Football-Inspired Reverse Painted Tray

Football-Inspired Reverse Painted Tray

Posted by DecoArt on Jan 23rd 2020

Customize a serving tray for your football viewing party with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics!


    • scissors
    • paintbrush
    • painter's tape
    • toothpicks
    • printed images
    • measuring tape


    1. Clean your plastic tray. Let dry.
    2. Print and cut out your desired images.
    3. Tape your images to the top of your tray since you will be painting the bottom so the design shows through.
    4. Instruction #3
    5. You should see the image when you flip your tray over.
    6. Instruction #4
    7. Paint the white parts of the football first with Americana Multi-Surface Acrylic in Cotton Ball. When reverse painting, you have to paint what you want on top first.
    8. Instruction #5
    9. Then, paint over the white with Americana Multi-Surface Acrylic in Cocoa Bean. Once the brown is dry, you can add the white accents on this side, too, if you so desire.
    10. Instruction #6
    11. Next, add painter's tape to the bottom of the tray to make the football field lines painted with Cotton Ball. You can use a measuring tape or ruler to make sure the spaces between lines are equal.
    12. Instruction #7
    13. Once the white is dry, use Americana Multi-Surface Acrylic in Turf Green to paint the grass of the field.
    14. Instruction #8
    15. You can add your team colors if you would like on the blank sides using the same stripe method. Use a toothpick for any touchups.
    16. Instruction #9