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Fourth of July Tray
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Fourth of July Tray

Crafting Time:
1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
No Experience Necessary
Project Courtesy of: Plaid

Additional Information

Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Plaid FolkArt:
  • Acrylic Paint: wicker white, burnt umber, engine red, navy blue, floating medium
  • One Stroke Basic Brush Set
  • Spray Lacquer, matte finish
  • Unfinished wood tray
  • Wood stars, assorted sizes to fit tray edge
  • Craft glue

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Paint larger wood star engine red. Paint 4 wood stars navy blue. Set aside to dry.
  2. Paint entire tray wicker white. Let dry.
  3. Using #12 flat brush loaded with engine red, slide on chisel edge to paint red stripes for rocket.
  4. Using navy blue, paint the rocket tip and base with navy blue.
  5. When painting with a liner brush, thin paint with water until "inky" consistency is achieved. Using script liner brush, paint red and blue scrollwork at the base of the rocket.
  6. Paint blue and red stars inside of tray scattered among the scrolls. Use liner brush and wicker white to paint small stars on tip of rocket.
  7. Load #12 flat brush with engine red and sliding on chisel edge, highlight the sides of the tray at the corners.
  8. Glue wood stars to the front of tray.
  9. Load #12 flat brush with floating medium. Side load into burnt umber. Shade around rocket and all stars.
  10. When project is completely dry, apply several light coats of spray lacquer for added durability.
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