Funky Fun Valentine Gifts

Materials

  • DecoArt Americana Acrylics: Bright Orange, Bubblegum Pink, Cadmium Orange, Citron Green, Festive Green, Indian Turqouise, Primary Yellow, Razzle Berry, Royal Fuchsia, Warm White
  • Brushes: Royal & Langnickel: Aqualon: Shader, Series R2150, #2, #4, #6; Glaze Wash, Series R2700, 1"; Majestic: Angular, Series R4160, 1/4"; Short Liner, Series R4595, #0
  • Clay pots (3-3/4" w x 3-1/4" t; 4-1/2" w x 4" t)
  • Optional: Paper mache pots (3"x3") available through (www.factorydirectcraft.com)
  • DecoArt DuraClear Varnish, Matte
  • Optional: green and white or iridescent glitter

Directions

Preparation

  • 1. Undercoat both pots entirely with Warm White. For white "Love You" pot, base outside Warm White again for opaque coverage and inside Razzle Berry. For green "Happy Valentine's Day" pot, overcoat outside of pot Citron Green for opaque coverage and inside Festive Green.
  • 2. Print out patterns; transfer basic pattern lines. (Note: For ease in transferring patterns, cut short diagonal slits along top and bottom edges of paper, allowing paper to "fan" out which allows paper to wrap around curved surface. Always start by tracing center of design onto surface first then work out.)

Green "Happy Valentine's Day" Pot

  • 1. Base leaves one coat Festive Green then use liner to add center vein lines.
  • 2. For flower "A", base outer ring Royal Fuchsia; shade Razzle Berry along outer edge. Paint middle ring Bright Orange and center Primary Yellow. Use paintbrush handle and Bright Orange to add outer flower dots. Line stems and outline outer ring Razzle Berry. Shade Cadmium Orange along bottom of dots.
  • 3. For flower "B", base outer ring Bright Orange and paint middle ring Primary Yellow. Use Razzle Berry to dot flower center and outer flower dots; line stems Royal Fuchsia. Shade Cadmium Orange along bottom edge of outer ring.
  • 4. Use Royal Fuchsia to base entire heart and decorative strokes above heart. Overcoat heart center Bubblegum Pink.
  • 5. For flower "C", paint outer ring Primary Yellow. Base middle ring Royal Fuchsia; shade Razzle Berry along outer edges. Use Bright Orange to base flower center and outer flower dots; line stems Royal Fuchsia. Use Cadmium Orange to shade along bottom of flower center and outer flower dots.
  • 6. For flower "D", base outer ring Bright Orange; shade Cadmium Orange along bottom edge. Paint middle ring Primary Yellow. Use Royal Fuchsia to dot flower center and outer flower dots; line stems Bright Orange.
  • 7. Shade Festive Green along top edge of pot. Use pencil to lightly write "Happy Valentine's Day" on rim; paint wording Royal Fuchsia.
  • 8. Apply two coats varnish to outside of pot. Let dry. (Optional: Apply varnish along top edge of pot; while wet, dip into green glitter.)

White "Love You" Pot

  • 1. Paint leaves and stems Festive Green.
  • 2. For flower "A", paint outer ring Citron Green; dot ends. Base next ring Bright Orange; shade bottom edge Cadmium Orange. Paint next ring Razzle Berry. Dot flower center Citron Green.
  • 3. For flower "B", paint outer ring Razzle Berry; add outer flower dots. Paint middle ring and stems Citron Green. Dot flower center Razzle Berry.
  • 4. For flower "C", paint outer ring Indian Turquoise; dot ends. Paint middle ring Citron Green and center ring Razzle Berry. Dot flower center Citron Green.
  • 5. For flower "D", paint outer ring Razzle Berry; dot ends. Paint next ring Citron Green. Base next ring Bright Orange; shade Cadmium Orange along bottom edge. Dot flower center Citron Green.
  • 6. For flower "E", paint outer ring Citron Green. Use Indian Turquoise to paint middle ring and to add outer flower dots. Dot flower center Razzle Berry. Line stems Citron Green.
  • 7. Paint wording Razzle Berry. Apply two coats varnish to outside of pot. Let dry. (Optional: Apply varnish along pot rim; while wet, sprinkle with white or iridescent glitter.)
by Monika Brint

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/2975/73be8bff-ec71-42c3-b86e-641035e90dca.pdf



Funky Fun Valentine Gifts
Funky Fun Valentine Gifts