Roses of Summer Panel

Roses of Summer Panel

Posted by DecoArt on Jul 6th 2016

This panel of summer roses, by Beth Wagner, will enchant and delight your artistic senses.


    • ruler
    • 3/8" stencil brush
    • 1" flat brush
    • fine-grit sandpaper
    • chalk pencil
    • #5 round brush
    • craft glue
    • #12 flat brush
    • #1 liner brush
    • old toothbrush
    • gold leaf gilding
    • Sta-Wet Palette
    • script print tissue paper
    • 3/4" stencil brush
    • #20 flat brush
    • MDF board and scroll frame


    1. Basecoat the MDF board with White Gesso. Let dry and base with Light Buttermilk. Lightly sand.
    2. Base the scroll frame with Emperor's Gold. (It will need several coats.) Optional: Gold leafing can be added for additional “shine" at this point.
    3. Placing the scroll frame on top of the base, use the chalk pencil to trace around the inside of the frame, creating a border.
    4. Divide the center into three vertical sections, working from left to right: left section is 2-1/2”; center, 2-1/2; and right, 5-1/2".
    5. Base the border in Winter Blue. Using an old toothbrush, spatter with Light Buttermilk. Base the left section in French Grey Blue; the center section in Raw Sienna; and the right section in Light Buttermilk with a touch of Raw Sienna and Winter Blue. Let dry.
    6. Stencil, left section: Using the diamond from the Distressed Harlequin Stencil and Light Buttermilk, stencil this area. Leave the stencil on and stipple a little Emperor’s Gold on each diamond.
    7. Stencil, right section: Stencil with the Old French Script Stencil and Raw Sienna. (Keep the stencil on the diagonal working from top to bottom.)
    8. Stroke-work, center section: Lightly transfer the lines for the stroke-work. Using #5 round and liner brushes, paint the stroke-work in with a 1:1 mix of Bleached Sand and Raw Sienna. Add Emperor’s Gold dots with the handle end of the brush.
    9. Roses, rosebuds, and leaves: Transfer the pattern onto the right section using as few lines as possible. (Refer to the color worksheet below for step-by-step photos.)
    10. Instruction #9
    11. The leaves are loosely painted in with a messy mix of Avocado Dip and Antique Green. Add shading to some of the leaves with Plantation Pine and Burnt Umber. Tint with Winter Blue. Some of the background leaves are very loosely painted in Burnt Umber and Avocado Dip. (Refer to photo.)
    12. Roses: Using Light Buttermilk (light value), White Peach (medium value), and Burnt Sienna (dark value), paint in the roses using the “cone” method. (The rosebuds use the same colors.) Fully load the large flat brush with White Peach and blend on a wet palette.
    13. Pick up Light Buttermilk on one corner of the “dirty” brush; blend into White Peach at one end. Pick up Burnt Sienna on the other tip and blend into White Peach from the bottom. (You should have a soft value change.) Begin stroking in the cone following instructions on the worksheet. (See photo at Step 9.)
    14. Add a chalk “oval” around the bottom of the cone. (Refer to worksheet for placement.) Begin painting in outer-most petals, working toward the cone. (Be sure not to cross over the cone at this point.)
    15. Add the slice strokes over the cone with Light Buttermilk.
    16. Stipple in the centers with the liner brush. Start with Burnt Umber, then Avocado Dip, and then Winter Blue.
    17. Re-inforce Light Buttermilk highlight tips on some of the petals.
    18. Rosebuds: Follow four steps on rosebud directions, using the same three values. (See chart at Step 9.) Add stems and calyx with greens and Burnt Umber.
    19. Add Emperor’s Gold dots with the handle end of a brush, varying the size.
    20. Varnish with DuraClear Matte Varnish.
    21. Glue the scroll frame to the base surface with craft glue.


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