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crackled wild rose photo album
by Angela Borden, OSCI





CRACKLED WILD ROSE PHOTO ALBUM
By Angela Borden, OSCI
SURFACE
-Large Photo Album, Available at Michael's and Craft Stores

Palette
FolkArt Acrylic Colors
-910 Wicker White
-939 Butter Pecan
-754 Rose Garden
-736 School Bus Yellow
-432 Sunflower

FolkArt Artist Pigment
-471 Green Umber

FolkArt Mediums
-694 Folk Art Crackle Medium
-868 Folk Art Floating Medium
Brushes
FolkArt ONE Stroke Brushes
-11/2" Flat Brush
-3/4" Flat
-12 Flat
-10 Flat
-Mini Scruffy
-Script Liner

Additional Supplies
-Krylon Acrylic Spray Sealer Matte Finish
-Transfer paper
-Stylus or Pencil
Preparation
Paint the entire album Wicker White with the11/2" flat brush. Dry. Apply crackle medium over entire album with 11/2" flat brush and let dry, if you want large cracks apply a thick coat of crackle medium. Load the 11/2" flat brush with Butter Pecan. You will only paint in one direction. Start at the top of the Album and paint one straight line down to the bottom. Load your brush each time you do another row. Paint down a second row being careful not to overlap the first one. Do this procedure until the entire album is painted. Let dry. Trace the design if desired.
PAINTING INSTRUCTIONS
(Refer to color worksheet throughout)
Roses:
Double load the 3/4" flat brush with Rose Garden and Wicker White. Starting on the Chisel edge push, wiggle and slide to the end on the chisel edge making a shell shape. Slightly overlap each additional petal until a complete circle is formed.

Center:
Double load a mini scruffy brush with Green Umber and Sunflower. Pounce the center with the Green Umber at the bottom.

Half Open Rose:
Double load the 3/4" flat brush with Rose Garden and Wicker White. Starting on the chisel edge, push, wiggle and slide to the end on chisel edge making a shell shape. You will make three of these. The 4th and 5th shell will be placed slightly on top of the first 3, using the same shell shape. On the top rose I put the white to the outside edge and the bottom I had the Rose Garden to the outside edge.

Rose Bud:
Double load the #12 flat brush with Wicker White and Rose Garden. Start on the chisel edge, push slightly upward, release pressure and end on the chisel edge. For the bottom half of rose bud place brush right where you started the top half of rose bud. You will be on chisel edge of brush, slightly push downward, release pressure and end on chisel edge. You want to make a U shape. Do all the rose buds on the side of album same way.

Calyxs:
Double load the #10 flat brush with Green Umber and Sunflower. On the bottom outside edge of rose bud, touch and slide upwards on the chisel edge lifting off the front part of brush to end with just the green on the surface; this gives you a nice thin calyx at the tips. You should leave a space at the bottom of the rose bud where you will touch and lift for the center stroke. The sunflower will lead on the brush as you go around the rose buds and center stroke. Pull stems on all roses leading with the Sunflower and staying on the chisel edge of your brush.

Wiggle Leaf:
Double load the #12 flat brush with Green Umber and Sunflower. Make a V, starting on one line of the V do the 1, 2, 3, blend stroke before you start to Wiggle. Wiggle around and slide to the chisel edge, do both sides the same way. Pull in stem leading with the sunflower.

Half Wiggle Leaf:
Double load the #12 flat brush with Green Umber and Sunflower. Make a V, starting on one line of the V do the 1, 2, 3, blend stroke before you start to Wiggle. Wiggle the top half of the leaf. The bottom half of the leaf you will start on the other line of the V. Do the 1, 2, 3 blend stroke then push, slide to chisel edge, keeping green to the outside edge.

ONE Stroke Leaf:
Double load the #10 or the #12 flat brush with Green Umber and Sunflower. I used both sizes. Starting on the chisel edge of the brush, push, turn and slide to chisel edge. Pull in stems leading with Sunflower on the chisel edge of brush.

Ribbon:
Make inky paint using Rose Garden. Paint the loops to the ribbon bow using your script liner and stay on just the tip of the brush. Hold your brush so the handle is facing the ceiling and that you have rolled the brush in inky paint so itís fully loaded. Do each loop separate. Start at the center and with one continuous stroke make a loop to the right ending at center, do the same to the left. Second row, starting at center, do another loop to the right going in between the first loop and curving it slightly downward coming back to center with one continuous stroke. Do the same to the left. Pull ribbons from the center downward making thin curvy lines staying on the tip of the brush.

Curlicues:
Make inky paint using Green Umber. Roll the script liner in the inky paint to fully load it. With the handle of your brush facing the ceiling you will make curlicues
by using just the tip of the brush.

Finish:
Let dry and then spray with Kryon Clear Acrylic Sealer.


BIOGRAPHY

My painting career began 4 years ago after moving to New Hampshire. My husband encouraged me to take up a hobby to occupy my time. A craft shop was offering Tole Painting so I signed up to take some classes. To my disappointment the shop closed after I had taken only two classes, but my love for painting was so strong I continued to teach myself. Two years ago I saw Donna Dewberry on TV. I watched in amazement and awe at the speed she could create a picture. From that moment on I knew this was the technique I needed to learn. I bought a book and video and proceeded to teach myself.

May of 2002 I attended her Certification Program in Boston. After returning home I was given the opportunity to teach at a retirement home by another local OSCI. Without her act of kindness and generosity I would have never started teaching. This offer gave me the confidence and courage to go out and seek other teaching positions. I now teach at four different Michael's Arts & Craft Stores located in Nashua, NH, Salem, NH and Manchester, NH and Burlington, MA .In addition I give home parties and all day seminars at my home.

I'm currently working on my Elite Status and hope to fulfill that dream within this year of 2003.

Angela Borden, OSCI, can be reached at:
56 Flint Pond Dr.
Hollis, NH 03049

AngelaBorden@Charter.net
http://www.picturetrail.com/angelasatticnh

http://www.angelasattictreasures.com