DecoArt Living the Greek Life Cooler

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by Micaela Spiggle, DecoArt

DecoArt Living the Greek Life Cooler

Personalize a cooler!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Allow paint to dry between steps. Project time does not include this drying time.
  • 2
    Download and print project templates.
  • 3
    Clean your cooler with a household cleaner or rubbing alcohol. Let completely dry.
  • 4
    Use a 1 inch flat brush to mix 1 part Red Barn with 1 part Pink Cadillac. Use mix to paint lid. Rinse brush (save mixture for future step). Use same brush to mix (2) parts Cotton Ball with (1) part Steel Grey. Rinse brush. Use same brush and load with Coastal Waters to paint front of Cooler. Rinse brush.
  • 5
    Use 1 inch flat brush to mix 1 part Cotton Ball with 1 part Lemon Zest (save mix for a future step). Rinse brush.
  • 6
    Use painter's tape to protect edge around lid. Then use #2 round brush and load with Steel Grey to paint a loose Ikat diamond pattern. Rinse brush. Use same brush and load with Dolphin to paint a smaller loose Ikat pattern in between larger pattern. Rinse brush.
  • 7
    Use a pencil to lightly trace and transfer pattern over Ikat pattern. Try to center the best you can.
  • 8
    Use #8 flat brush and load with Coastal Waters to fill in word "GREEK". Rinse brush. Then use #2 round brush and load with mix from step 4 to fill in "Living the Life" plus to outline word "GREEK". Rinse brush. Then use same brush and load with Coastal Waters to shade behind "Living the Life". Rinse brush.
  • 9
    Use #2 round brush and load with Cotton Ball to paint a loose geometric triangular pattern. Rinse brush.
  • 10
    Use No. 8 flat brush and load separately to paint some with the mic from step 4, Pink Flamingo, Coastal Waters, Lavender Fields and Blue Lagoon. Rinse brush in between colors and at end.
  • 11
    Use a pencil to trace and transfer herringbone design on front of cooler. Use #2 round brush and load with Steel Grey to lightly outline the pattern. Rinse brush.
  • 12
    Use #8 flat brush and load with Steel Grey to fill in Herringbone pattern. Rinse brush. Let completely dry.
  • 13
    Use pencil to trace and transfer rose pattern over Herringbone pattern. Use #8 flat brush and load with Pink Cadillac to base coat. Rinse brush. Let completely dry.
  • 14
    Use #2 round brush and load with mix from step 4 to outline Roses. Rinse brush.
  • 15
    Use #2 round brush and load with Cotton Ball to highlight roses, paint dots randomly and to outline Herringbone pattern. Rinse brush.
  • 16
    Use a pencil to trace and transfer pattern onto Steel Grey side. Then use #2 round brush and load with Coastal Waters to outline clouds loosely. Rinse brush.
  • 17
    Use #8 flat brush and load separately to fill in clouds using Steel Grey, Lavender Fields, Cotton ball, mix from step 5 and mix from step 4.
  • 18
    Use #2 round brush to add white to colors and switch color combos around to add designs in them. On bottom cloud use Blue Lagoon to add stripe design. Rinse brush in between colors and at end.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Blue Lagoon 104770403
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Coastal Waters 104770399
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cotton Ball 104770357 (4)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lavender Fields 104770411
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lemon Zest 104770381 (4)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Steel Grey 104770427
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Dolphin 104770425
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Pink Cadillac 104770361 (4)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Red Barn 104770369 (4)
  • Large Blue Plastic Cooler
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Flat Wash 1 104464135
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Round 2 104465187
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Flat 8 104464407
  • Nicole™ Crafts Econo Tracing Pad 9 inch x 12 inch 30 pc. 104135777
  • Nicole™ Crafts Transfer Paper 9 inch x 13 inch White 4 pc. 104111939
  • 3M 3/4 inch x 60 yard Painter Masking Tape 104148328
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Paper Towels
  • Water Container
  • Paper Plate or Pallette
  • Ruler
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