Monday, September 7, 2015

Thyme for a HARVEST SCARECROW


I don't know where 
the 
SUMMER
went!

It 
is
SEPTEMBER 
already!

Step inside my 
STUDIO


I have even started to paint 
for
FALL!

Today I want to show you a project 
called
HARVEST SCARECROW


The design 
is 
by
who
 is often referred to 
as

The Queen of Detail!

Kim did not disappoint with this pattern packet.....look at ALL those pages!!!

My Pallette



Antique White, Autumn Red, Avocado, Avocado Dip, Black Green, Camel, Expresso, Lamp Black, Saffron Yellow, Sand, Soft Black, Spiced Pumpkin, Traditional Burnt Sienna, Traditional Raw Sienna

Let's Paint!



I used a roller brush to apply the basecoat 
to the 
masonite surface.
This gives 
an 
eggshell texture.
It makes base coating so much easier! 
Wonderful
tip 
Kim!



Kim 
uses so many tricks in her patterns
 to 
create texture and interest.
The
is
 one of them !



Distressing 
eliminates having to add a lot
 of 
shading, highlights 
and 
detail.


As I worked
 on the
  pants and jacket 
I could not believe
 how much they looked
 like 
WOOL



Another wonderful technique that Kim uses 
is 
which is done with 
a
dry brush


The texture of the jacket 
was 
achieved 
by
 scumbling



Adding the blanket stitch to jacket



Painting the buttons
 and
 vines in the pocket



Starting work 
on the 
hat , face and hair



The lines in the hat 
were done 
with 
sanding sticks


Painting
 the 
band on the hat


I painted 
the
  bird.
The star on hat 
is a 
rusty tin star
embellishment!

Now I'm working on painting
 the 
hair






Hair 
is
done!

Don't you just LOVE his sweet face?


I used
Deco Art One Step Crackle
to
age the fence piece

The small pumpkin
was a
 rusty tin embellisment
 that I painted




Painting 
the 
pumpkin 
and 
sunflower pole



I bought 
the 
embellishment kit
that goes to this project

Here I am working on
 the
harvest sign
and
sunflower petals






The sunflower petals are cut from wool




After assembling 
the 
sunflower
I attached it to my surface



The bow around the scarecrows neck
 is 
several strands of burlap that you paint
then 
glue on



The 
center
of the 
sunflower is wool
I painted with some accent lines


The patch
on
 the pants
 is 
cut from 
burlap and painted

A pin is then attached!




Fence
 and 
harvest sign




I used
to 
adhere the burlap 
to the 
background masonite panel



I then trimmed the excess edges


I sanded the shadow box frame lightly
 before 
coating it 
with

I use a spong brush to apply this



I used a sponge roller to apply 2 good coats of 
paint to the frame
with
Avocado


I used painters tape 
to tape off 
the 
inner edge
of 
the frame
I painted 
that
Lamp Black



I used 
my 
Lowell Cornell Fine Line Writing Pen
to 
paint the
  blanket stitch 
on 
the 
frame

I added some moss behind the fence


This was a fun project to paint!

provided 
me with the paints
 and
 products 
to complete this project
 as part of 
their
Blogger Outreach Program


and
Helping Artist Program


You can view my 
DecoArt Profile 

I hope that you have enjoyed watching me paint

HARVEST SCARECROW



HAPPY PAINTING!

Lynn






5 comments:

  1. Buongiorno Lynn,
    Bellissimo, meraviglioso , stupendo capolavoro!!!
    Un cordiale saluto da Carmen...Milano...Italia

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  2. Lynn,
    I love how you list each detail. It was fun to see it come to life. Beautiful job!

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Lynn Barbadora @ Painting Thyme Needfuls

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