Rose Trio Paper Mâché Box
By Judy Freeman, O.S.C.I.
Square paper mâché box, approx. 8 1/2" x 8 1/2 "
Folk-Art Acrylic Colors
#580 Metallic Taupe
#652 Metallic Rose
#659 Metallic Pearl White
#662 Metallic Silver Sterling
#673 Metallic Rose Pearl
#676 Metallic Inca Gold
#708 Dove Gray
#901 Wicker White
#233 Light Ice Green (AP)
#471 Green Umber (AP)
Folk-Art One Stroke Brushes
#10, #12 and 3/4" flats
#2 script liner
Delta "Petite Roses" all over stencil
Small stencil brush
Coarse Natural Sea Sponge (or household sponge)
#868 Floating Medium
Folk-Art Matte Acrylic Sealer
Small sponge roller
Remove any labels from box’s surface. Spray both interior and exterior surfaces of box and lid with Matte Acrylic Sealer in a well-ventilated area. Let dry.
Base coat exterior surfaces of box and lid with two to three coats of Light Ice Green. Let dry.
Base coat the interior surfaces of box and lid with two coats of Dove Gray. When dry, paint with two coats of Silver Metallic. This will give good opaque coverage. Let dry.
Hint: Use the sponge roller for the smoothest base coat ever! You will still need to brush the inside corners.
Place the stencil on the box lid, and with either the sponge roller or a stencil brush, stencil the background design on the top and sides of lid with Metallic Pearl White. Apply paint sparingly to brush or roller, and tap off excess on a paper towel before stenciling. Too much paint will cause the paint to bleed underneath the stencil. Let dry.
Dampen the sea sponge with water and wring out excess moisture. Pick up Light Ice Green and Metallic Pearl White on sponge. Lightly sponge onto sides and bottom of box. Let dry. Trace on design if needed.
(Refer to color worksheet throughout)
Large Wiggle Leaves:
Double-load a 3/4" flat with Green Umber and Light Ice Green. With Green Umber to the outer edge, paint the two large leaves on the outside of the design. The third leave will be painted later.
Rose #1: Double-load a 3/4" flat with Wicker White and Metallic Rose Pearl. With Wicker White to the outside edge, paint the first rose. This one does not have to be completed at the bottom, as a large leaf will be covering it. Use the pattern as a guide for placement. Let dry. Add the third large leaf now, using same brush and colors as the other two.
Rose #2: Double-load a 3/4" flat with Wicker White and Metallic Inca Gold. With Wicker White to the outside edge, paint the yellow rose.
Rose #3: Double-load a 3/4" flat with Wicker White and Metallic Rose. With Wicker White to the outside edge, paint the pink rose
Buds and Small Rose:
Double-load a 3/4" flat with Wicker White and Metallic Rose. With Wicker White to the outside edge, paint two rosebuds near Rose #3.
Double-load a 3/4" flat with Wicker White and Metallic Rose Pearl. With Wicker White to the outside edge, paint the small rose in the space between the large leaf and Rose #1.
Calyxes, One Stroke Leaves, and Vines:
Double-load a #12 flat with Green Umber and Light Ice Green. Leading with the Light Ice Green, paint calyxes around the two pink rosebuds.
With the same brush, add One Stroke leaves and a few Vines
Double-load a #10 flat with Wicker White and Metallic Taupe. With Wicker White to the outside, paint five-petal flowers and trailing flowers.
Dip the handle end of a #2 Script Liner in Metallic Inca Gold and Green Umber. Dot centers in filler flowers.
Make "inky" Green Umber by adding water with the #2 Script liner to a small spot of the Green Umber paint puddle. Mix with brush. Roll excess paint off on side of palette, paint curlicues.
Allow paint to cure for 48 hours, then protect your painting by spraying all surfaces inside and out with Matte Acrylic Spray.
Judy and her husband, Don, have lived most of their adult lives in Vanceboro, North Carolina. They have been married for 33 years, have two married daughters and one granddaughter. While Judy’s "main" job has always been that of wife and mother, she’s held several positions throughout the years. However, until One Stroke, she never felt compelled to do one thing over another.
In March of 2000 Judy happened to see Donna Dewberry on QVC. She was intrigued watching her paint such beautiful flowers and thought it looked so effortless! Judy ordered one of the kits, and continued to watch Donna’s entire presentation, during which she mentioned her website.
Upon looking at OneStroke.com, Judy found out about the certification program and signed up for one in North Carolina. Judy had discovered Donna Dewberry and One Stroke painting, ordered one of her kits, and signed up to go to Certification, all in one day and without painting the first stroke!
Once Certified, Judy contacted Craven Community College in New Bern, NC and Michaels in Greenville, NC about teaching. She is now in her second year of teaching at both locations and loves it. Her most recent venture has been private home parties. They have turned out great! Everyone has a good time painting with their friends and goes home with a beautiful project.
In the near future, Judy looks forward to Continuing Education in Orlando. She was selected as an instructor for the B. E. E. Judy feels that this is such an exciting time to be involved in One Stroke and finds every day to be a new adventure.
Judy Freeman, OSCI
150 Arrington Road
Vanceboro, NC 28586