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Dazzling Renaissance Wall Hangings

Dazzling Metallics®

Dazzling Renaissance Wall Hangings
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Dazzling Renaissance Wall Hangings

designed by Alexandra Hawkins

Give new life and a new look to wall accents with Dazzling MetallicsĀ®.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)

Dazzling Metallics®

  • Amethyst (DA321)
  • Berry (DA320)
  • Black Pearl (DA127)
  • Dark Patina (DA248)
  • Shimmering Silver (DAO70)
  • Teal (DA322)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • paintbrushes
  • renaissance style wall hanging busts (flea market find)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Paint both busts in Lamp Black.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint the leaves wrapping around the busts and trailing down from the bows in Dark Patina.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Mix together Amethyst, Berry, and Black Pearl to make a dark purple. Paint the draping fabric and the berries hanging below the leaves beneath the bows in this mix.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Mix together Amethyst and Berry. Use this mix to add highlights to the drapery and to paint the berries within the wrapped leaves just below that. Save mix for STEP 5.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Mix together Dark Patina, Teal, and Black Pearl to make a smoky blue color. Use this mix to paint the very top of the crown; the tassel hanging from the drapery; the large bow; and all the tassels hanging from that between the leaf shapes. Save this mix for STEP 6. Also, use the mix from STEP 4 to paint the jewels in the crown and the horizontal bar above the large bow.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Add Shimmering Silver to the smoky blue mix from STEP 5. Use new mix to add highlights to the tassels and the large bows.
    Step 5 Example
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