God Bless America Plaque by DecoArt®
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God Bless America Plaque by DecoArt®

This hand painted plaque will be the perfect decoration for the Fourth of July or year round!
Craft Time: 30 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • DecoArt® Acrylic Paint – Sand, Dark Chocolate, Lamp (Ebony) Black, Deep Burgundy, Hauser Medium Green, Light Buttermilk, Deep Midnight Blue and Camel
  • DecoArt® Multi-Purpose Sealer
  • DecoArt® DuraClear Varnish – Matte
  • Walnut Hollow® French Corner Basswood Plaque, 11"x14"
  • Paintbrushes – #12 Flat, 18/0 Liner, 2" Foam Roller, 1" Oval Wash, 0 Round and ¾" Flat
  • Tack Cloth
  • Sandpaper, 220 Grit
  • Painter's Tape – Blue
  • Triangular Cosmetic Sponge
  • Paper Towels
  • Palette Paper (or Paper Plate)
  • Transfer Paper (Light and Dark)
  • Tracing Paper
  • Stylus
  • Water Basin
 

Project Instructions

Step 1 Use ¾ flat brush and Butter Cream to base-coat frame.

Step 2 Use pencil to trace and transfer design onto borders of frame.

Step 3 Use #2 round brush to paint acorns Metallic Bronze and acorn tops brown.

Step 4 Outline with same brush using Metallic Gold and add a highlight on the left side of each acorn.

Step 5 Add crosshatching lines on acorn top using Metallic Gold.

Step 6 Use #2 round brush to add Gold glitter to acorn tops and outlines.

Step 7 Use Ultra Fine Point Sharpie® pen to add swirls.

Step 8 Use Fine Point Sharpie® pen to outline contours of acorns and caps.

Tips

Allow to dry between steps.

Craft Notes

Crafted fro Michaels by Amanda Formaro.