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Springtime Watering Can and Polka Dot Pots

Crafter's Acrylic Multi-Surface

Springtime Watering Can and Polka Dot Pots
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Springtime Watering Can and Polka Dot Pots

designed by Donna Bush

Bring spring into indoor gardening with this watering can and pots with color from Crafter's Acrylic® Multi-Surface.

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SUPPLIES

Crafter's Acrylic® Multi-Surface

  • Basic Blue (DCAM17)
  • Black (DCAM24)
  • Bright Purple (DCAM19)
  • Brown (DCAM22)
  • Irish Green (DCAM12)
  • Red (DCAM05)
  • Sweet Pink (DCAM03)
  • Vibrant Yellow (DCAM10)
  • White (DCAM01)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • stylus or pencil
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • rubbing alcohol
  • 1/4" flat brush
  • 1" pouncer
  • #2 round glass paint brush
  • 5/0 liner glass paint brush
  • 1/2 round foam pouncer
  • orange metal watering can (Michaels)
  • red and blue plastic pots (Hobby Lobby)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Clean the can and pot surfaces with rubbing alcohol and dry well before painting.

  1. Watering can: Trace and transfer the provided pattern.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use #2 round brush and 1/4" flat brushes to paint the flowers Red, Basic Blue, Sweet Pink, and Bright Purple; the leaves and stems, Irsh Green; the snail, Sweet Pink and Bright Purple; the bee, Vibrant Yellow, Black, and White; and the ladybug, Red and Black.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use the same brushes to paint the Red flower's center, Vibrant Yellow; the Basic Blue flower's center, Bright Purple; and the Sweet Pink flower's center, Brown. Use a liner brush to outline and add details with Black.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a liner brush and Vibrant Yellow to add leaf veins. Use a #2 round brush to add White vertical stripes to the tulip. Use the handle end of a brush to dot the Red flower with Sweet Pink; the Basic Blue flower with White; and the tulip leaves with Vibrant Yellow.
    Step 3 Example
  5. The Pots: Use a larger pouncer and Sweet Pink to press dots on the red pot and Red dots on the blue pot.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use a smaller pouncer and Basic Blue to press dots inside the centers of the Sweet Pink dots and Vibrant Yellow dots inside of the Red dots.
    Step 5 Example

HELPFUL HINTS

The best way to transfer a pattern is to position and secure pattern on tsurface with painters tape. Place tape at the top only. Slide transfer paper under the pattern making sure the shiny side is down or next to the surface. Use stylus or pencil/pen to trace over the pattern. Check to make sure al