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.
Step 1

Lay the rough watercolour sheet on your working surface and brush water over it with a large brush until the sheet is damp.

Step 2

Place a little of each paint colour on a paper plate (or palette paper) and use water to thin the colours.

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.

Project Note: 
This project is featured within the Catalina Gallery Wall. For materials and instructions for the gallery wall and other projects featured, go to michaels.com and enter the below numbers in the search field:
- Catalina Gallery Wall (83538)
- Catalina Beach Watercolour Painting (83542)

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    • Color: Grey
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    • Color: Phthalo Blue
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    • Color: Old Gold
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  • Paper Plate (or Palette Paper)
  • X-ACTO® Knife
  • Bowl of Water
  • Pencil
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