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Watercolor Acrylic Tropical Leaf Canvas

By: Suzanne Cook

Make a beautiful tropical leaf canvas with FolkArt Watercolor Acrylics.

At a Glance:

Project #15024 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Stencils Logo
  • Watercolor Logo
supplies

FolkArt ® Watercolor Acrylic Paint™ - Sap Green, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.99
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FolkArt ® Watercolor Acrylic Paint™ - Ochre, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.99
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FolkArt ® Watercolor Acrylic Paint™ Brush Sets - Watercolor Brush Set, 3 pc.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $8.99
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FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Tropical Leaf Motif

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $5.99
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instructions

Other Supplies

Pencil, Palette, Water basin, Paper towel

Instructions

  1. Place the largest leaf on the wood canvas surface and trace with a pencil. Dilute the Sap Green paint on the palette with water. Paint inside the pencil lines. Add water to the paint to create a lighter shade. Use undiluted paint to create a darker shade. Allow areas to have different color shades to achieve a watercolor look.  
  2. Place the stencil on the canvas again and overlap the main leaf. Repeat Step 1.
  • Note: The overlap areas create a darker color due to the transparency of the paint.
  1. Keep repeating Steps 1 and 2 until you achieve your desired composition.
  2. Using the largest brush, dilute the Ochre paint on the palette with water. Loosely paint the background. Let dry.
  3. If you would like deeper colors, simply paint another layer over the first and let dry.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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