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Painted Dinosaur with Toothbrush Stool

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Painted Dinosaur with Toothbrush Stool
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Painted Dinosaur with Toothbrush Stool

designed by DecoArt Design Team

Create an inspirational addition to a child's bathroom with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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Learn more about Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

SUPPLIES

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Apple Green (DA518)
  • Black Tie (DA539)
  • Brown Sugar (DA534)
  • Chartreuse (DA517)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Eggplant (DA532)
  • Flamingo (DA504)
  • Iris (DA531)
  • Lavender Fields (DA530)
  • True Blue (DA528)
  • Turf Green (DA520)
  • Turquoise Waters (DA525)

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • DuraClear® Matte Varnish (DS60) — optional

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • ruler
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • fine-grit sandpaper
  • #8 round brush
  • #4 flat brush
  • black fine point marker
  • 1/4" angle brush
  • mop brush
  • stylus
  • unfinished foot stool with the top measuring approximately 10" x 14"

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Using a 3/4" flat brush, paint the top and sides of the stool with Turquoise Waters.
  2. On rest of the stool (sides and edges), use a #8 round brush and a variety of colors from the Americana Multi-Surface Acrylics listed. Refer to photo or get creative!
  3. Use a 3/4” flat brush to paint True Blue stripes on the top and over edges approximately 3” apart.
  4. Trace and transfer the patterns onto the stool top.
  5. Using a #8 round brush, paint using the appropriately-sized brush: T-Rex body, Apple Green; T-Rex arm and nostril, Apple Green with a touch of Brown Sugar; eyebrows, Apple Green and Cotton Ball; tongue, Flamingo; inside mouth, Turf Green with a touch of Black Tie; eye, teeth, claw, and toothbrush bristles, Cotton Ball; toothbrush handle and stripes in toothbrush, Chartreuse; eyeball, Black Tie; spikes down back and large spots, Iris; edges of spikes and smaller dots, Eggplant; brush tip dots in
  6. Use a 3/4” flat brush to float Flamingo to make cheek. (Mop lightly to soften if necessary.) Use the small tip of a brush to add a highlight in Cotton Ball to eyeball at 2:00 position.
  7. Using a #8 round brush, paint sides and edges by repeating shapes on front. (I used triangles in Cotton Ball and dots in Turf Green and Lavender Fields.)
  8. Everything is outlined with a fine point black marker.
  9. (OPTIONAL) Varnish with DuraClear Matte Varnish for added durability.