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a place for ornaments
by Donna Dewberry




A PLACE FOR ORNAMENTS
By Donna Dewberry

SURFACE
-Wooden Placemat, Available From Dewberry Designs, Inc.

Palette
FolkArt Acrylic Colors
-901 Wicker White     
-436 Engine Red     
-440 Violet Pansy     
-448 Green Forest     
-432 Sunflower     
-903 Tapioca     

FolkArt Artists' Pigments
-918 Yellow Light          
-463 Dioxazine Purple     

FolkArt Metallics
-676 Inca Gold          

Brushes
FolkArt One Stroke™  Brushes
-1½” Flat
-¾” Flat
-12 Flat
-10 Flat
-2 Script Liner


Additional Supplies
-FolkArt Spray Lacquer (Gloss 775, Satin 774, or Matte 773)
-Graphite paper
-Sand Paper 150grit or 220
-Stylus or Pencil

Preparation
If needed, sand surface, making sure to sand in the direction of the wood grain. If it is not ruff then proceed to the base coating. Load the 1½” flat brush with Tapioca; base coat the placemat with one coat of paint, allow to completely dry before proceeding. Make sure to paint in the direction of the wood grain.  Lightly sand the surface to remove any raised grain and then apply a second coat of Tapioca paint and allow to completely dry.
Trace and transfer the pattern if needed.


PAINTING INSTRUCTIONS
Refer to the color worksheet for detailed painting instructions and practice.

Ornaments:
Base coat the red ornament with Engine Red. Base coat the yellow ornament with Yellow Light. Load the ¾” flat brush with Violet Pansy and then side load a touch of Dioxazine Purple by stroking next to the puddle of paint allowing the tips of the bristles of one corner to touch the puddle of paint. Keeping the Dioxazine Purple to the outer edge and using the flat side of the brush; paint the purple ornament. Load the #10 flat brush with Yellow Light; paint the crowns on each ornament. Using the same loaded brush add a touch of Inca Gold to one side add a second stroke on top of the first stroke of the crowns. Load the #10 flat brush with Inca Gold, touch the flat side of the brush at the top edge of the yellow ornament and pull down. Lift to the chisel edge and turn as you near the bottom of the ornament to make the stroke thinner. Load the #12 flat brush with Yellow Ochre. Using the chisel edge of the brush and no pressure; paint the stripes on the red ornament. Load the #12 flat brush with Inca Gold, using the chisel edge of the brush; paint the stripes on the purple ornament and then stroke over the stripes on the red ornament. Load the #2 script liner brush with inky Licorice; add the details to the crowns and then add a stripe down the right outer edge of each ornament. Double load the ¾” flat brush with Green Forest and Sunflower, add a touch of Inca Gold to the Sunflower side of the brush. Using the chisel edge of the brush and leading with the Sunflower/Inca Gold; paint the pine bough. Start at the outer end of the branch on the right side and work your way toward the left, overlapping the strokes as you go. Occasionally turn the brush to lead with the Green Forest for variation to the colors of the needles. Load the #2 script liner brush with inky Licorice; add the loops on the top of the crowns to look like they are looped around the branch. Sign you name and allow to completely dry.

Finishing:
Spray with one light coat of the lacquer in the finish of your choice. When this coat is dry apply a second and then a third coat. Allow each coat to dry before applying the next coat.