Spread Sunshine Barrel Stave
Posted by DecoArt on Aug 3rd 2016
Spread sunshine all around your home with this festive sunflower door crown.
- water container
- paper towels
- transfer paper
- palette paper
- clean cloth
- 5/8" angle brush
- #16 shader brush
- 1/2" mop brush
- #6/0 liner brush
- flat barrel stave
Enlarge or reduce the pattern to fit the stave surface.
Use the appropriate size brush for the area you are working in.
- Sand the stave and wipe away sanding dust with a damp cloth.
- Basecoat the surface with Timeless. Let dry well.
- Transfer the pattern onto the surface.
- Basecoat as follows: lettering, Soft Black; leaves, Antique Green; under petals, Honey Brown; upper petals, Spicy Mustard; centers, Espresso.
- Using Asphaltum, shade around the elements of the design; the left side of the letters; and along the edges.
- Wash some Asphaltum on the “cut” edge of the stave.
- Shade the leaves with Plantation Pine under the sunflower petals; along the lower edges; and along the top of the vein line.
- Highlight the leaves with a dry-brush highlight of Avocado Dip, in the center and under the vein line.
- Float a little Burnt Sienna on the leaves randomly.
- Outline the leaves with Lamp Black.
- Shade the under petals against the center and where the upper petals overlap them with Burnt Sienna.
- Deepen the shading and add texture lines with Asphaltum.
- Highlight the tips of the under petals with Spicy Mustard.
- Shade the upper petals against the center and the one petal that is flipped, at the base, with Burnt Sienna.
- Deepen with a second application and add texture lines with Burnt Sienna.
- Highlight the upper petals with Primary Yellow.
- Shade around the outer edge of the centers with Soft Black.
- Highlight the center with a dry-brush of Burlap.
- Outline the center and the petals with Lamp Black.
- Mask off the flowers and leaves. (Trace the shapes onto a plain piece of paper; cut them out; and lay the shapes on top.)
- Using your favorite method, splatter the surface with Asphaltum. The method of splattering for this piece was using thinned paint and a fan brush. Load the fan brush and hold it over the surface. Tap the fan brush with another brush so that the paint falls straight down.
- Finish with two coats of Soft-Touch Varnish, allowing to dry well between the coats.
DOWNLOADSSpread Sunshine Pattern #1
Spread Sunshine Pattern #2