Painted Dinosaur with Toothbrush Stool

Painted Dinosaur with Toothbrush Stool

Posted by DecoArt on Mar 31st 2014

Create an inspirational addition to a child's bathroom with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • ruler
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • fine-grit sandpaper
    • #8 round brush
    • #4 flat brush
    • black fine point marker
    • 1/4" angle brush
    • mop brush
    • stylus
    • unfinished foot stool with the top measuring approximately 10" x 14"


    1. Using a 3/4" flat brush, paint the top and sides of the stool with Turquoise Waters.
    2. On rest of the stool (sides and edges), use a #8 round brush and a variety of colors from the Americana Multi-Surface Acrylics listed. Refer to photo or get creative!
    3. Use a 3/4” flat brush to paint True Blue stripes on the top and over edges approximately 3” apart.
    4. Trace and transfer the patterns onto the stool top.
    5. Using a #8 round brush, paint using the appropriately-sized brush: T-Rex body, Apple Green; T-Rex arm and nostril, Apple Green with a touch of Brown Sugar; eyebrows, Apple Green and Cotton Ball; tongue, Flamingo; inside mouth, Turf Green with a touch of Black Tie; eye, teeth, claw, and toothbrush bristles, Cotton Ball; toothbrush handle and stripes in toothbrush, Chartreuse; eyeball, Black Tie; spikes down back and large spots, Iris; edges of spikes and smaller dots, Eggplant; brush tip dots in
    6. Use a 3/4” flat brush to float Flamingo to make cheek. (Mop lightly to soften if necessary.) Use the small tip of a brush to add a highlight in Cotton Ball to eyeball at 2:00 position.
    7. Using a #8 round brush, paint sides and edges by repeating shapes on front. (I used triangles in Cotton Ball and dots in Turf Green and Lavender Fields.)
    8. Everything is outlined with a fine point black marker.
    9. (OPTIONAL) Varnish with DuraClear Matte Varnish for added durability.


    Toothbrush Dinosaur Pattern