The official beginning of summer is coming so bring on all the summer fruit! Not only do they taste delicious but their bright colors make great icons for fashion, home decor and parties. I’m already seeing pineapples, watermelon and their icy cold blend of popsicles everywhere! Watermelon is the theme for the girls’ birthday party this summer so I’m knocking off my to do list of party decor early. First up is a sweet slice little watermelon canvas art. (pun intended!)
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UPDATE: Thank you to all of you who keep pinning this project and giving it a try! It makes my day every time I see a new submission on the “tried it” section of pinterest! I’d love if you’d tag me with your creations on Facebook or Instagram! Happy Painting!
This summer my birthday twins will turn 4 and 2 and I’ve decided on the theme of watermelon because “sharing a birthday is sweet!” This is just the first of many DIY projects I plan to do to celebrate their second joint birthday here on the planet so stay tuned for more cuteness! (PS here’s a recap of last year’s Under the Sea themed bash!)
For this particular project I’m using this new line of Deco Art Americana Premium Paint. It’s intended as a branch between crafty Americana Acrylics and expensive fine artist acrylics.
With an art degree under my belt, I was eager to try this new line of paint, especially since I planned to incorporate some blended color effects.
Once I started I realized I really don’t get to do this type of painting enough. A simple plastic paint palette and large paper roll to cover my desk was all I needed to create these pieces of watermelon canvas art and it was very relaxing to just sit and paint!
I didn’t use a water cup and just worked the paint to blend and make the rine and juicy flesh of the fruit. If I didn’t like how one section came out, I layered on more paint and blended some more.
I used a smaller paintbrush to create the seeds and did not mind one bit that it wasn’t smoothed out.
I love how it adds a little texture to the top of this watermelon canvas art piece.
With the bright colors of this paint collection, each canvas piece stands alone as it’s own slice but also looks good as a pair!
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I used these canvases as part of their Watermelon birthday party later that summer!
That is just totally stinking adorable.Love it! Schedule to a few of my Pinterest boards. I’d love if you’d share with us at the To Grandma’s House We Go Link Party. It opens at 11pm EST on Tuesdays. We pin all posts and pick a few feature projects every week. AbbottsAtHome.com
My daughter and I were inspired by your art and recreated! We loved it! It was funny because my seeds were large similar to yours (probably from the watermelons we remember from our childhood) and hers very tiny like the watermelons we buy at the grocery store today. This led us into a great discussion on food evolution! Thanks so much for the great idea!
Spot of Tea Designs says
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with my Crystal! And yes I can totally relate to the size of seeds through the years! haha. I’d love to see a photo of your work! I’m always looking to add more versions of these art projects in my annual Reader’s Feature! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to be included.
Shanna Larson says
What colors did you use. I tried to zoom in but still couldn’t see. Thanks!
Spot of Tea Designs says
I used Deco Art premium paints in black, cobalt teal, yellow green, primary magenta, and pyrrole red. Happy painting!