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snowman doorknob hanger
by Julie Motley, Elite OSCI & Joanne Cramer, Student


SNOWMAN DOOR KNOB HANGER
By Julie Motley, Elite OSCI & Joanne Cramer, Student

SURFACE
Foam Snowman Door Knob Cutout, Available at Michael's

Palette
FolkArt Acrylic Paints
-901 Wicker White     
-964 Midnight
-436 Engine Red
-938 Licorice

FolkArt Sparkles
-267 Hologram

Brushes
FolkArt One StrokeÔ Brushes
-10 Flat
-Script Liner
-Medium Scruffy

Preparation
Take a slightly damp paper towel and wipe surface of cutout to be sure it is clean.

PAINTING INSTRUCTIONS
(Refer to color worksheet throughout)

Body:
Pounce mostly Wicker White on one end of the oval scruffy brush and just a little Midnight on the other end of the scruffy brush. Pounce the entire cutout with this mixture keeping Midnight more to the outside.  Try not to pounce in the same spot or your snowman will be light blue. You want to see mostly white snow on your snowman.  

Hat:
Load the #10 flat brush with Licorice and basecoat the hat. Let the hat dry. Now wash your flat brush very well so you get all the black paint out. With your clean #10 flat brush load half the brush with Engine Red and the other half with Wicker White to paint hatband. Stroke this mixture of paint just above the brim of the hat.

Scarf:
With the same #10 flat brush, reload half the brush with Wicker White and the other half Engine Red and paint scarf in the order on the worksheet. You can decorate the scarf with stars, stripes, snowflakes, or dots if you want.  


Coal Buttons:
Dip the opposite end of your brush into Licorice and dot onto snowman's tummy where you want to make the 5 coal buttons. For lumpy coal buttons dip into Licorice and dot Snowman's tummy 2 or 3 times in the same spot. To make small coal buttons dot onto tummy only once. Highlight the coal buttons by stroking on small white lines with your script liner. When your snowman is completely dry, load your scruffy with Hologram and pounce here and there to make your Snowman sparkle.

Finish:
Allow to dry and enjoy hanging your door knob decoration on your door throughout the holiday season!

BIOGRAPHY

Julie has been painting for over 15 years and was certified as a One Stroke Instruction in July 2000 and earned her Elite status March 2003. Julie has turned in the requirement to become A Certifying Elite and is very excited to be able to hold her first certification as soon as she finds out if she passed certification. She is also a member of NSDP & NW ToleLiners.

Julie's home life includes a supportive husband, 4 terrific kids, her in-laws, and family pets.

She has been an instructor for the past 10 years, teaching beginning and intermediate Tole Painting and then One Stroke Painting. Her first love is her family, church and the One Stroke. Her One Stroke travels include helping with the Japan One Stroke program, which is very exciting and rewarding. The Donna Dewberry B.E.E. Painting & Crafting Expo Chairman is another hat that she lovingly wears and works very hard. See the www.onestorke website for more details. Julie also still teaches 3 classes a week in her community, an occasional home class and 2-day seminars every 6 months with her One Stroke partners, MaryAnn Campbell and MarJean Krupp.

Her family has decided to make One Stroke their family career so Julie along with her hubbie Marv and all the kids are working hard to make a successful One Stroke business.

Julie enjoys sharing her love of art with anyone who will pick up a brush. Her motto is, “The only people who cannot One Stroke are the ones who quit.”

Julie and her student Joanne met about a year and half ago when Joanne wanted to take One Stroke painting lessons. Joanne has done some Tole Painting in the past but truly enjoys the One Stroke method.

Joanne and her husband enjoy family life with their 5 children, 4 grandchildren and another grandchild on the way.

Joanne retired after 30 plus years working in the corporate business field. Left with time on her hands she decided to get involved with the crafting business. She now paints projects for sale at local gift shops and espresso shops, and is having a great time doing home giftware parties which are going very well. Joanne also participates annually in her hometown art show in the summer and at her hometown Orthopedic Guild Christmas Show during the holiday season.

