Log Cabin Christmas
- Fredrix Medium Texture Artist Canvas In a Pad
- DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: Black Green, Burnt Sienna, Dark Chocolate, Driftwood, Evergreen, Golden Straw, Honey Brown, Light Avocado, Light Buttermilk
- DecoArt: White Acrylic Dimensional Writer, Glamour Dust, Duraclear Matte Varnish
- Gold elastic cording, 5” length
tracing paper, graphite, stylus, brush basin, palette paper, paper towels, scissors, clothespins
- Loew-Cornell Paintbrushes: Series 7550 Wash 1/2”, Series 7400 Angular Shader 1/2”, Series 7000 Round #2, Series 7050 Script 10/0, Series 247 Crescent 1/4”
- Micron Fine-Tip Black Pen
- Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
- 1. Unless specific brush is mentioned, use best-size brush for area painting.
- 1. Print out patterns. Transfer basic outlines onto smooth side of canvas. Basecoat cabin walls Honey Brown, base of cabin Dark Chocolate, and roof Evergreen.
- 2. Transfer remaining pattern details. Paint chinking between logs Driftwood, windows Golden Straw, and snow banks Light Buttermilk. Paint window and door trim Evergreen.
- 3. Shade logs Dark Chocolate keeping stronger color at bottom. Drybrush tops of logs Golden Straw using 1/4” crescent. Highlight logs Golden Straw keeping stronger color at top of logs. Shade roof Evergreen. Shade under each shingle with stronger color on top. (Note: Reverse shading for opposite side of roof.) Shade right side of windows Burnt Sienna, carrying color halfway across. Shade right side and top of door Dark Chocolate. Shade window and door trim Black Green.
- 4. Use photo as guide to add details with black pen.
- 5. Paint pine trees Dark Chocolate using 10/0 liner. Starting with Light Avocado, pull thin lines from center line. Repeat with Evergreen and Black Green, allowing each color to show, maintaining triangle tree shape.
- 6. Cut out house and roof. Fold and crease on all fold lines, including tabs. Apply small amount glue onto each tab and fold house together. Use clothespins to hold in place while drying. Let dry thoroughly.
- 7. Poke small hole in center of roof ridge. Fold gold cording in half; knot ends. Insert folded loop up through roof and pull through, keeping knotted end on underside of roof. Glue roof in place on cabin.
- 8. Apply varnish on all sides. Let dry. Use White acrylic writer to paint snow on peaks of roof; while still wet, sprinkle with glamour dust. Let dry.
by Vera Collier