Rad Dad Mouse Pad

Rad Dad Mouse Pad

Posted by DecoArt on Jun 5th 2019

Spell out Dad's awesomeness on a mouse pad with Crafter's Acrylic®.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • stylus or pencil
    • scissors
    • ruler
    • black ultra-fine felt tip pen
    • tracing & transfer paper
    • cork
    • paintbrushes



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Cut a 9" square out of a cork sheet or roll. (If using a roll, wet down the corkboard with water and flatten out overnight with a heavy book.)
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Paint the entire mouse pad in Spa Blue.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Print the provided pattern to size and use tracing & transfer paper to transfer the image to the mouse pad.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Fill in the blocks of color using the general pattern, moving from block to block: Wild Green, Pure Pumpkin, Teal Blue, Christmas Red, Dark Turquoise, Sun Yellow, Poppy Orange, Ocean Green. (See photo.)
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Using Light Antique White, paint in the paper airplane shapes and the swirls.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Outline the paper airplanes and swirls with a fine liner ink pen. (Refer to pattern.) Let dry. Once dry, seal the entire mouse pad in DuraClear Ultra-Matte Varnish so that it will last for years to come.
    12. Instruction #6


    Rad Dad Mousepad Pattern