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Rest In Peace Tombstone Wood Cut Out

By: Chris Myer Williams

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint Logo
  • FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint Logo

At a Glance:

Project #17244 Skill Level: Beginner
supplies

Plaid Supplies

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

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Wicker White, 2 oz. - 2894

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Licorice, 2 oz. - 2934

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® One Stroke™ Brushes - Brush Sets - Value Pack - 1059

Number Needed: 1 $15.99
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Stencil Decor ® Brushes - Stencil Brush, 5/8" - 34058

Number Needed: 1 $3.99
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Other Supplies

  • Brush Basin or container for water 
  • Waxed paper palette
  • Paper towels
  • Gray graphite
  • Stylus

instructions

  1. Stone Background – Basecoat entire wood cut out with Classic French Gray, allow to dry.  Using a stencil brush, begin tapping a light amount of paint  over the basecoat using brush mixes of gray.  Mix Classic French Gray and Wicker White to achieve lighter values and mix Classic French Gray with Licorice to achieve darker gray colors.
  2. Etched design – Paint the angel and garland leaves with a light gray mix of Classic French Gray and Wicker White.  Shade the angel face and wings with a medium gray mix. Using a liner brush loaded with the medium gray mix, add a stem and vein in the leaf garland.
  3. RIP / Ima Goner – Paint each letter with a medium gray mix.  Shade the left and bottom of each letter with Licorice.
  4. Dates – Using a liner brush loaded with the medium gray mix, paint each number and the center heart.
  5. Trim – Using a pencil, mark a line ¼” inside the edge of the wood cut out.  Paint a Licorice line over your pencil line using your liner brush.  Add a lighter gray value line to the outside edge of the Licorice line.  If desired, paint a crack in the tombstone using the medium value gray mix.

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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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