Can you believe that it will be 4th of July this weekend?
I wanted to paint something Red, White & Blue.
Today I am going to show you a project
Sailor Boy Banner
Lets step inside the STUDIO and get started!
Deep Midnight Blue, Uniform Blue, Heritage Brick. Antique Maroon, Khaki Tan, Warm Beige, Tomato Red, Antique White, Buttermilk, Light Buttermilk, Bleached Sand, Antique Gold, Blue Harbor, Dusty Rose, Terra Coral, Lamp Black, Milk Chocolate, Burnt Umber
I began by first lightly sanding my piece then removing the dust.
I then used a 2" sponge brush to apply a textured coat of Deep Midnight Blue
I then transferred the main elements of the design to the surface.
I base coated the hat with Antique White.
I used my
to dry brush both the
I highlighted heavily to separate
the brim from the crown,
along the face and back edge
I used Bleach Sand to dry brush the highlights in.
I also like to use Ultra Rounds for shading and highlighting.
You can achieve the depth of color you want by applying several washes .
Let each wash dry completely before apply the next so you won't lift the paint!
I keep a small dryer on my table to quicken drying times.
Working on the face and hair.
I have painted the necktie with Heritage Brick.
I shaded with Antique Maroon and highlighted with Tomato Red.
I am now working on the collar.
I have painted the cuffs, shirt and added the stripes and star to collar.
Varnish to finish my piece.
The "Kit" to this project came with a burlap flag banner.
However I decided to make a few changes to the project to personalize it.
I began by first cutting a strip of fabric from some heavy muslin.
I then soaked the fabric my
to age it.
*** You can find my grunge mix recipe at the top of the page under the RECIPE tab.***
I usually soak several pieces of fabric when I do this so I have it on hand for other projects.
I then dry my "grungy fabric" on a cookie sheet in a 200 degree oven.
I printed out the words OLD GLORY on my computer using
Avery Fabric Transfer Paper.
Follow directions on the package for ironing on your fabric.
Close up of my grungy banner!
I decided to attach the burlap flag banner
to an old flag pole that I had
instead of the dowel that it came on.
Are you ready to see it?
I attached everything to a grapevine wreath.
Rosemary Reynolds and DecoArt
provided me with the paints to complete this project
as part of their
Helping Artist and Blogger Outreach Programs.
Thank you DecoArt!
I hope you have enjoyed watching me paint
Sailor Boy Banner!