Nautical Domino Set


sizes: box, 15-1/2"x5"x3"; dominos, 2"x3-3/4"x1/2"

Materials

  • Cabin Crafters Rectangle Box with Dominos (38-731)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint: Antique Rose, Arbor Green, Black Plum, Blue Violet, Bright Green, Burnt Orange, Camel, Cool Neutral, Country Blue, Festive Green, Graphite, Hauser Dark Green, Honey Brown, Marigold, Neutral Grey, Red Violet, Sable Brown, Silver Sage Green, Snow White, Soft Lilac, Terra Coral, True Red, Uniform Blue, Warm White

Basic Supplies

spattering tool, clear graph ruler

Tools

  • Royal & Langnickel Brushes: Series 1400 SG White Blending Mop 1/2”; Series 3060 Oval Wash Combo #1; Majestic Series 4150 Square Shader #0, 2, 4, 6, 8; Series 4160 Angular 5/8”; Series 4170 Filbert #6; Series 4585 Liners #20/0, 0; Series 4700 Glaze/Wash 3/4”; Debby’s Texture Brush Series 1360: small, medium
  • DecoArt: DuraClear Matte Varnish, Staining Medium, Weathered Wood, Wood Sealer

Directions

  • Prepare Surface
  • 1. Wood seal top surface and outside walls of box and domino pieces using glaze/wash. Lightly sand entire box and dominos; wipe with cloth.
  • 2. Follow manufacturer’s instructions on staining medium to mix with Silver Sage Green. Stain inside and underside of lid and box using glaze/wash. Let dry.
  • 3. Basecoat four outside walls of box, side edges, and one side of each domino Silver Sage Green using glaze/wash brush to achieve opaque coverage. Basecoat remaining side and edges of each domino Arbor Green using glaze/wash.
  • 4. Print out patterns.
  • Box
  • 1. Transfer sky/horizon line on surface. (Note: Use ruler to aid in transfer of straight lines by dragging stylus along ruler edge.) Basecoat sky area (2:1) mixture Snow White + Uniform Blue using glaze/wash to achieve opaque coverage. Corner load angle with Uniform Blue; float shade across top edge of sky, leaving sky area along horizon lighter. Mop to soften. Corner load angle with thinned Terra Coral; float tint along horizon. Mop to soften.
  • 2. Basecoat water and land area Cool Neutral using glaze/wash to achieve opaque coverage. To achieve sand effect, cover sky area with piece of tracing paper; load spattering tool with thinned Sable Brown and spatter over water and land area. Repeat process with Snow White. Wash over water and land with Sable Brown. When dry, wash over with (1:1) mixture Snow White + Uniform Blue, stopping and blending halfway down water and land area. Mop to soften. Refer to photo for placement. For water over few areas on land, lightly float with (1:1) Snow White + Uniform Blue mixture; mop to soften. Refer to photo for placement.
  • 3. Transfer line drawing for left background land area. Basecoat land area Cool Neutral using #8 shader. When dry, wash over land area Sable Brown. When dry, corner load angle with Arbor Green; randomly chisel float over area. (Note: To chisel float, corner load angle, blend off on palette, and lay bristles of brush flat on surface with chisel edge up. Push paint on bristles from front left to right in scratching motion allowing bristles to pull broken line that is slightly floated.) Corner load angle Uniform Blue; float shading along horizon/water line and under left land area. Mop to soften.
  • 4. Transfer remaining line drawing on surface. Basecoat right background island one coat Country Blue using #6 shader. Pull lighthouse tower and lens room Warm White using #0 shader. Pull line for walkway base and roof Graphite using #0 shader.
  • 5. With pencil and ruler, transfer center line for each pine tree. (Note: Work only on two pines at one time.) Slightly dampen surface area with clean water. (Note: This will help paint bleed giving pine boughs softer look.) Load #6 filbert with Hauser Dark Green across chisel edge. Up on chisel edge, vertically pull top of pine. Tap horizontally from left to right for pine boughs, slowly and slightly widening while working towards base of pine. Allow some background color to show through. Repeat process for remaining pines. When dry, repeat steps randomly over boughs to deepen. Load #6 filbert with Arbor Green across chisel edge. Randomly tap pine boughs to highlight.
  • 6. (Note: Use appropriate-size brushes: shaders to basecoat structures, liners to pull wall lines, shaders to wash over shade side walls, corner load angle to float shade on opposite wall. Refer to pattern for numbering.) Basecoat structure #1 Warm White; pull wall lines, wash over left wall, and float across top right wall Neutral Grey. Basecoat structure #2 Soft Lilac; pull wall lines, wash over left wall, and float across top right wall Country Blue. Basecoat structure #3 Camel; pull wall lines, wash over left wall, and float across top right wall Honey Brown. Basecoat structure #4 Terra Coral; pull wall lines, wash over left wall, and float across top right wall Antique Rose. Basecoat structure #5 Cool Neutral; pull wall lines, wash over left wall, and float across top right wall Uniform Blue.
