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FolkArt ® One Stroke™ Spring Floral French Flower Bucket

The perfect touch for your home -- created by you with the One Stroke technique.

At a Glance:

#3773 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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supplies

FolkArt ® One Stroke™ Worksheet Packs - Basic...

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FolkArt ® One Stroke™ Brushes - Brush Sets - Value Pack

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FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Wicker White, 2 oz.

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FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Burnt Sienna, 2 oz.

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FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Yellow Ochre, 2 oz.

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FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Fresh Foliage, 2 oz.

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FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Thicket, 2 oz.

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FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Violet Pansy, 2 oz.

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FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Magenta, 2 oz.

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FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Yellow Light, 2 oz.

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instructions

Other Supplies

15” tall metal french flower bucket, Brush Basin or container for water, Paper towels, Foam plate, Rubbing alcohol

Instructions


Surface Preparation:

  1. This project surface came prepared with a Sunflower color background. If tin needs to be prepared with a basecoat color, first wash and dry the tin.
  2. Dampen a paper towel with rubbing alcohol. Wipe over entire tin surface with moistened paper towel to remove dirt and/or grease film. This will improve the adhesive properties of the enamel paints.
  3. Paint Sunflower (or color of choice) using long smooth strokes onto surface with the 3/4” Flat Brush. Allow to dry and reapply color if needed.

Painting Instructions:

  1. Tulip – Refer to Flower Petals Worksheet (1011AWKSHT) to practice strokework before painting. Double load the No. 12 Flat Brush with Wicker White and Magenta. Blend on the palette to soften the color. Paint tulip petal strokes. Begin on the chisel edge of the brush, apply pressure, push up and slide down. Wiggle as you push to create detail in petals.
  2. Add Magenta detail strokes to each petal using the chisel edge of the brush. 
  3. Paint a second tulip; double load the No. 12 Flat Brush with Yellow Light and Yellow Ochre and paint second tulip same as the first. Accent petals with Magenta strokes using the chisel edge of the brush.
  4. Double load the No. 12 Flat Brush with Thicket and Fresh Foliage. Painting on the chisel edge of the brush, pull down stems from each of the tulip blossoms.
  5. Iris – Double load the No. 12 Flat Brush with Wicker White and Violet Pansy. Blend on the palette. Follow the iris petal strokes as shown on the worksheet; paint the iris petals creating wiggle on both sides of the stroke. This will create the back center petal of the iris.
  6. Add two side petals to the center iris. Begin on the chisel edge, apply pressure and wiggle stroking upwards, do not wiggle on the return stroke downwards.
  7. Paint two additional iris petals to the bottom. Refer to photo for placement.
  8. The beard or center of the flower is painted Yellow Light loaded on the No. 12 Flat Brush painting tiny straight, overlapping comma strokes.
  9. Double load the No. 12 Flat Brush with Thicket and Fresh Foliage. Using the chisel edge of the brush, pull down stems from each iris.
  10. Daisy – Refer to Flower Petals Worksheet (1011AWKSHT). Double load the No. 12 Flat Brush with Yellow Light and Yellow Ochre. Blend on the palette. Add a touch of either Magenta or Burnt Sienna on Yellow Ochre side of the brush. Begin painting each daisy petal stroke slightly curving toward the flower center.
  11. Load the No. 2 Script Liner Brush with Yellow Light. Paint the daisy center. Shade the lower center with Thicket and add a touch of Burnt Sienna to the center. Paint full daisies as well as partial or side view daisies.
  12. Double load the No. 12 Flat Brush with Thicket and Fresh Foliage. Using the chisel edge of the brush, pull down stems from each daisy.
  13. Leaves – Refer to Leaf Strokes Worksheet (1011BWKSHT) Double load the No. 12 Flat Brush with Thicket and Fresh Foliage. Using the chisel edge of the brush, touch, apply pressure and paint elongated basic One Stroke leaves as filler to your design.
  14. Butterfly – Refer to the Flower Petals Worksheet 1011AWKSHT. Double load the No. 12 Flat Brush with Yellow Light and Yellow Ochre. Blend on the palette to soften the color and add a touch of Wicker White to the Yellow Light side of the double loaded brush. Paint a wiggle petal stroke as the back large wing keeping Wicker White to the top.
  15. Paint a second wiggle stroke wing to the front of the first wing. Accent this wing with strokes of Magenta using the chisel edge of the brush.
  16. Paint two small comma strokes on the chisel edge of the brush as lower wings.
  17. Load the No. 2 Script Liner Brush with Thicket. Paint the butterfly body and antennae.

Finishing Touches –

  1. Don’t forget to sign your name in the color desired with thinned paint using the No. 2 Script Liner Brush. Enjoy!
  2. To cure paint, follow either the Bake Method or the Air Dry Method: Bake Method of Curing FolkArt Enamels: Allow your piece to dry for one hour to be sure all layers of paint have dried. Place the piece in a cool oven. Set the oven temperature to 350ºF and bake project for 30 minutes. Glass must heat gradually with the oven to avoid breakage. Do not place glass in a hot oven. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off. Let glass cool completely in oven. Do not use for 72 hours. Air Dry Method for Curing FolkArt Enamels: Air dry the project for 21 days before using.

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