Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

catalina abstract sunset painting

Paint moments from your fondest memories, like this Catalina Abstract Sunset Painting, and add to a float frame. Create a unique and trendy around your artwork with a gallery wall dsiplay.
Step 1
Lay the rough watercolor sheet on your working surface and brush water over the it with a large brush.until the sheet is damp. 
Step 2
Place some of each paint color on a paper plate (or palette paper) and use water to thin the colors. 
Step 3
Load a paintbrush with watered down paint and spread it across the paper horizontally. Start at the top with a very pale grey and slowly add a watered down Phthalo Blue at the bottom of the paper. 
Step 4
Add bolder accents of Phthalo Blue and Old Gold to represent a sunset, water and sky. Use image as a guide. 
Step 5
Once the artwork is dry, lay your open frame on top of your artwork and determine the area you like best. Mark the area to cut with a pencil. 
Step 6
Using a craft knife, cut the artwork to the size of the frame opening and then frame the artwork. 
Step 7
Project Note: To purchase more items within this Gallery Wall theme, click here. To pick a different theme for your Gallery Wall, click here.
 
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  • You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10010104 
    $7.99
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    Item # 10134996 
    $4.99
    • Color: Grey
    • Size: 4 oz
    • Color: Grey
    • Size: 4 oz
    • Color: Grey
    • Size: 4 oz
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    Item # 10222312 
    $4.99
    • Color: Phthalo Blue
    • Size: 4 oz
    • Color: Phthalo Blue
    • Size: 4 oz
    • Color: Phthalo Blue
    • Size: 4 oz
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    Item # 10266586 
    $4.99
    • Color: Old Gold
    • Size: 4 oz
    • Color: Old Gold
    • Size: 4 oz
    • Color: Old Gold
    • Size: 4 oz
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You’ll Also Need
  • Paper Plate (or Palette Paper)
  • X-ACTO® Knife
  • Bowl of Water
  • Pencil
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