Welcome Daisies Wall Decor

Welcome Daisies Wall Decor

Posted by DecoArt on May 22nd 2014

A heart-shaped tin sign welcomes guests colorfully with Americana® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics.

SUPPLIES

    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • tracing paper
    • #2 round brush
    • stylus
    • palette knife
    • 3/8" lunar blender brush
    • 1" oval mop brush
    • 1/4" deerfoot stippler brush
    • #10 filbert brush
    • old toothbrush
    • 10" x 10" puffed tin heart
    • large flat/wash brush
    • white graphite paper
    • 10/0 angle shader brush

    INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Base the tin heart with a coat of Black Tie using a large wash/flat brush. Let dry and repeat.
    2. Transfer the pattern onto the tin heart with white graphite paper and a stylus.
    3. Use a palette knife to mix up Dimensional Effects with Canary (1:1). (Really press on palette knife to mix Dimensional Effects well with the paint until it is creamy like mayonnaise. Add more paint if needed to achieve this consistency.)
    4. Use a #10 filbert brush and Dimensional Effects/Canary mix on the flower petals, starting at the tip of the petal and pulling in towards center. (Make sure to pick up a lot of mix and lightly press on brush. Each petal will take three or four stokes to complete. Pull in long strokes so you get fewer brush marks although some brush marks will just add to the texture of the petal.)
    5. Use the palette knife to mix up Lipstick and Dimensional Effects for the red flower and then Lipstick, Canary, and Dimensional Effects for the orange flower, painting petals in the same fashion as step #4 above.
    6. Use a 1/4" deerfoot stippler brush to apply Snow-Tex to the flower centers. (They look much like a donut, adding more texture around edges and less in the center. Do not add any paint to Snow-Tex as it won’t hold its shape very well.)
    7. Let dry (or speed dry with hairdryer on low setting) and basecoat the flower centers Coffee Bean.
    8. For yellow flower: Shade the flower petals along the bottom and near the flower center with the 10/0 angle shader brush using Lipstick and Canary. (Shading is indicated by little dots on pattern. See photo for placement.)
    9. While shading float is still wet, mop lightly back and forth with the 1" oval mop brush to soften and get rid of any brush marks. Float again this time with Lipstick near the flower center.
    10. Use the 3/8" lunar blender brush to add highlights on the petal with Cotton Ball: Wet the 3/8" lunar blender brush and then tap off all excess water. Pick up Cotton Ball and then blend it back and forth on the palette to get rid of excess paint and evenly distribute it on the brush. Lightly brush on the highlight on the upper middle area of each petal.
    11. For red flower: Shade the flower with Lipstick and a touch of Black Tie. Mop to soften. Repeat with the same color to darken.
    12. Use the lunar blender brush to dry-brush highlights on the petals with Canary. (If color is too bright, just add a touch of Lipstick to Canary.)
    13. For orange flower: Shade each petal with Lipstick plus touches of Canary and Black Tie. Dry-brush highlights with the lunar blender brush and Canary.
    14. Stipple flower centers again with Coffee Bean. Add a touch of Black Tie to the Coffee Bean and stipple in some shadow in the middle of the flower centers and around the bottom of the outside edges.
    15. Wipe the brush clean. Pick up a little Lipstick and add a little close to the shaded areas. Pick up Canary and stipple this in the brightest areas very lightly.
    16. Paint lettering True Blue using a #2 round brush. Let dry. Highlight tops of the letters with the #2 round brush pulling Canary from the top about 1/2 of the way down. Repeat to brighten. Add a few little dashes of Canary around the flower petals as well.
    17. To finish, use an old toothbrush to spatter Lipstick and then Canary on the heart, wetting the toothbrush just slightly first: Pick up paint and then pull the bristles back with fingers. (Make sure to test spatters on the palette paper first before going onto piece so you don’t get any really large spatters.)

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