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ROSE ON RED HALF BUCKET
By Glenna Ketchum
MATERIALS
SURFACE
Enamel red half bucket from discount store (Wal-Mart)
PALETTE
Folk-Art Acrylic Colors
924 Thicket
901 Wicker White
671 Peridot (metallic)
676 Inca Gold (metallic)
665 Garnet Red (metallic)
BRUSHES
Folk-Art One Stroke Brushes
#12 flat
SUPPLIES
Folk-Art Lacquer, Gloss finish
PREPARATION
Clean surface with soapy water and dry completely.
PAINTING INSTRUCTIONS
(Refer to color worksheet throughout)
Roses:
Double-load a #12 flat with Metallic Garnet Red and Wicker White. Paint the main center rose on the bucket. Make sure that the white edge of the brush is to the outside of the rose. After doing the main rose, paint the partial roses to the right and left of the full rose.
Rosebuds:
Double-load a #12 flat with Metallic Garnet Red and Wicker White and blend. Make sure your brush is on the chisel edge, with the white side of the brush on top. The brush should remain perpendicular to the surface. Paint the upward stroke of the rosebud. The brush should start and end on the chisel edge. Next, paint the bottom stroke of the rosebud, which is a downward stroke that connects the left and right side of the first stroke. You now have a rosebud. Paint two more petals, staggering their beginning and ending points, to give the illusion that the rose is opening up slightly.
Calyxes:
Double-load a #12 flat with Thicket and Peridot. Add some Inca Gold to the Peridot side (Triple loading). Paint calyxes by leading with Peridot on the chisel edge of the brush. Make sure to paint the stems and attach to the nearest rose.
Wiggle Leaves:
Double-load a #12 flat with Thicket and Peridot. Add some Inca Gold to the Peridot side (Triple loading). Place them right up to the rose, overlapping the center of the rose to the right of the design. Make sure to paint the stems to all leaves as you are painting.
One Stroke Leaves:
Double-load a #12 Flat with Thicket and Peridot. Add some Inca Gold to the Peridot side (Triple loading). Push down on brush, then turn and lift.
FINISHING
Allow your project to dry completely before sealing with three coats of lacquer spray.
BIOGRAPHY
Glenna has been Tole painting for years and has always enjoyed doing a variety of crafts. A few years ago on a QVC Plaid showcase, Glennae saw Donna Dewberry demonstrating the One Stroke technique and she purchased a kit. After trying this new technique that was a quicker and easier way to paint, she was hooked. After practicing at home using the teaching guides, Glanna wanted some hands-on guidance and was able to find Marianne Andreazza, a wonderful teacher in Orlando.
Glenna attended the Certification class in November 2000 in Orlando, Florida. She became certified in December 2000 and her life has changed in many wonderful ways.
With encouragement from Marianne Andreazza, family, and friends, Glenna now teaches two 3-hour classes twice a month (Saturday morning and afternoon). She has demonstrated in stores and crafts shops, and has painted items in two local shops. Glenna is a member of the National Society of Decorative Painters.
Glenna Ketchum, O.S.C.I.
Email: glenna@artfromtheheart.net
Web Page: www.artfromtheheart.net