Paint

Summer Party Set

By  Gloria Uhler for Testors Corp. 

size varies

MATERIALS

Wooden crate

Plastic margarita glasses

Plastic sombreros 

Cloth napkins

TOOLS

Testors: Aztek Airbrush, Paint cups, CreateFX Dullcoat Lacquer Spray, Aztek Airbrushable Acrylic Paints: Opaque Turquoise, Opaque White, Opaque Yellow, Opaque Orange, Opaque Green

Plaid Adhesive Stencils 

Hot glue gun and sticks

BASIC SUPPLIES

Painter’s tape 

Sandpaper

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1. Lightly sand wood crate and wipe away dust. Apply two or three layers of Clearcoat.

2. Mix (3:1) mixture of turquoise + white and airbrush wood crate inside and out.

3. Mix (3:1) mixture of orange + white to lighten color, fill paint cup with mixture. Mix touch of white and yellow paint with green to create a lime color and fill paint cup with mixture.

4. Place stencil to center of napkin edge. Mask off rest of napkin as shown and airbrush stencil orange. Remove stencil and continue filling napkin edge with orange design. Repeat with lime green paint and different stencils for a variety of designs. 

 

5. Apply stencil to underside edge of clear plastic plate as shown. Mask off rest of plate with painter’s tape and airbrush stencil orange. Remove stencil and repeat on other three edges. Repeat with lime green paint and different stencils for a variety of designs. 

6. Apply stencil to center of each crate slat. Mask off areas not being painted with painter’s tape. Airbrush stencil lime green, yellow and orange as shown. 

 

7. Mark top center of sombrero and cut a round hole with a craft knife so it’s large enough to fit around margarita glass stem. Cut straight line down the top hole to sombrero brim as shown. 

8. Slip cut hat onto glass stem and adhere sombrero seam so salsa or guacamole will not seep out.

 

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