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Quirky Hand-Lettered US Map

Americana® Acrylics

Quirky Hand-Lettered US Map
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Quirky Hand-Lettered US Map

Quirky Hand-Lettered US Map

designed by Regina Davis

Turn a simple map into a quirky and colorful wall accent piece with Americana® Acrylics.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Black Plum (DA172)
  • Coral Blush (DA292)
  • Hauser Light Green (DA131)
  • Salem Blue (DAO43)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • flat brush
  • #5 round brush
  • #4 round brush
  • black fine point marker (or pen)
  • 1/2" brush
  • United States of America corkboard (Hobby Lobby)


  1. Using a flat brush, paint evenly spaced states using Coral Blush.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint evenly spaced states using Hauser Light Green.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Paint evenly spaced states using Salem Blue.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Fill in the remaining states with Black Plum.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Using a fine tip marker or pen, hand write each state's name in its corresponding location. (Be creative and daring.) With a fine-tipped brush, paint the lettering in contrasting colors: Black Plum states use Coral Blush and all other bright colored states use Black Plum.
    Step 4 Example