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Colorful Spring Flower Containers

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Colorful Spring Flower Containers
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Colorful Spring Flower Containers

designed by Pamela Huff

Show off a green thumb in style with decorative flower containers made with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Gloss Decou-Page (DS101)

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Canary (DA514)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Flamingo (DA504)
  • Lavender Fields (DA530)
  • Waterfront (DA566)

Other supplies

  • palette or plastic plate
  • small round brush
  • wet sponge (or cloth)
  • small flat brush
  • flat brushes - medium
  • small round stencil sponge brush (Hobby Lobby)
  • metal planter (3-section) (Hobby Lobby)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Clean the metal planter by wiping down with a wet cloth or sponge. Let dry thoroughly.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Using a medium flat brush, paint the inside of each section of the planter with Flamingo, Waterfront, or Canary. Apply three coats to each, allowing to dry completely between coats.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Mix each color with Cotton Ball to make a light color for the basecoat for each planter cup. Using the medium flat brush, apply three coats on the outside of each cup.
    Step 2 Example
  4. When each basecoat is dry, using the small flat, round, and stencil brushes, add the designs. ( I did swirls, polka dots, and stripes. These are easy to do free-handed.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Apply two coats of Lavender Fields to the wooden handle and to the metal brace. Using the small brush, add touches of Cotton Ball highlights to each design.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Using the medium flat brush, apply a thin coat of Gloss Decou-Page over the entire planter to protect the paint and design work. Let dry completely.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Fill the containers with small plants or flowers.
    Step 6 Example

HELPFUL HINTS

Make sure to use thin coats of paint with smooth and even strokes. The first coat may show a bit of brush marks. The last coats should not.