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Leafy Plants on Gothic Arch Plaque

Let’s bring a little bit of the outdoors inside! As we seek to make connections with nature, we have learned to enjoy plants of all kinds. This simple project created using FolkArt Matte Acrylics is not only fun to paint, but while creating, it will help you to make a connection with nature!

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint Logo
  • FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Logo

At a Glance:

Project #17078 Skill Level: Beginner
supplies

Plaid Supplies

Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Plaques - Gothic Arch, 5" x 7" - 63519

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt Home Decor Chalk - Milk Jug, 8 oz. - 34865

Number Needed: 1 $9.99
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Hunter Green, 2 oz. - 406

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Mossy Meadow, 2 oz. - 6456

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Bright Green, 2 oz. - 227

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Crocodile, 2 oz. - 4663

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

  • Brush Basin or container for water
  • Paper Towels
  • Tracing Paper
  • Black Fine Point Permanent Marker
  • Medium Grit Sandpaper
  • Gray Graphite
  • Stylus

instructions

  1. Using a 3/4” Flat brush loaded with FolkArt Home Décor Chalk Milk Jug, smoothly and evenly basecoat the wood panel surface.  Allow to dry.
  2. Once dry, lightly sand the surface to remove the raised woodgrain.
  3. Neatly and carefully trace the pattern that is provided onto tracing paper using a fine point black permanent marker.
  4. Transfer the leaf patterns onto the surface using gray graphite and a stylist.
 
Painting Instructions:  Paint the leaves in the order of the furthest to the back and then work towards the front layer of leaves.  Begin on the left side.
  1. Leaf No. 1 – (on the left) Using a No. 12 Flat brush loaded with Hunter Green, paint the leaf.  Allow to dry.  Next use a No. 1 Liner brush and paint the veins of the leaf Crocodile.
  2. Leaf No. 2 – Paint this leaf Crocodile using the No. 12 Flat brush.  Add a small amount of the background color, (Milk Jug) to the Crocodile to paint the veins using a No. 1 Liner brush.
  3. Leaf No. 3 – Paint this two-toned leaf, Mossy Meadow on the light side.  Paint the dark side of each leaf with a mix of a touch of Hunter Green with Mossy Meadow
  4. Leaf No. 4 – The dark side of this leaf is painted Crocodile and the light side is painted with Bright Green using a No. 12 Flat brush.  The veins ar painted with the same vein mix as used on Leaf No. 2 using a No. 1 Liner brush.
  5. Leaf No. 5 – The largest leaf on the right is painted Hunter Green using the No. 12 Flat brush.
Leaf Stems – All leaf stems are painted with Mossy Meadow and shaded with Hunter Green.

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Related FAQs

Cool colors are all the colors on the Green and Blue side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Green, Green, Blue/Green, Blue, Blue/Purple, Purple are all cool colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.
Transparent colors are thinned with medium or water to create a wash or a glaze of color that you can see through to the underlying surface.
Warm colors are all the colors on the yellow and red side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Orange, Orange, Red Orange, Red, Red/Purple, Purple are all warm colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.
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Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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