Renee Dawson, OSCI
Nightlight adapter (available at www.fenwickgifts.com)
=or= design could easily be adapted to a Porcelain nightlight available from:
www.cridgeware.com www.folkartenterprises.com www.justpaintit.net
FolkArt Acrylic Colors
#402 Light Blue
#901 Wicker White
#255 Iridescent Pearl
#658 Antique Gold
FolkArt One Stroke Brushes
#1172 Small Scruffy
? Tracing Paper
? Black Transfer Paper
? Foam Plates
? Water Basin
? Paper Towels
? FolkArt Matte Acrylic Sealer
Load Scruffy with Light Blue and pounce background. While base coat is still a little tacky, pick up a touch of white on one tip of scruffy and pounce lightly in circular motions to create clouds (as many or as little as you like). Transfer your pattern once dry.
Note: Refer to color worksheet for the following steps.
To make åinkyp paint, dip brush into water and work into edge of paint puddle until paint is an inky consistency.
1. Load #10 Flat with inky Wicker White. Work the brush back and forth on palette to work the paint 2/3 of the way up the bristles. Once the brush is full, stand it up on the chisel edge, keep handle straight up and down and paint the wings. Start stroke at the tip of the wing and end at the body. You can make the wings as big or as small as you like depending on the amount of pressure you add during your strokes. Tip: If you choose to paint this design freehand use the hole in the center of the CD as your guide for where to end your wing strokes.
2. Load # 2 Flat with Licorice. Base bugps body and trim around center hole to connect the head to the tail.
3. Load Script Liner with inky Licorice. Keeping handle straight up and down, outline wings, paint veins in wings and add antennae. Use your pinky finger to help guide your strokes. For younger children, the #1 Script may be easier to handle for this step but will create wider lines.
4. Load Script Liner with inky Wicker White and paint lines in bottom part of fireflyps body and the mouth.
5. Using handle of Scruffy, dot eye area with Wicker White. Re-dot eyes using Licorice, still allowing some of the white on the bottom, and half way up each side, to show. Add white highlight with Script Liner or #1 Script. Tip: Allow drying time between each of these steps.
6. Load # 10 Flat with Iridescent Pearl Glitter Sparkles and stroke over wings.
7. Load Script Liner (or #1 Script) with Metallic Antique Gold. Outline fireflyps body, stroke over white lines in bottom portion of body, and black veins in wings to soften.
8. Load Script Liner with inky Licorice to paint lettering and flying trail. Dot the ends of each letter with Licorice using Stylus or handle of Script Liner. Dot åevery otherp line in flying trail with Licorice and Wicker White.
9. Sign your name with Script Liner and inky Licorice.
Allow project to dry (cure) 24 hours and then finish with 2-3 coats of sealer. Allow sufficient drying time between applications. Once project has cured another 24 hours, affix nightlight adapter to project and enjoy! The light will shine through the center of the fireflyps body, through the hole in the center of the CD, and will be a delight for children of all ages.
RenÈe lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband of 10 years and 2 children: Sarah - 4 and Sam - 6.
RenÈe has worked for a Medical Manufacturing Company, as the Inside Sales Manager, for the past 4 years. Prior to that she worked for 10 years at the Automotive Division of the same company as the Production Coordinator. Although her current schedule does not allow much time for teaching, her dream is to resume teaching some day, focusing on classes for both children and adults.
Discovering One Stroke and Donna Dewberry in 1999 opened up a world of opportunities. When she saw Donnaps Decorative Muralps book in a local craft shop, she knew exactly what she wanted to do and hasnpt looked back since. RenÈe received her certification in Toronto in April 2001 and attended Cathy Beckerps Wall Workshop in April 2002. She feels blessed for all the wonderful friendships, through painting, that have developed and will last a lifetime.
Thank you Donna for introducing me to the wonderful world of decorative painting!
RenÈe Dawson, O.S.C.I.
109 Lemoine Street
Belleville, Ontario, Canada