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Thanksgiving Pie Tray

Americana® Acrylics

Thanksgiving Pie Tray
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Thanksgiving Pie Tray

designed by Alison Craig

Here's a painted tray that will give your Thanksgiving guests something sweet to be thankful for.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Cranberry Wine (DA112)
  • Graphite (DA161)
  • Hauser Light Green (DA131)
  • Mustard Seed (DA264)
  • Spiced Pumpkin (DA310)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • sandpaper
  • pencil
  • 1" flat brush
  • #2 round brush
  • 1/4" flat brush
  • tracing & transfer paper
  • wooden tray with handles


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Paint the entire tray with Graphite and the 1" flat brush.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Transfer the oval part of the pattern onto the face of the tray with tracing and transfer paper.
  3. Fill in the oval with Hauser Light Green and the 1" flat brush.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Paint a 1/4" band around the Hauser Light Green oval with a mixture of 6 parts Cranberry Wine and 1 part Snow White. Use the #2 round brush.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Transfer the rest of the pattern onto the oval with the pencil and transfer and tracing paper.
  6. Fill in the colors as you see in the picture using the #2 round brush. While all of the colors are still wet, add a tiny bit of Snow White to the brush and highlight each color a little to give definition. (For example, paint the circle and H and K Cranberry Wine. Without washing the brush, add a tiny bit of Snow White and add a highlight to the letters. Continue this method for the rest of the pattern sections.)
    Step 5 Example
  7. Using the 1/4" flat brush, and a 1:1 mixture of Graphite and Snow White, make a checkerboard pattern around the edge of the tray.
  8. Create a 1:1 mixture of Hauser Light Green and Snow White and make random polka dots with the #2 round brush, varying the dot sizes.
  9. Outline the oval, pie, silverware, and letters with Graphite and the #2 liner brush.
  10. Distress the edges of the tray and the Graphite-painted areas slightly with sandpaper.


Topcoat with a sealer to protect if desired.

Use multiple coats as needed.

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