Friday, April 15, 2016

Watermelon Fun with Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a fun mixed media project using eight  different stencils by Clear Scraps.  All you need is a tree stump cut like a watermelon.  That is not a hard request if you have a hubby with a chain saw and you live on a ranch.  Let me show you~

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I love how it came together. It will look great on the patio this Summer.
Especially for a family that loves watermelon.

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Instructions:


  • Seal the wood. So important. The wood will eat the paint, just soak it up.  Also a side note on the slice of wood, this one has been curing for 3 years.  It was good and dry.

  • Paint the red acrylic for the meat of the watermelon and then the green for the watermelon rind.  Let the paint dry.

  • Using the Clear Scraps stencils start layering.  First layer is stencil with modeling paste.  I did four separate areas.  Let dry or use heat tool to dry it quicker.  Make sure the area you are about to stencil on is flat.

  • Next add some different images and use acrylic paint.  Overlap the images.  I used white acrylic.

  • Next add another image and use black acrylic.  My last image I used green acrylic for the leaves.  I even doodled a little around the leaves.

  • The word is next. Make sure everything is dry, then stencil the word on the front.

  • Last thing I did was speckle the painted watermelon, with black and white acrylic paint, and then sealed the project with an acrylic glossy sealer. An old toothbrush works great for the speckling.


  • Products Used:
    12" Fruit of the Spirit, 6" Chevron, 6" Chicken Wire, 6" Humming Bird, 6" Spiral and 6" Doily by Clear Scraps.
    other:
    Acrylic paint, acrylic glossy sealer and modeling paste.

    Thanks for stopping by~
    Connie Mercer/DT Member

    3 comments:

    1. This is simply AMAZING! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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