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Watermelon Napkin Holder

Project Courtesy of: DecoArt, Inc.
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • DecoArt® Patio Paint™: Geranium Red, Cloud White, Wrought Iron Black, Bright Lime Green
  • Americana® acrylic paint, Festive Green
  • Americana® Spray Sealer, Gloss
  • MagiKote™ Surface Coating for Styrofoam™
  • #3 round brush
  • #12 flat brush
  • Styrofoam™ egg, 3½"x4-7/8"
  • 1" thick Styrofoam™ sheet, cut 3"x1½"
  • White glue
  • Toothpicks
  • Knife or Styrofoam™ cutting tool
  • Clay carving tool or something similar
  • Sandpaper
  • Hair dryer, optional

DIRECTIONS:

1. Cut egg in half lengthwise, and then cut 1" off fat end of egg. Sand down all cuts, smoothing it out. Using clay tool (or similar), slightly indent horizontal lines across egg surface to simulate skin of watermelon.
2. Sand 3"x1½" piece of 1" thick Styrofoam™, creating slightly round dip in center.
3. Sand all pieces and assemble. To assemble, use toothpicks that have been dipped in white glue first, then pushed through both pieces where they are to be joined.
4. Apply two or three coats of MagiKote™ to entire project, allowing drying time between coats, and sanding as necessary to keep smooth. Use a hair dryer set on low temperature to speed things up, if desired.
5. Paint inner portion of watermelon Geranium Red. When dry, paint seeds Wrought Iron Black and then dot with Cloud White.
6. Paint rind Bright Lime Green.
7. Paint entire outer watermelon Festive Green, and then randomly slap highlights of Bright Lime Green to add more depth.
8. Seal entire project with Americana® Gloss Spray Sealer to protect it.

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