Joanne's goal is to become certified in the very near future and continue to pursue many more One Stroke dreams.


christmas tree card
by Althea Credland, Elite OSCI


CHRISTMAS TREE CARD
By Althea, Elite OSCI
SURFACE
-Blank Card, Available at Michaels

Palette
FolkArt Acrylic Colors
-448 Green Forest          
-736 School Bus Yellow     
-436 Engine Red          
-440 Violet Pansy          
-938 Licorice          
-945 Maple Syrup          

FolkArt Metallic Colors
-676 Inca Gold          

Brushes
FolkArt Starter Strokes Brushes
-¾” Flat
-12 Flat
-4 Round
-½” Scruffy

Additional Supplies
Paint Palette
Paper Towels
Brush Basin
Stylus or Pencil
Transfer Paper


PAINTING INSTRUCTIONS
(Refer to color worksheet throughout)

Card:
Fold the card in half making sure that the opening of the card is on the right side and then trace and transfer the pattern to the front of the card. Load the #12 flat brush with Maple Syrup, using the flat side of the brush pull the trunk for the tree. Double load the ¾” flat brush with Green Forest and School Bus Yellow. Using the chisel edge of the brush and leading with the School Bus Yellow, out line the shape of the tree.  Still using the same brush and colors and using the chisel edge of the brush leading with the School Bus Yellow, start at the bottom of the tree and pull strokes downward to form the bottom tier.  Make sure to angle the strokes at the ends of each row so that they point toward the top of the tree. Continue to layer the rows making the rows smaller as you near the top. Occasionally turn the brush to lead with the Green Forest to make some of the strokes more yellow than green.

Star:
Load the #4 round brush with Wicker White and base coat the star. Allow this to dry and then base coat with School Bus Yellow

Ornaments:
Dip the handle of the ¾” flat brush into a puddle of Engine Red; dot the red ornaments on the tree. Dip the handle of the ¾” flat brush into a puddle of Violet Pansy; dot the purple ornaments. Dip the handle of the ¾” flat brush into a puddle of School Bus Yellow; dot the yellow ornaments. Allow the tree, ornaments and the star to completely dry before proceeding.

Highlights and Garland:
Load the #4 round brush with Inca Gold; paint over the School Bus Yellow on the star.
Load the ½” scruffy brush with Inca Gold; pounce on the side of the brush to create garland winding around the tree. Allow the front of the card to dry completely. Load the #4 round brush with Burnt Umber, open the card and write your holiday greeting inside.  

Finish:
Make sure to sign the front of the card. When the card is completely dry both inside and out, (this may take a couple of days just to be sure), put it in the envelope and write the name of the person you want to give it to on the outside of the envelope. If you want to mail it to someone special then have your mom or dad help you with the addressing.





snowman ornament
by Althea Credland, Elite OSCI


SNOWMAN ORNAMENT
By Althea, Elite' OSCI
SURFACE
-Plastic 2 Piece Ornament, Available at Local Craft Stores

Palette
FolkArt Enamels
-4012 Burnt Umber     
-4006 Engine Red     
-4027 Periwinkle     
-4008 Pure Orange     
-4001 Wicker White     

Brushes
FolkArt Glass and Ceramics Brushes
-Scruffy
-12 Flat
-1 Script Liner

FolkArt Starter Strokes Brushes
-1/2" Scruffy #19807

Additional Supplies:
Paper Towels
Brush Basin
Paint Palette

Preparation:
Wash the ornaments and remove any stickers and glue residue. Turn a plate upside down then place a half of the ornament on it.  By using the plate you can move each half of the ornament to the side while you paint the other half and you will not have to touch the ornament.

