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Summer Vacation Album

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Summer Vacation Album
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Summer Vacation Album

designed by Elaina Appleby

Photos of your summer fun have a permanent home in this sunny photo album.

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Learn more about Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

SUPPLIES

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Apple Green (DA518)
  • Black Tie (DA539)
  • Blue Bird (DA527)
  • Blue Lagoon (DA526)
  • Canary (DA514)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Lipstick (DA506)
  • Pumpkin Patch (DA511)
  • Turf Green (DA520)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • #10 flat brush
  • chalk pencil
  • #1 liner brush
  • #1 round brush
  • pen
  • 8" x 8" album (light blue) (Michaels)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Use a pen and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the pattern onto the front album cover. (Or free-hand the design with a chalk pencil.)
  2. Use a #10 flat brush and Canary to fill in the sun. Rinse brush.
  3. Use a #10 flat brush and Apple Green to paint the grass. Rinse brush.
  4. Use a #1 round brush and Pumpkin Patch to paint the two opposite sections of the kite in the background. (Refer to photo for placement.) Rinse brush.
  5. Use a #1 round brush and Blue Lagoon to paint the other sections of the background kite. Rinse brush.
  6. Use a #1 round brush and Lipstick to paint the two opposite sections of the kite in the foreground. Rinse brush.
  7. Use a #1 round brush and Blue Bird to paint the other sections of the foreground kite. Rinse brush.
  8. Use a #1 round brush and Cotton Ball to add details and string on both kites. Rinse brush.
  9. Go over the houses with a chalk pencil to make the pattern lines more visible.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Use a #1 round brush and load separately with Pumpkin Patch, Blue Lagoon, Canary, Lipstick, and Apple Green to paint the houses and roofs. Rinse brush before switching colors and at the end.
  11. Use a #1 liner brush and load separately with the same colors from the previous step to add roofs, doors, and windows to houses. (Just switch colors so as not to match the house.) Rinse brush between colors and at the end.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Use a #1 liner brush and Cotton Ball to outline all the clouds. Rinse brush. Use a #10 flat brush and corner-load with Cotton Ball to lightly shade the insides of the clouds. Rinse brush.
    Step 11 Example
  13. Use a #1 liner brush and load separately with Pumpkin Patch and Blue Lagoon to paint the string and bows of the background kite. Rinse brush between colors and at end.
  14. Use a #1 liner brush and load separately with Lipstick and Blue Bird to paint string and bows of the foreground kite. Rinse brush between colors and at the end.
  15. Use a #10 flat brush and Turf Green to paint the bushes in the bottom corners. Rinse brush.
  16. Use a #1 round brush and Black Tie to outline the foreground. Rinse brush.
    Step 15 Example