Square Pansy Necklace

Square Pansy Necklace

Posted by DecoArt on Feb 11th 2015

Pansies, delicate though they may look, are known for their hardiness in cold weather.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • #6 flat brush
    • #0 liner brush
    • #4 shader brush
    • 2" square ceramic bisque tag ornament with hole
    • 18kt gold or silver leafing pen
    • fashionable necklace cording
    • gold or silver bead



    Pansy 1 is darker pansy and Pansy 2 is lighter one.

    1. Mix Grey Sky and Warm White 1:2. (This is mix #1.) Basecoat both sides of the 2" square ceramic bisque ornament with this mix using in a slip-slap motion. (Save some of mix for later.) When dry, paint about ½” around the edge with Warm White.
    2. Trace and transfer the pansy pattern onto the ornament surface.
    3. Basecoat the petals of Pansy 1, Orchid; and Pansy 2, Lilac.
    4. Shade Pansy 1 with Plum and highlight with Lilac.
    5. Instruction #4
    6. Mix Orchid and Plum 1:1 and Lilac and Warm White 1:1. Shade Pansy 2 with Orchid/Plum mix and highlight with Lilac/Warm White mix.
    7. Highlight Pansy 1 with Pink Chiffon. Mix Pink Chiffon and Warm White 2:1 and use mix to highlight Pansy 2.
    8. Deepen shade on Pansy 1 with Plum and then with a 2:1 mix of Plum and Black Plum.
    9. Deepen shade on Pansy 2 with a 2:1 mix of Plum and Orchid and then with Plum.
    10. Highlight Pansy 1 again with Pink Chiffon and then with a 1:1 mix of Country Blue and Warm White.
    11. Highlight Pansy 2 again with a 2:1 mix of Pink Chiffon and Warm White.
    12. Add beard lines with a 1:1 mix of Soft Black and Black Plum, using a fine liner brush. The lines above the beard lines on the front petal are Yellow Light. The teardrop shape above the Yellow Light lines is Soft Black with an Alizarin Crimson comma stroke at top.
    13. The final step for the pansy is a Warm White line from the top of the large petal ½ way down each side of the petal.
    14. All leaves are based with 2:1 mix of Hauser Light Green and mix #1. (See step 1.)
    15. Highlight all leaves with 1:1 mix of Hauser Light Green and Warm White. (Place light values on both outside edges or on one side of vein line and one on opposite edge.)
    16. Shade the leaves with a side-load float of Hauser Medium Green. When dry, float again in darkest areas with Midnite Green.
    17. Highlight the leaves with Warm White in highlight area or add some Hauser Light Green to Warm White. Highlight areas of the leaves with a 1:1 mix of Midnite Green and Warm White. (This should look blue grey.)
    18. Add vein lines with Warm White. (Add Yellow Light if needed.)
    19. Add some Pink Chiffon to leaves and background if desired.
    20. Make a colored copy of painted pansy and cut copies to fit 2” square tag on both sides.
    21. Cover porcelain top with Americana Matte Decou-Page or Americana Gloss Decou-Page.
    22. Place the colored copy on top of Decou-Page, being careful not to wrinkle. With a brush and more Decou-Page, seal the “paper art”. Let dry.
    23. When dry, use a gold or silver leafing pen to go around and up the cover edge of the tag.
    24. Put cord through the hole in the tag, add a gold or silver bead, and tie cord into a double slip knot.


    Pansy Pattern