By Amanda Novaes
Craft paper or Cereal Box 6.5in x 9.5in (17cm x 24cm)
Paints: Decoart® Americana
Avocado - DAO52
Blue Chiffon - DA193
Charcoal Grey - DAO88
French Vanilla - DA184* (Moon Yellow DAO7 - Titanium White DAO1 - 1:1)
Light Buttermilk - DA164
Neutral Grey - DAO95
Olive Green - DAO56* (DA312 Irish Green - DA168 Golden Straw - DA164 Light Buttermilk - 2:2:1)
Orchid - DAO33* (DA276 Razzleberry - DA034 Lavender - DA031 Baby Pink - 2:1:2)
Provence Sky - DA401
Spiced Pumpkin - DA310
Soft Black – DA155
Wedgewood Blue - DAO38* (DA138 Primary Blue - DA357 Thicket - 1:1)
Americana acrylic sealer/finishers
Brushes: Dynasty Brush
3/8, 1/4 - Angle -Black Gold by (206A)
4, 2, 1 Round - Black Gold (206R)
10/0 liner - Black Gold (206L)
6 Shader - Black Gold (206S)
Manuscript Stamp (Recollections – 10184625 Michael’s)
Basecoat with Provence Sky.
Boat: The boat was built first just to prevent any mess with the stamp process. It will be easy to correct any mistake with no other details on your surface. Basecoat with French Vanilla. To stamp the boat mask off the area. Let’s stamp the bottom area first with the handwriting on the vertical position. Use the foam roller to apply a Neutral Grey layer on the stamp design. So stamp it. Let dry. Reposition the masking tape. Stamp the top area changing the lettering position (vertical).
Shade the overlapping shadow of each paper fold with Neutral Grey and then Charcoal Grey (including against the water line on the bottom line of the boat). Highlight With Light Buttermilk.
Water: Trace the horizon line. Mask off the boat area. With a dry sponge (on the hard side) let's add some horizontal effects with 2 colors and drying between each layer. Wedgewood Blue and Blue Chiffon. There is no right order. Feel free to create. Highlight the water that is touching the boat with Blue Chiffon an angle or flat brush can be used here.
Clouds: Dry brush the cloud's shape with Wedgewood Blue. Highlight the top area of each cloud with Blue Chiffon. Shade against the horizon line with Orchid. Repeat if desired.
Bug: Basecoat with Olive green. Shade each “ball” with Avocado. For the overlap shadows use Charcoal Grey. Highlight with Light Buttermilk. The Backpack is Spiced Pumpkin. Shade with Charcoal Grey. Outline all of the body shape and face details with Soft Black. On the glasses area add a glazing with Light Buttermilk. Use the same orange for the cheek.
Just Add a layer of Varnish Spray. Let dry. Glue it on your notebook cover. After drying a plastic cover can be used to protect your painting. (Clear plastic book cover sleeves - Clear Slip-on Book Covers)
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