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Paint Your Pooch on Velvet!

Americana® Acrylics

Paint Your Pooch on Velvet!
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Paint Your Pooch on Velvet!

designed by PLA Schneider

Make a modern black velvet painting of your pooch with Americana Acrylics!

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Learn more about Americana® Acrylics.

SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Bahama Blue (DA255)
  • Cotton Candy (DA347)
  • Dragon Fruit (DA300)
  • Snow (Titanium) White (DAO1)

DecoArt® Translucent Glass Paint Marker™

  • White (DGPM03)

Other supplies

  • staple gun
  • small and medium brushes
  • black velvet (enough to wrap around frame)
  • stretcher bars (create your own with stretcher bars or remove canvas from an existing canvas frame)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cut velvet approximately 3 inches bigger than your frame. Wrap one end over the frame and secure in place using a staple gun. Continue this process on all 4 sides, making sure the velvet is stretched taut.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Take a portrait style photo of your dog and print it according to the size of your canvas. Transfer image on to the velvet using the white paint pen. Use a medium flat brush to paint the larger areas of the dog's face in White (or color of your choice). Apply the paint lightly leaving some areas of the velvet exposed. Saturate your brush in water to blend the paint smoothly onto the velvet.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a medium brush to paint the other large areas of the dog's face in Cotton Candy. Use a small brush to add detail in Bahama Blue and Dragon Fruit. Saturate your brush in water to blend the colors.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a small brush to paint the eyes and nose in Burnt Sienna. Use a small brush to add highlight in Bahama Blue and White. Use a medium brush to paint the body in White. Use a small brush to add Cotton Candy and Bahama Blue accents.
    Step 3 Example

HELPFUL HINTS

Non-stretch velvet works best.