July 4th Watermelon 🍉


Looking for a fun and festive art project to celebrate the 4th? This glass and resin art tutorial will guide you in creating an adorable patriotic watermelon! This art piece is perfect for displaying on a tiered tray or gifting to someone special. It's designed with beginners in mind, using only three paint colors and simple techniques.

Start by painting a coat of white acrylic paint on your background. Dry with a heat tool.

Mix red acrylic paint with water, dip an old toothbrush into your mixture, tap off the excess, and run your finger along the bristles about 8-10 inches above your canvas to create a splatter effect. Dry with a heat tool.

Grab your tracer, tape it to your canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your watermelon with a stylus. 

Next, we are going to add a base coat of dark blue, white, and red paint on each section of the watermelon. Dry with a heat tool.

Add a second coat of each color, blending the colors where they meet at each watermelon section. I'll also add some white paint to the red and blue sections for some dimension. Dry with a heat tool.

Take a graphic pen and outline your watermelon, making short, quick strokes all the way around.

Mix 1/4 ounce of resin and stir gently for three minutes. Pour a layer of resin onto your canvas and spread it using a silicone brush or your gloved fingers. Next, I'll place blue, red, and silver stars on my watermelon to be the watermelon seeds. Drizzle more resin on top of the stars. 

Finally, I'll sprinkle red seed beads around my red section and white luster seed beads on my white section.

If you don’t want to miss my Facebook LIVE art instruction, make sure you are on my texting list. I always text 10 minutes before I’m going to go LIVE, so you won’t ever miss it. You can text “Hey Cindy” to 901-519-2923.

*Supply lists and tracers are only available to members of The Shattered Circle. If you'd like to learn more about member benefits or get on the waitlist, click here.

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