Today I wanted to show you a new project
Antique Teal, Berry red, Black Green, Black Plum, Bright Green, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Buttermilk, Cocoa, Forest Green, Graphite, Heritage Brick, Holly Green, Honey Brown, Lamp Black Leaf Green, Light Buttermilk, Milk Chocolate, Mink Tan, Neutral Grey, Olive Green, SlateGrey, Soft Black, Spicy Mustard, Tangerine, Titanium White
Hot Shots Fiery Red
Like many painters I am always in search
asked if I would like to paint one of her patterns,
showing the steps with pictures as I painted
I was more than happy to say YES!
Amy has some wonderful patterns!
You can find them
I had this old griddle in my "stash"
I knew when I saw Amy's Pantry Sweets design
it would be the griddle would be the perfect surface
* Remember you don't have to use the "suggested surface" in a packet,
think outside the box and find your own unique surface!
I prepped my surface by first cleaning it well.
I used a sponge brush
loaded the flat side heavily
Carbon chalky paint
I began in the center
worked my way out to the edges
I repeatedly pressed the brush firmly down on the surface
lifted straight up
to paint on
I have traced the main elements of the design on
white graphite paper
I dry brushed on a variety of the green values for the background
I am now
the gingers and adding
I dry brushed the high lights on using
Scharff Touch It brush
Everyone has their own favorite brand of brushes they use and that is ok!
Just remember to buy the best quality brush you can for the best results!
Now to base coat the candy canes!
Adding the clove details
I am now working on the candy cane stripes
I am now adding some highlights to the candy canes
I have now painted the gum drops
have begun to work on the kettle
It was because of the
in this design
that I chose to use this
I thought that they complimented each other well!
I have painted
I am now painting
string and tag
The lines for the string are penciled in around the gingers
I am done painting
string and tag
I have base coated the face
I am working on the details
face of the scale
I have now added
numbers to the scale face
I have also added the shading and highlighting
of the scale
I have now painted in the branches for the greenery
You can see my You Tube video here on painting evergreens below.
*** Click on lower right hand corner of video to enlarge to FULL SCREEN ***
think of it as painting layers of values
darkest to the lightest
Now to add some berries!
I am now adding
berries and highlights
to complete the design
I let my piece dry completely before applying several coats
Americana Dura Clear Matte Varnish
DecoArt provided me with the paints to complete this project
as part of their Helping Artist and Blogger Out Reach Programs
for all your support
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I hope you have enjoyed watching me paint
Happy Painting !