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Painted Succulent Trio

Americana® Acrylics

Painted Succulent Trio
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Painted Succulent Trio

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Paint a threesome of colorful succulents on canvas using Americana® Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Burgundy Wine (DAO22)
  • Foliage Green (DA269)
  • Hauser Light Green (DA131)
  • Hauser Medium Green (DA132)
  • Lemonade (DA252)
  • Lilac (DAO32)
  • Pansy Lavender (DA154)
  • Poodleskirt Pink (DA267)
  • Spa Blue (DA277)
  • Teal Green (DA107)

Dazzling Metallics®

  • Mink Pearl (DA307)
  • Splendid Gold (DA263)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • pencil
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #1 round brush
  • canvas (3: same size )

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. You will need three 4" canvas or size of choice. (Print off patterns to fit canvas size.)
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a 3/4" flat brush and load separately with Lilac, Spa Blue, and Poodleskirt Pink to paint each canvas one color. Rinse the brush before switching colors and at the end. Let dry completely.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a pencil and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer a background pattern to each canvas. (Colors match up to: Lilac background, geometric triangle grid; Spa Blue, striped pattern, and Poodleskirt Pink, triangles.)
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use the #1 round brush and Pansy Lavender to fill in the triangles on the Lilac background. Rinse brush.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use the same brush to paint the triangles on the Poodleskirt Pink background with Splendid Gold.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use the same brush with Mink Pearl to paint the stripes on the Spa Blue canvas. Rinse brush. Let dry completely.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Use a pencil and the tracing & transfer papers to trace and transfer a separate succulent pattern to each canvas.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Use the #1 round brush and Hauser Medium Green to start shading the succulent where the petals overlap. Rinse brush.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Use the same brush to fill in the rest of the petals with Foliage Green. Rinse brush.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Use the #1 round brush and Lemonade to highlight the tips of the petals. Rinse brush.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Use a #1 round brush to mix (1) part Lemonade with (1) part Spa Blue. With the #1 round brush, use the mix to paint the petals. Save the mix for next step. Rinse brush. (I left spaces so you can see the petals.)
    Step 10 Example
  12. Use the same brush to add a small amount of Teal Green to the mix from the previous step. Use the same dirty brush with the new mix to shade the beginning of the petals and where the petals overlap. Rinse brush.
    Step 11 Example
  13. Use the #1 round brush to mix (1) part Lemonade with a small amount of Spa Blue. Use mix to highlight the tips of the petals. Rinse brush.
    Step 12 Example
  14. Use the #1 round brush and Hauser Light Green to basecoat the entire succulent. Rinse brush.
    Step 13 Example
  15. Use the #1 round brush and Hauser Medium Green to shade the middle of the succulent. Rinse brush.
    Step 14 Example
  16. Use the #1 round brush and Burgundy Wine to paint the tips of all petals. Rinse brush.
    Step 15 Example
  17. Use the #1 round brush to mix Snow White with a small amount of Lemonade. Load the mix on a #1 round brush and dab some paint off on a paper towel. Dry-brush over the petals to give the succulent a "dusty" look.
    Step 16 Example