fly fishin' clock
by Donna Dewberry
FLY FISH’N TIME
By Donna Dewberry
- Wooden Box with Swivel Base - Available from Dewberry Designs, Inc.)
FolkArt Acrylic Colors
-939 Butter Pecan
-436 Engine Red
-448 Green Forest
-901 Wicker White
FolkArt Artists' Pigments
-943 Burnt Sienna
-918 Yellow Light
-917 Yellow Ochre
FolkArt ONE Stroke™ Brushes
-Script Liner #2
-Script Liner #1
-868 Floating Medium
-Stylus or Pencil
-FolkArt Artists' Varnish Matte #888
-FolkArt ONE STROKE™ Sponge Painters
-3 Clock Faces with Bezels
-1 Clock Works with Hands
Trace and transfer the pattern to the box if needed. Sand all surfaces making sure to sand in the direction of the wood grain. Remove all traces of dust with a damp cloth or a tack cloth. Base coat all surfaces with one coat of Wicker White. Allow to dry completely. Lightly sand all surfaces again to remove the raised grain. Apply another coat of Wicker White, and again allow this coat to dry completely. Moisten the Large Sponge Painter, wringing out most of the water. The sponge should be slightly damp not wet. Multi load the round edge of the sponge with Wicker White, Butter Pecan and Thicket by pulling paint out of the puddles. Using a circular motion, base coat the sides and the swivel base. While the paint is wet, pick up fresh paint and pat lightly to remove the swirled lines. This will give it a faux finish. NOTE: Work small areas, keeping a wet edge as you move to different sections. Try not to over work the areas or you will mix the colors too much. Load the 3/4" flat brush with Green Forest. Using the flat side of the brush base coat the top of the box. It may be necessary to apply a second coat after the first coat has dried. Load the 3/4" flat brush with Thicket and coat two of the clock faces. Be careful not to punch out the center holes.
(Refer to color worksheet throughout)
Trompe L 'Oeil Shadow Box:
Load the #6 flat brush with Floating Medium, then side load with Butter Pecan by stroking a track next to the puddle of paint allowing the bristles on one side of the brush to touch the puddle of paint. Keeping Butter Pecan to the outer edge, outline the main square and then paint the dividers. Double load the #6 flat brush with Green Forest and Thicket add a touch of Floating Medium and blend well. Using the flat side of the brush add shading to the inside edges of each section. Load the #10 Flat with Butter Pecan, using the flat side of the brush, stroke the squares. Two coats may be necessary for full coverage. Load the #10 flat brush with Green Forest and paint the green squares.
Shadow Box Detail and Hooks:
Load the #1 script liner with inky Licorice and outline the shadow box then add the details to the corners and the ends of the section dividers. Still using the #1 script liner loaded with Licorice; paint the hooks in one of the sections. Stroke the brush through the puddle of Wicker White and add highlights to the hooks.
Double load the #6 flat brush with Licorice and Wicker White, add a touch of Floating Medium and blend well. Fill in the weights by using the flat side of the brush and keeping the Licorice to the outer edge. Load the #1 script liner with inky licorice and stroke a line across the middle of each weight.
Load the 3/4" flat brush with Burnt Sienna, then base coat the Fly Line spool. Add a touch of Wicker White to one corner and add the highlight to the outer edge. Load the #1 script liner with inky Engine Red, paint the red circle.
Load the #1 script liner with inky Wicker White, paint the smaller white circle.
Load the #1 script liner with an inky mixture of Licorice and Wicker White; paint a wavy line around the spool to mimic loose unraveled line. Wash brush and load with inky Licorice, add the black wavy line around the spool then continue the line around the box. Add two more hooks attached to the line that is winding around the box. Stroke the dirty brush through the puddle of Wicker White and add highlights to the hooks. Using the handle of the brush dip into the Licorice and add the center circle to the fly line spool. Add a touch of Wicker White to highlight using the tip of the brush.
Load the #6 flat brush with Engine Red; fill in the heads of two of the flies on the top of the box and the body of one fly that is on one of the painted clock faces. Load the #6 flat brush with Wicker White, paint the body of the center fly that is on the top of the box, and paint the white stripe for the fly that is on the other painted clock face. Add a touch of Engine Red to the chisel edge of the brush and fill in the body of the fly that has the other red head. Load the #6 flat brush with Whicker White, add a touch of Yellow Ochre and paint the body of the third fly on the top. Wipe the brush off on a paper towel and then load with just Yellow Ochre, paint the head and body of the fly with the white stripe on one of the clock faces. Load the #6 flat brush with Butter Pecan and paint the head of the fly that is on the other clock face. Load the #1 script liner with a mixture of Licorice and Wicker White; paint a hook on each fly. Dip the handle of the brush into Engine Red; place a dot for the eye for the fly that has the red body. Dip the handle of the brush into Licorice, dot an eye for each of the flies and add a pupil to the fly that has the red eye. Dip the tip of the #2 script liner into Wicker White; add a highlight to each eye. Double load the #8 flat brush with Wicker White and Yellow Light. Using the chisel edge of the brush and leading with the Wicker White, pull little flicking strokes to make the feathers on three of the flies. Double load the #8 flat brush with Wicker White and Engine Red. Using the chisel edge of the brush and leading with the Wicker White and the flicking motion add the feathers on the other two flies. Load the #1 script liner with inky Licorice and add a wavy line tied to the hooks for the two flies that are painted on the clock faces.
Load the #2 flat brush with Thicket; work a little Floating Medium into the brush. Using the flat side of the brush, moving from left to right and top to bottom, paint the letters that make up the words "Fish'n Time". Load the #2 script liner with inky Licorice and paint the lettering on the spool.
Allow all surfaces to dry completely. Apply two coats of the water based varnish. Allow ample drying time between coats. Assemble the clock and the clock works. Attach the clock in the hole that has the quote, "Fish'n Time”. Assemble the clocks that have the painted faces and attach those to the sides of the box. Leave the last hole open to facilitate battery changes.