Unfinished wood pallet – 12” x 16”, Old toothbrush, Scissors, Paper towel, Water basin, Palette or Styrofoam plate
- The sky, water, and sand effects are all created by double-loading the brush and blending from one previous painted area into another. It is best to work quickly while paint is slightly wet for blending. Using the 1” wide brush, paint a deep sea horizon as a single line approximately ⅓ of the way from the top of the pallet.
- To paint the water: double-load the utility brush by dipping one corner of the bristles in Indigo and the other corner into Pond. Blend the corner of the Indigo into the Deep Sea painted horizon, and sweep paint across the wood pallet, allowing the grain to show and slightly blending colors. Wipe excess paint from brush and double-load, this time using Pond and Sea Glass, and repeat blending by sweeping paint from the previous painted area to approximately 5" from the bottom of the wood pallet. Reload brush if needed.
- At the bottom of the water area, double-load the utility brush with Pond and Blue Sky, again blending into previous area.
- To transition into sandy beach: double-load the utility brush with Wedding C ake and Sand C astle, blending paint across very edge of the painted water to the bottom of the pallet. Reload as much as needed; allow some of the wood grain to show through the painted area.
- Finish beach area by loading the utility brush with Chestnut and dry-brushing across the bottom of the pallet, using the photo as a guide.
- Using Wedding Cake, create the waves at the edge of the water by dabbing the 1” flat brush lightly along edge of the water and beach. Apply a thicker dab of paint at peak of waves.
- Paint the sky in the same technique as the water; first, applying a line of pond at the top edge of the pallet with the ¾” flat brush. Then, double-load the brush with Sky Blue and Wedding Cake and blend until you reach the deep sea horizon line.
- The clouds in the sky are created similar to the waves using the ¾” brush and Wedding Cake paint.
- The last touch is adding specks of sand to the beach area. Dip the bristles of the toothbrush into the Chestnut paint, and using your finger to run over the bristles, “flyspeck” the bottom area of the sandy beach.