One of the things that makes summer fun is parties! Pool parties, cook outs, and just getting together with the neighbors and family. I wanted to share a fun summer party idea for painting outdoor art!
With your next cookout,pool party, or gathering, grab some brushes, open some cans of Decoart’s Outdoor Living paint line ,and host a paint your own outdoor art party! You’re already outside so why not?I am going to walk you through the painting I made, so you can make your own, like I did for this pumpkin painting.
The Decoart Outdoor Living colors you’ll need are (suggestions):
And you’ll want a sheet of thin plywood from the home improvement store. Mine is 3 x 3 and was about $4.
This way it can stay outside.
First paint Poolside and Frosted glass on your wood.Using the darker blue near the top, and blending the lighter color in. Make sure you paint the back to seal the piece.
Once that’s dry, add Lily pad to the bottom for grass.
Let that dry, and use Lily Pad,Succulent,Iron gate and Adirondack to make stems and grass. Make sure to vary the height.
Once those are dry, you are going to add the base of your flowers by making circles.
I used Harvest for these.
Then I added Wildflower and Lady bug to the circles.
I then used Adirondack, Succulent,Lady bug,Garden party and Iron gate. I mixed and matched the colors.
Then use short, downward strokes to blend paint to make the flowers.
Keep them short so your paint doesn’t become muddy, and slightly layer them a bit.
Once you have your flowers blended, you can add highlights like I did with the same short strokes using Sable, going over the top a bit.
And then go back and make random dots. with random colors all over your artwork to fill in the spaces.
I also added a round circle near the top to make a sun.
Your party might look a little like this by the time you’re done,but everyone will have had fun making some great art they can take home and enjoy, that they can leave outside!
Once it’s dry, you can add a hanger to the back and hang!
Now, not only do you have some awesome outside art you can leave outside,and hang for your next party,but so do your guests.
Grab your cute mason jar and a drink, and enjoy your custom art.
I added a cute table runner I found to my Adirondack chair.
You can find Decoart’s Outdoor Living paint for all of your outdoor art and other painting projects here.
If you like this artwork,you can find it on a pillow and other products here.
This post is sponsored by Decoart