By Création Isa - Isabelle Desroches
Wood painting palette or any other wood surface
Fine sandpaper for the wooded part of the chair
Graphite paper Black and White to transfer the design
Sanding paper no. 80 and no. 400
Iron and cotton sheet to fix colors at the end
DecoArt Americana Acrylics
DA 056 Uniform Blue
DA 164 Light buttermilk
DA 106 Light Avocado
DA 082 Evergreen
DA 070 Shimmering Silver
DA 159 Cherry Red
DA Burnt Sienna
DA Williamsburg Blue
DA 067 Lamp (Ebony) Black
DA 240 Cool White
DA 194 Marigold
Clear Glaze medium
Light Satin Varnish Decoart
Flat brush 1/4, 1/2, 3/8, and 3/4”
Angular brush 1/4 and 3/8
Round no. 5
Filbert no. 4 and no. 6
Deer foot 3/8 Dynasty brush
Lunar Blender 1/4 and 3/8 Princeton
Instructions for the painting palette
Apply a mix of Burnt Sienna and Clear Glaze medium (1:3) using a flat 1/2” paintbrush to cover the surface of the painting palette. Let dry.
Apply a mix of Light buttermilk and Clear Glaze medium (1:2) using a flat 1/2” paintbrush to cover the surface of the painting palette. Let dry.
Double charge a flat paintbrush 1/2” with Uniform Blue and Light Buttermilk both mixed with Clear Glaze medium (1:2). Let dry.
When satisfied with the result, sand some parts of the painting palette with a sanding paper no. 80 to get a vintage look for your palette. Dust with a clean rag.
When you are ready, transfer the main lines of the pattern on tracing paper with your pencil and then using black graphite paper and a medium ball stylus report on your painting palette. Don't press too hard so you don’t engrave the wood.(Line drawing located below.)
Black Angular brush
Handle: Lamp (Ebony) black two coats with a filbert no. 6
Ferrule: Shimmering silver two coats with a flat 1/4 and a Round no.5
Bristles: Burnt Sienna two coats with a flat 1/4
Blue Round brush
Handle: Uniform Blue two coats with a flat 1/4
Ferrule: Shimmering silver two coats with a flat 1/4 and a Round no. 5
Bristles: Burnt Sienna two coats with a filbert no.6
Wings: Light Buttermilk One coat with a filbert no. 4
Head, antennas, sting, and stripes: Lamp (Ebony) Black
Body: Marigold two coats with a filbert no. 4
Shell: Cherry Red two coats with a filbert no. 4
Legs, feet, antennas, and top of the head: Lamp (Ebony) Black with a Liner 10/0
Head: Light Buttermilk two coats with a Round no. 5
Before painting the daisies
Using a sea sponge previously rehydrated, dab into Evergreen and take off excess paint on a palette paper. Then sponge all the sections where the daisies will be painted to create an airy green section. Repeat until satisfied but keep it light to get a nice effect.
Daisies center parts: Marigold two coats with a filbert no. 4
Petals: Cool White with a filbert no. 6 in a one-stroke movement.
Leaves: double charge a Filbert no. 6 with Light Avocado and Evergreen and paint each leaves in a one-stroke movement.
Tendrils and leaf stems: Evergreen with a Liner 10/0. Add some water to your paint to get nice and thin lines.
Highlighting and shading
Angular brush and blue round brush
Shade the bristles and ferrule using an angular 1/2 with Lamp (Ebony) Black.
Blue round brush
Shade the handle using an angular 1/2 with Lamp (Ebony) Black.
Highlight the bristles, ferrule, and handle for both brushes using an angular 1/2 with Light Buttermilk.
Glaze each petal with a mix of Uniform Blue and Clear Glaze medium using a Filbert no. 6. Let some White show on the edge of the petals.
Using a Liner 10/0, paint some thin lines on each petal.
Shade the centers with Burnt Sienna using an angular 1/4 and highlight the top of each center with Light Buttermilk using the same brush.
Trace the ladybug eyes and smile using a black graphite paper and a stylus ball and then paint it Lamp (Ebony) Black using a Liner 10/0.
Using a Liner 10/0 and Cool White, thin the paint with water and paint some highlights on the bristles, handles, and ferrules of the paintbrushes. Add some highlights to the ladybug too.
Paint a highlight on the bee's head with Cool White using a Liner 10/0.
You are now ready to sign and varnish!
Make sure the paint is dry and apply two to three coats of your favorite Varnish. Let dry between each coat and for better results, sans lightly with a no. 400 sanding paper. Don't Forget to dust before applying the second coat of Varnish.
I hope you have enjoyed this project and wish you a great summertime!
All photos and designs ©2020-21 Création Isa - Isabelle Desroches
Adjust line drawing to your surface.