DecoArt Surfin' Monkey

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by DecoArt Design Team

DecoArt Surfin' Monkey

Ride the waves with the cute critter known as the DecoArt Surfin' Monkey!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Allow paint to dry between applications. Project time does not include this drying time.
  • 2
    Use sponge brush and Iris to paint pots.
  • 3
    Use craft knife to trim Styrofoam piece to form surfboard.
  • 4
    Use sandpaper to round out edges of Styrofoam.
  • 5
    Paint surfboard Deep Turquoise.
  • 6
    Mix a little Cotton Ball into Iris and paint monkey's muzzle.
  • 7
    Use liner brush and Black Tie to paint eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • 8
    Use brush handle and Cotton Ball to dot highlights on eyes.
  • 9
    Twist a Lavender chenille stem behind neck for arms. Wrap second Lavender chenille stem where pots come together to create neck. Trim off excess.
  • 10
    Cut two small round ovals from Purple foam to serve as the monkey's ears. Position and adhere head, ears and boa "hair". Use photo as a guide.
  • 11
    Attach a Purple chenille stem to back of larger clay pot for tail.
  • 12
    Use large brush handle end and Flamingo to dot flowers on surfboard. Dot flower centers with Canary.
  • 13
    Position and adhere monkey on surfboard.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cotton Ball 104770357
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Black Tie 104770429
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Canary 104770383
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Iris 104770413 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Flamingo 104770363
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Deep Turquoise 104770401
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 4 inch 104186523
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 2-1/4 inch 104186519
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Sheet 4 inch x 12 inch x 36 inch 104179447
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Liner 0 104464143
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Flat Shader 8 104464129
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6 mm 25 pc. Pastels 104277487
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6 mm 25 pc. Multi-Color 104277481
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Purple 104258593
  • Nicole™ Crafts Marabou Boa 6 foot Purple 104277188
  • X-ACTO Precision Instruments No. 1 Knife 104135101
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik™ Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Sandpaper
  • Sponge Brush
  • Palette for Plastic Plate
  • Scissors
  • Water Container
  • Paper Towels