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ROMANTIC BOOKS
By Nancy Stolberg, Elite O.S.C.I.
MATERIALS
SURFACE
Old books
PALETTE
Folk-Art Acrylic Colors
924 Thicket
901 Wicker White
434 Berry Wine
736 School Bus Yellow
676 Metallic Inca Gold
BRUSHES
Folk-Art One Stroke Brushes
#1172 Scruffy Brush
#8 and #12 flats
#6 Filbert
#2 Script liner
SUPPLIES
Paper Towels
PAINTING INSTRUCTIONS
(Refer to color worksheet throughout)
Base Coat:
Double-load a large scruffy with Thicket and Wicker White. Pounce a crescent shape in an area on the book cover that doesn’t cover the title.
Rosebuds:
Paint rosebuds using a #8 flat double-loaded with Berry Wine and Wicker White. Add chisel strokes to the bottom of the rosebud.
Daisies:
Paint daisies using a #6 filbert loaded with Wicker White. Push the brush down to create the size of petal you want then lift; do not turn. Load a #6 filbert with Thicket, then side-load in a small amount of Wicker White if desired. Press and push the brush away from you to create a leaf. The lighter your touch, the softer the leaves will look. Pull stems in with a #2 script liner.
Ribbon:
Paint a string ribbon with a script liner loaded with Metallic Inca Gold. Add Inky Thicket curlicues with the script liner.