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At a Glance:

Project #16429 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint Logo
  • One Stroke Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

Let's Paint with FolkArt ® One Stroke™ Kit - Birds and Blossoms - 90284

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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Titanium White, 2 oz. - 2938

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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Pure Black, 2 oz. - 2957

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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Pure Orange, 2 oz. - 2903

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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Bumblebee, 2 oz. - 99236

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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Classic Green, 2 oz. - 2917

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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Apple Red, 2 oz. - 2901

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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Burnt Umber, 2 oz. - 2909

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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Pueblo, 2 oz. - 2902E

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FolkArt ® Mediums - Floating Medium, 2 oz. - 868

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Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Wood Plank with Bark, 10-1/2" x 13" - 99455

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FolkArt ® One Stroke™ Accessories - Palette - 1001

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FolkArt ® One Stroke™ Accessories - Double Loading Carousel - 1220

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FolkArt ® One Stroke™ Brush Basin - 1200

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Other Supplies

  • Paper towels
  • One Stroke Brushes:
    3/4” Flat
    #12, #8, #2 Flat
    #2 Script Liner
     

instructions

  • Enjoy this learning process! Sit back, relax and take your time to practice every brushstroke. 
  • The Reusable Teaching Guides are provided for you to learn color placement, brush pressure, and brushstroke size while practicing directly over Donna’s brushstrokes. After practicing, wipe away the wet paint, then try again. Never allow the paint to dry on the Reusable Teaching GuideComfort and confidence will come with practice.
  • Dampen the brush with water, blot excess water onto a paper towel before loading the brush with paint. Watch each monthly how-to video carefully to learn how to properly load the paintbrush for each stroke. 
  • When strokes appear wider, apply more pressure to the surface. For narrow areas, less pressure is applied to the brush. 
  • Thoroughly clean each brush after use, never allow paint to dry in the bristles. When painting with FolkArt Mulit-Surface Paints, experiment with a variety of painting surfaces, such as: wood, tin, terra cotta, canvas, fabric, papier mache, even glass and ceramics!

resources

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Learn to Paint Flowers with Donna Dewberry, Pt. 1

Learn to how paint flowers with Donna Dewberry, creator of the One Stroke painting technique.

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Learn to Paint Flowers with Donna Dewberry, Pt. 2

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Related FAQs

Wet your brush and gently tap on a paper towel to remove excess water. Pick up paint by dipping one corner of the brush in one color.
Dip the opposite corner of the brush in another color. This will form triangles at each corner of the brush.
Stroke brush back and forth on a clean spot on your palette to blend the paint.
Flip brush over to the other side and push it away from you, blending on the same spot on the palette. Be sure to keep the colors in the same spot on the blending area of the palette.

Notice how a correctly loaded and blended brush should look. The paint fills the brush 3/4ths of the way up the brush, but does not get into the ferrule of the brush. When the brush is loaded correctly, your strokes should feel as though the bristles glide.

If the brush is coarse or splits, you do not have enough paint on the brush. Reload the brush as needed, but do not blend on the palette after each reload or your paint will start to become muddy in your brush, with the colors blending together.

Place tracing paper over the pattern you wish to transfer. Neatly trace the main design lines with a pencil.
Position traced pattern on project, then slip a piece of transfer paper under tracing paper. Retrace the design. Hint: When retracing design lines, you can use a different color pencil or pen for your second tracing so that you can see if you have traced all the lines.
Remove tracing paper and transfer paper to reveal the transferred design.
Load a flat brush with Thicket and Sunflower. Make guidelines in a "v" to help keep the top of your leaf even.
Begin at one guideline with the flat side of the brush. Have the green side of brush to the outside. Touch down with brush.
Push and wiggle the stroke.
Begin turning brush as you get to tip.
Turn and slide as you pull brush up to chisel edge.
Make both sides of the leaf in this same way.
To make a turned edge on the leaf: Begin making a leaf in the same way, as you get to the middle of leaf, pull brush up to chisel.
Twist brush 180 degrees and flip to other side.
Make another shell-shaped petal on the left side of the rose bud.
Continue adding the shell-shaped petals below the bud until you have painted four petals.
Clean up the bottom of the bud by restroking over the bottom stroke.
Paint a comma stroke on each side of the bud, ending on the chisel.
Make a comma stroke just under the bud for the last petal of the rose.
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