  • 7. Basecoat structure wall and bottom section of lighthouse Warm White. Basecoat top section of lighthouse True Red and lens Camel. Pull wall lines, wash over right walls, and float across top of left walls Neutral Grey. Float shading on lighthouse as follows: down right side of white section Neutral Grey; down right side of red section and across bottom of lens Black Plum; highlighting down left side of red section Terra Coral; highlighting down left side of white section Snow White.
  • 8. With appropriate-size shaders, basecoat all roofs Graphite. When dry, corner load angle with Neutral Grey; float highlight across top edge of each roof. With 20/0 liner and Graphite, pull side roof lines; pull roof trim lines Warm White. Dot top of lighthouse roof Graphite. With 20/0 liner and Graphite, pull line from dot and lens room panes. Double load 20/0 liner with Graphite and Neutral Grey; pull walkway rails.
  • 9. With appropriate-size shaders, pull windows and doors Graphite. With 20/0 liner and Warm White, pull window panes.
  • 10. Load one side of #6 shader with Neutral Grey and other side with Sable Brown; lightly brush blend on palette and pull each beach post. Double load #0 shader with Neutral Grey and Sable Brown; pull wiring on posts. With 20/0 liner and Graphite, pull gulls in sky.
  • 11. Pull sails on sailboats Warm White using #0 shader. With #0 liner and Uniform Blue, pull masts and boat bases. Corner load angle with Uniform Blue; randomly float shading under each sailboat.
  • 12. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to apply weathered wood medium on four outside walls of box. Use Arbor Green as top coat; let dry. Basecoat four outside edges on lid Arbor Green using #8 shader.
  • box
  • 1. Dance ground foliage under background structures, lighthouse, and structures Arbor Green using texture brush. (Note: To dance, dampen texture brush bristles with water to separate. Tap bristles into paint on palette; hold brush perpendicular to palette, pounce it up and down, keeping paint sparse on brush. Tap lightly on surface and dance with brush up and down, rolling brush in different directions in between fingers when up in air. Allow some drying time between dances so paint sets up.) Repeat process, dancing Silver Sage Green on ground foliage to highlight.
  • Dominos
  • 1. Transfer lighthouse, sailboat, shell, and fishing lure designs onto seven domino pieces each.
  • 2. For lighthouse dominos, refer to lighthouse painting instructions under box.
  • 3. For sailboat dominos, basecoat sails and flag Warm White and boat base Uniform Blue using appropriate-size brushes. Corner load angle Uniform Blue; float shading down inside edges of sails and flag. Lightly float tint of thinned Marigold on outside edges of sails and flag. With #0 liner and Uniform Blue, pull mast and sail lines.
  • 4. For shell dominos, basecoat as follows: scallop Terra Coral; starfish Camel; sand dollar Soft Lilac. For scallop, corner load angle with Antique Rose; float shading along outside edges. With 20/0 liner and Antique Rose, pull the detail line work. For starfish, corner load angle Honey Brown; float shading along outside edges and ‘c’ stroke detail. For sand dollar, corner load angle Country Blue; float shading along outside edges. Pull ovals Warm White using #0 shader. With 20/0 liner and Country Blue, pull detail line work. Pull white detail Warm White.
  • 5. or fishing lure dominos, basecoat as follows: large fishing lure body Marigold; white section on small lure body Warm White; red section on small lure body True Red. On large lure, corner load angle Bright Green; float wide shade across top edge. Corner load with Festive Green; re-float to deepen. Corner load Burnt Orange; float across bottom edge. With #0 liner and Neutral Grey, pull feather clip. Pull strokes with Graphite using 20/0 liner. Using #0 liner, pull back feathery strokes with Blue Violet, Red Violet, Burnt Orange, Marigold, Bright Green, Festive Green. Dot eye Burnt Orange; dot center Graphite. With 20/0 liner and Snow White, pull highlight across top of lure. For small lure, corner load angle with Neutral Grey; float shading across bottom of white section. Corner load with Black Plum; float shade across bottom of red section. Corner load with Marigold; float highlight across top of red section. With #0 liner and Neutral Grey, pull front and back hooks. Dot front hook Neutral Grey. Pull shade strokes on each Graphite using 20/0 liner. Using #0 liner, pull back feathery strokes Red Violet, Burnt Orange, Marigold. Use #0 liner and Graphite, pull stroke dividing white and red section. With 20/0 liner and Snow White, pull highlight across top of lure.
  • 6. On Arbor Green side of dominos, pull center line Warm White using #0 liner. Add domino dots using eraser end of new pencil and Warm White.
  • Finishing
  • 1. Apply matte varnish on all pieces and box using oval wash combo. Let dry.

by Debbie Forshey-Choma

Pattern - Nautical Domino Set

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