PAINTING INSTRUCTIONS
(Refer to color worksheet throughout)

Ornament:
Double load the scruffy brush with Wicker White and Periwinkle. Try to keep the Wicker White as the dominant color. Pounce the lower 3/4 of both halves completely. Leave the top 1/4 un-pounced to paint the hat on later. Allow these to dry completely before proceeding. Load the #12 flat brush with Engine Red; paint the top 1/4 of both halves.
Load the #1 script liner brush with Pure Orange; paint the carrot nose. Dip the handle of the #1 script liner brush into a puddle of Burnt Umber; place a dot for the eyes. Load the #1 script liner brush with Burnt Umber; paint a squiggly line to form the mouth. Using the same brush and color add some detail lines to the carrot nose and eyebrows above the eyes. Load the #12 flat brush with Clear Medium; coat the area of the hat where the fur lining will be. Allow this to dry completely. We coat this area so that the red color will not bleed through the white fur. Load the ½” scruffy brush with Wicker White; using the side of the brush pounce the fur around the hat.

Finish:
Allow to dry for 21 days to cure the paint. After your child has hung the ornaments, write a note for Santa to hide a small present inside just for them. SHHHHH!

teddy gift bag
by Donna Dewberry


TEDDY BAG
By Donna Dewberry
SURFACE
-Yellow Paper Bag, Available at Most Craft Stores

Palette
FolkArt Acrylic Colors
-434 Berry Wine     
-939 Butter Pecan     
-436 Engine Red     
-954 Fresh Foliage     
-901 Wicker White     

FolkArt Artists' Pigments
-462 Burnt Umber     

Brushes
FolkArt One Stroke™ Brushes
-12 Flat
-4 Round
-Scruffy (1172)
-½” Scruffy


Additional Supplies
-868 FolkArt Floating Medium
-FolkArt Spray Lacquer
-Graphite paper
-Card Board
-Pencil

Preparation
Cut the card board to fit inside the folded bag. This will add support to the front part of the bag to make a more stable surface.

Load the #12 flat brush with Fresh Foliage, using the flat side of the brush paint the stripes. Try to make the stripe in one stroke from top to bottom. If you run out of paint before finishing the stroke just start at the bottom and pull up. This will make a smoother stripe. Trace and transfer the pattern.

PAINTING INSTRUCTIONS
Refer to the Color Worksheet for detailed painting instructions and practice.




Bear:
Double load both the scruffy and the ½” scruffy with Wicker White and Butter Pecan.  We will be switching between the two brushes until the bear is painted. Using the scruffy and keeping the Butter Pecan to the outer edge, pounce the arms, legs and then pounce the body. Using the ½” scruffy; pounce the outer ear and then the inner ear. Pick up the scruffy again and pounce the head. You can wash this brush now. Pick up the ½” scruffy; pounce the muzzle and then the hands and feet. It is okay to wash this brush now. Allow the bear to completely dry before proceeding.

Hat and Candy Canes:
Load the #12 flat brush with Engine Red; base coat the hat. (Note: More than one coat may be necessary depending on the type of paper that your bag is made from.) Allow the hat to dry. Load the mini scruffy with Wicker White; pounce the fur on the hat. Load the #4 round with Wicker White; paint the candy canes. Allow the candy canes to dry before painting the red stripes. Load the #4 round with Engine Red; paint the stripes on the candy canes.
Face Details and Finishing Touches:
Dip the handle of the #4 round brush into a puddle of Burnt Umber; place a dot for each eye and then place two dots side-by-side for the nose. Move the brush side-to-side to connect these two dots to make the nose kidney shaped. Load the tip of the #4 round brush with inky Burnt Umber and paint the eyebrows, and mouth. Dip the tip of the #4 round into the puddle of Wicker White; highlight the eyes and the nose. Load the #4 round with inky Berry Wine; add the details lines to the hat.
Sign your name and allow to completely dry.

Finishing:
Spray with one light coat of the lacquer in the finish of your choice.

Note: Even though this is listed a child's project, adult guidance is needed to assist with some of the strokes. Plus they will need to use the scruffy brush #1172 which is not one of the Starter Strokes Brushes