Dare to Dream Arabian Nights Painting

Dare to Dream Arabian Nights Painting

Posted by DecoArt on May 19th 2019

Decorate a child's room or an Arabian nights-themed party with this "dreamy" painting made with Craft Twinkles®.


    • paper towels
    • #3 round brush
    • #8 flat brush
    • black Sharpie® marker
    • white transfer paper
    • 1" brush
    • #1 rake brush
    • 12 x 12 canvas



    Allow the paint to dry fully before continuing to the next step.

    Add as much Craft Twinkles as you desire to this project.

    1. Basecoat the entire canvas with Dioxazine Purple. Repeat, if necessary or desired. Place the pattern on canvas with white transfer paper beneath, and trace the pattern onto the canvas. (Resize the pattern to fit the canvas, if necessary.) Put a light mist of spray of Yellow (Shimmer) Mister on areas as shown on the main pattern. (Feel free to add wherever you like for more glimmer.)
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Using the #3 round brush, paint the words "Dare to Dream". (You can thin the paint slightly with water to make it flow more smoothly.) Use the #8 flat brush to basecoat the lantern with Light Buttermilk.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Load the #1 rake fan brush with Light Buttermilk, then wipe slightly on a paper towel so as not to create any globs in one spot. Drag wispy streaks into the lantern mouth.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Paint the lantern using Golden Yellow. Allow to dry and repeat, if necessary.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Use the #1 rake brush, as before, to paint Purple Pizzazz over the wispy lines to add contrast.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Use the #1 rake fan brush loaded with Cool White to drag more wispy lines going into the lantern.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Using the #3 round brush, place the highlighted areas on the lantern using Light Buttermilk. (Refer to photo.) Let dry. Once dry, add Gold Craft Twinkles to the outer edges of the canvas and the face of the lantern.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Use a #3 round brush and Soft Black, thinned if necessary, to outline the lantern. (If you'd like, you can use a black Sharpie instead to outline the lantern.)
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Optional: Paint over the entire canvas with DuraClear Satin Varnish, including the sides, and allow to dry thoroughly. Feel free to add more Craft Twinkles if you'd like.
    18. Instruction #9


    Full Size 12x12 Pattern
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