Paint

Painted Easter Plate

By  Linda Hollander 

size: 12"x12"

  • Painted Easter Plate
  • Pattern

Materials

  • Shallow wooden bowl, 12” diameter

Tools

  • Loew-Cornell La Corneille Golden Taklon Paintbrushes: Series 7550 Glaze/Wash 1”; Series 7350 Liner 10/0; Series 7300 Shader #2, 4, 6; Series 7400C Angular Shader 5/8"; Series 7500 Filbert #6, 10
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: Bahama Blue, Butter, Marigold, Petal Pink, Taffy Cream, Snow (Titanium) White, Turquoise Blue, Wisteria; Multi-Purpose Sealer; Matte Acrylic Sealer/Finisher

Basic Supplies

  • stylus, sandpaper, tracing paper, graphite paper

Pattern - Painted Easter Plate

  • 1. Print out full-size pattern. Make tracing of pattern to use when transferring details in later steps. Apply multi-purpose sealer to bowl using wash. When dry, sand lightly. Basecoat inside and outside of bowl with (4:1) mixture of Snow White + Wisteria. When dry, sand lightly.
  • 2. Lightly transfer gross outlines of eggs. Under-paint each egg Snow White until fairly opaque using #10 filbert.
  • 3. (Note: Basecoat all eggs using #10 filbert; highlight eggs using angular shader. Use water to thin paint when sheer paint is required.) Basecoat blue eggs mixture of Snow White + touch of Turquoise Blue; shade Turquoise Blue and highlight Snow White. For plaid egg, paint wide vertical stripes sheer Snow White using #2 shader; when dry, repeat in opposite direction. Add horizontal pinstripes sheer Petal Pink and vertical pinstripes Taffy Cream using liner. For checked egg, paint checks Snow White using #4 shader. Add sheer Petal Pink and sheer Taffy Cream pinstripes using liner. Paint dip-dots between pinstripes Snow White using stylus.
  • 4. Basecoat green eggs mixture of Snow White + touch of Bahama Blue; shade Bahama Blue and highlight Snow White. Paint checks Snow White using #4 shader. Add sheer Petal Pink and sheer Taffy Cream pinstripes using liner. Paint dip-dots between pinstripes Snow White using paintbrush end.
  • 5. Basecoat yellow eggs (2:1) mixture of Butter + Taffy Cream; shade Marigold and highlight Snow White. For plaid egg, paint wide vertical stripes Snow White using #2 shader; when dry, repeat in opposite direction. Add horizontal pinstripes sheer Petal Pink and vertical pinstripes sheer Wisteria using liner. For flowered eggs, paint stripes (2:1) mixture of Snow White + Bahama Blue using #2 shader; drybrush highlights Snow White. Add dip-dot flowers between stripes Snow White for centers and Wisteria for petals using paintbrush end. Add sheer Snow White vertical pinstripes at either end using liner.
  • 6. Basecoat pink eggs (1:3) mixture of Petal Pink + Snow White; shade Petal Pink and highlight Snow White. For plaid egg, paint wide vertical stripes Snow White using #2 shader; when dry, repeat in opposite direction. Add horizontal pinstripes Taffy Cream and vertical pinstripes sheer Turquoise Blue using liner. For flowered egg, paint stripes (2:1) mixture of Snow White + Turquoise Blue using #2 shader; drybrush highlights Snow White. Add dip-dot flowers between stripes Snow White centers and Taffy Cream petals using paintbrush end. Add sheer Snow White vertical pinstripes at either end using liner.
  • 7. Lightly transfer ribbon bow patterns using photo as guide. Stroke ribbons sheer Snow White using #4 shader. Dip dot edge of ribbons Snow White using stylus.
  • 8. Drybrush reflected highlights on all eggs Snow White using #6 filbert. Begin in center of highlight, feathering paint outward toward each egg end. Repeat as needed until center of highlight is sufficiently strong.
  • 9. Add striped detail to bowl rim Snow White using #6 shader. Spray with several light coats of acrylic sealer. Let dry completely. (Note: Bowl is not intended for direct contact with food.)