How To Draw And Paint On Your Plain Black Luggage Using Acylic Paint: Instructions and Photos
Three Pieces After Painting
A Fun Project Using Acylic Paint to Decorate Luggage
I'd like to share with you this project on how to decorate your luggage with Acylic Paint. It will certainly make your luggage stand out from all the other plain, black luggage!
Supplies you will need for this project
Small bottles of Acrylic paint in your chosen colors
Good quality Brushes, small, medium and large
Pencil to draw the design with onto the luggage
Your design from any source (pictures of flowers, or whatever you like)
You'll need a container of water to wash your brushes in
Paper towels to dry the brush between use
Painting the Area to be Painted with White Acrylic Paint
I found through trial and error that this project is better if you paint the entire area you want the design on with White Acrylic Paint first. This gives you a nice smooth surface on which you can paint the design.
After you paint the entire area White, give the paint time to dry before painting on the design. This will probably take 8 hours.
Drawing your Design Onto the Luggage
Use a pencil to draw the design onto the luggage. Don't use permanent marker or anything else that would "bleed" into the paint. If you can't draw free-handed, use a piece of carbon paper to transfer the design onto the luggage.
Painting your Design
After you have drawn the design to your liking, start painting with the Acrylic Paint. If you make a mistake, or you are not happy with the way it looks, just wait until it dries and paint over that area. Try shading your work. On leaves, for instance, paint the entire leaf a medium green. Then go back over it and lightened up some areas. Try making stems in the leaves using a dark green.
Apply this same technique to the flowers. Paint an entire area, then go back and try to shade that area.
You don't have to be an artist to paint with Acrylic. It is very forgiving!
Try different designs. Maybe you want to start out by using a simple design that you are more comfortable with.
Hibiscus Flower Painted On One Piece Of Luggage
My Painting Of A Bird Of Paradise
A Daisy I Painted On The Small Piece Of Luggage
A Fun Project
This really is a fun project to do. Your luggage will certainly stand out on the Carousel at the Airport Check Out!
As you can see (I hope), I used a black permanent marker to outline the flowers, and to make lines where I needed to attenuate markings on the flowers.
Do you like to paint with Acrylic?
good Hub on using Acrylic paint
- Tips On Painting With Acrylic Paints
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