PAINT APPEAL
Materials
  • Dala Paint Appeal: Blue, green, yellow and orange
  • We used green and yellow to create lime green
Equipment
  • Acetate sheets 4 x A4
  • Cellotape
  • White A4 paper x 4 sheets
  • Kebab stick
  • Paper towel
  • Design
  • Craft knife
Procedure
  1. Measure the size of the window and trace a template of your design on the A4 paper (add on 1cm to each side to allow for shrinkage)
  2.  Tape the acetate sheets together to fit the design template
  3. Place the acetate ‘window’ over your design
  4. Apply the paint appeal straight from the bottle, colouring in one section at a time
  5. Use the point of the kebab stick to gently smooth out the surface of the applied product and to ensure that adjacent colours are touching
  6. Allow to dry thoroughly (2-3 days). A certain amount of shrinkage will occur.
  7. Peel the whole design off the acetate backing and measure. If design is a little too large, trim the edges with a craft knife. Stick onto the window taking care to line up the edges & corners of the design flush with those of the window
Tips
  • Use the paper towel to wipe off your kebab stick before using it for a different colour
  • Colours can be mixed to create new shades
  • Keep your empty bottles to use in future for mixing new colours 
  • If an area looks messy or is damaged whilst drying, allow it to dry completely and then peel the design off the acetate, cut out just the damaged area using a craft knife, place it back onto the acetate and re-do the missing section, allowing it to dry thoroughly once again