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box of daisies
by Joan Drost, Elite OSCI

By Joan Drost, Elite OSCI

-Baked Enamel Mailbox, Available at Home Depot

FolkArt Acrylic Paints
-901 Wicker White
-924 Thicket
-467 Italian Sage
-432 Sunflower
-945 Maple Syrup

FolkArt Artists' Pigment
-917 Yellow Ochre
-463 Dioxazine Purple

FolkArt One Stroke™ Brushes
-8 Filbert
-10 Filbert
-12 Flat
-Large Scruffy
-Small Scruffy
-Script Liner

Additional Supplies
-Stylus or Pencil
-Transfer Paper
-774 FolkArt Satin Lacquer

Wipe mailbox with alcohol and allow to dry. Background: Double load the large scruffy brush with Italian Sage and Wicker White. Pounce in background areas on front, sides and lid of mailbox. Allow to dry. Trace pattern if desired.

(Refer to color worksheet throughout)

Daisy Leaves:
Double load the # 12 flat brush with Thicket and Wicker White. Paint daisy leaves, referring to worksheet.

Daisies and Buds:
Double load the #8 filbert brush with Sunflower and Yellow Ochre. Paint yellow daisies. Double load the #10 filbert brush with Dioxazine Purple and Wicker White and paint larger daisies. Paint buds. Double load the small scruffy brush with Yellow Ochre and Maple Syrup. Pounce centers of each daisy. Yellow Ochre should be on top when pouncing.

One Stroke Leaves:
Double load the #12 flat brush with Thicket and Wicker White. On the chisel edge attach buds to stems with a series of tiny downward strokes. With same brush add One Stroke leaves.

Load the script liner brush with inky Thicket and add culicues. Let dry.

Apply 3-4 coats of Satin Lacquer and allow to dry.

Design Created by Joan Drost


In 1998, Joan purchased a One Stroke kit from QVC, a familiar beginning to a One Stroke story. Joan had been actively engaged in other crafts but had never painted. She had tried a few times but had always given up.

With no one to learn from, Joan started teaching herself and soon found, at local craft shows, a market for her finished projects. In June of 2000, she was certified in Buffalo, NY. Six months later she started teaching. At the same time she started working on the Elite program and in March 2002 earned that designation.

Her business has continued to grow. She now paints murals and walls in residences and commercial establishments, sells finished products to retail stores, teaches classes and workshops and occasionally does a craft show.

Joan states that if it were not for the loving support of family, especially her husband who tolerates her crazy schedule, Gina, her partner; daughter-in-law and best friend, and her son who tolerates Gina's crazy schedule, none of this would be possible. “It's truly been an exciting adventure, one of which I am looking forward to continuing”.

Joan Drost, Elite OSCI, can be reached at:
Phone: 516-785-8976