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...

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Summer Watermelon 🍉

summer watermelon Jun 23, 2022

I found this hanging wooden watermelon at Hobby Lobby (for 5 bucks!) and we're going to paint this and add some glass! Such a fun piece to dress up and create some summery fun artwork. You can hang this anywhere (This will be on the door of my studio!) We're going to use some acrylic paint, green glass, and black seed beads to achieve this look. 

I'm going to start with Hauser Medium Green and Fresh Cut Grass paint for my rind - I'll also paint the edges too. I'll use some Buttercream Yellow that I'll add in between the green and red. 

Next, we'll use Primary Red as well as some Hot Pink to paint the entire watermelon. I'll start with a base coat of red and then add the pink and a little bit of white for highlighting and definition. Let dry.

Next, paint your seeds with black paint. I'm also going to take some white paint and add a small line around the outer edge of each seed. Let dry.

I'm going to take my graphic pen and add some details! I'm adding some short...

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