7” Wood letters (to spell name), Container for water, Paper towels, Foam plate, Scissors, 3 White shimmer chenille sticks, 6 Assorted color shimmer pom poms, White craft glue
- Basecoat the following areas: First Letter of Child’s Name (and alternating letters) – Fresh Foliage Second Letter of Child’s Name (and alternating letters) – True Blue. Allow to dry and reapply a second coat if necessary.
- Add Fresh Foliage polka dots to the True Blue letters. Using the handle end of a flat brush, paint dots.
- Shade the outer edge of the Fresh Foliage letters. Double load the No. 12 Flat Brush with Fresh Foliage and Kelly Green. Paint keeping Kelly Green to the outside edge of each letter to shade the left edges. Allow to dry.
- Trace a jar or drinking glass to create large circles or bug heads.
- Double load a No. 12 Flat Brush with Fresh Foliage and Kelly Green. Shade the bug head keeping Kelly Green to the outside edge. Allow to dry.
- Paint two large circles of Wicker White, creating eyes. Allow to dry and reapply.
- Using the handle end of the No. 12 Flat Brush, paint two large dots of Licorice in the center of the bugs white eyes.
- Paint two large circles of Parisian Pink creating cheeks for the bugs. Highlight cheeks with Wicker White.
- Using the No. 2 Script Liner Brush loaded with thinned Licorice, paint the wiggle smile. Add a Parisian Pink tongue and outline with thinned Licorice.
- Still using the same No. 2 Script Liner Brush and thinned Licorice, “wigglely” outline the bug’s head, eyes and paint a nose.
- To create antennae, wrap a 6” chenille stem around a pencil, glue a pom pom at the top. Attach the antennae to the bug head by poking small holes into the wood letter, add a little glue to the hole and allow the chenille stem to slide into the hole.
- Enhance the Fresh Foliage letters with True Blue polka dots. Paint these dots using the handle end of the 3/4" Flat Brush.