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Tropical Breeze Decorative Plate

Americana® Acrylics

Tropical Breeze Decorative Plate
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Tropical Breeze Decorative Plate

designed by Joyce Shaulis

Plate up this tropical scene in summertime colors with Americana® Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Bright Salmon (DA329)
  • Cadmium Yellow (DAO10)
  • Carousel Pink (DA274)
  • Electric Pink (DA231)
  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)
  • Orange Flame (DA315)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • White Gesso (DMM18)

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • Americana® Matte Spray Finish (DAS13)

Other supplies

  • transfer paper
  • pencil
  • flat brush
  • #8 flat brush
  • small round brush
  • large flat brush
  • 1/2" rake brush
  • medium flat brush

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Apply gesso to the entire plate. Let dry. Paint stripes of color horizontally in Electric Pink, Carousel Pink, Bright Salmon, Orange Flame, and Cadmium Yellow.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a large brush to blend the stripes, double-loading the brush with the colors you are going to blend.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Transfer the provided pattern using transfer paper. Use a medium flat and a small round brush to paint in the pattern areas. (Refer to photo.)
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a rake brush to create palm leaves by sliding the brush along the palm vein and pulling downward. (Do not load the brush too heavily.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Flip the pattern over and retrace the reflections of the mountains and the sailboat. (Refer to photo for placement.)
    Step 4 Example
  6. Water down Lamp Black and paint in the reflection of the mountains and sailboat with a small round brush.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Dry-brush in front of the sailboat and to the foreground with Cadmium Yellow and the flat brush horizontally. Use the handle end of a small paintbrush to add yellow dots over the dry-brushed yellow reflection.
  8. Dry-brush horizontally with Lamp Black and a #8 flat brush in the water areas on both sides of the yellow reflection.
  9. Spray the finished plate with matte spray finish.