FolkArt ® One Stroke™ Brushes - Brush Sets – Basic, Wood Birdhouse, Rough and Fine sandpaper
- Basecoat birdhouse Burnt Umber. Let dry.
- Apply a second basecoat of Wicker White. Let dry.
- Dry brush with Light Blue refer to photo. Let dry.
- Using rough sand paper distress edges of birdhouse.
- Use the fine sandpaper to distress the overall surface.
- Transfer pattern if desired.
- Follow general instructions for painting a rose, using Baby Pink, Baby Pink, Seashell Pink, Pink Balloon. You may also refer to (1011BWKSHT).
- Paint basic One Stroke leaves around the roses and rosebuds. . Refer to Leaf Strokes Worksheet (1011BWKSHT),using Italian Sage, Sky Blue and Basil Green to paint leaves. Begin on the chisel edge of the brush, touch apply pressure, pull and lift back to a chisel edge at the tip of the leaf.
- Double load # 2 script liner brush and embellish design with small scrolls where desired
General Rose Instructions:
Get the Pattern
- Double or triple load your brush. Make one shell-shaped petal of the rose at a time. Start with the lighter colors to the outside.
- Wiggle and pull the brush as you pivot the brush into a curve. You will have a slightly scalloped outer edge.
- End the stroke on the chisel edge to complete the first petal.
- Make some guideline dots in a circle to help you determine the positioning of the five outer petals. Overlap each petal onto the previous one.
- Paint the five shell-shaped petals to complete the outer skirt of the rose.
- Next, paint a rose bud in the center of these outer petals. Make the top part of the bud, overlapping it onto outer petal #1.
- Next, paint the bottom stroke of the rose bud.
- To begin painting the inner row of petals, touch the brush at the right of the rose bud. Make another shell-shaped petal here.