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Patriotic Stars and Stripes Picnic Set

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Patriotic Stars and Stripes Picnic Set
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Patriotic Stars and Stripes Picnic Set

designed by PLA Schneider

Celebrate the Fourth with some American ingenuity by turning galvanized tubs into a festive picnic set.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Lipstick (DA506)
  • True Blue (DA528)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • rubbing alcohol
  • burlap ribbon
  • hot glue gun
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #6 flat brush
  • #1 liner brush
  • masking tape
  • small chip brush
  • wooden stars (15 of varying sizes)
  • E6000 Glue
  • galvanized tubs (one large, two small) (Michaels)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Use a paper towel and rubbing alcohol to wipe the tubs clean.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use masking tape to mask off stripes.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Paint the stripes alternately Lipstick and Cotton Ball using a 3/4" flat brush.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a chip brush and Cotton Ball to lightly dry-brush over the stripes.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use E6000 to glue the burlap ribbon around the tub.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Using a 3/4" flat brush, paint five wooden stars in varying sizes in True Blue and 10 in varying smaller sizes in Lipstick. Using a small chip brush, lightly dry-brush over the stars in Cotton Ball.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Using a 3/4" flat brush, paint the center portion of the smaller bins in Cotton Ball and use a #1 liner brush with Lipstick to add detail lines.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Using a #6 flat brush, paint the top and bottom stripes of both smaller bins in True Blue.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Use a small chip brush to lightly dry-brush over the True Blue stripes.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Decorate by adhering the wooden stars to the small tub with E6000. (Refer to photo for placement.)