SNOWMAN DOOR KNOB HANGER
By Julie Motley, Elite OSCI & Joanne Cramer, Student
Foam Snowman Door Knob Cutout, Available at Michael's
FolkArt Acrylic Paints
-901 Wicker White
-436 Engine Red
FolkArt One StrokeÔ Brushes
Take a slightly damp paper towel and wipe surface of cutout to be sure it is clean.
(Refer to color worksheet throughout)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Allow to dry and enjoy hanging your door knob decoration on your door throughout the holiday season!
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.