sapphire Blue for True Blue areas.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use a fan brush and Ice Crystal on the stars.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Using a hot glue gun, adhere the stars onto the flag in any desired pattern.
    Step 6 Example