Chef de Cuisine

Materials

  • DecoArt: Americana Acrylics: Antique White, Asphaltum, Black Green, Black Plum, Buttermilk, Cashmere Beige, Deep Burgundy, Hauser Light Green, Lamp (Ebony) Black, Light Avocado, Light Buttermilk, Light Cinnamon, Milk Chocolate, Mink Tan, Santa Red, Slate Grey, Snow (Titanium) White, Soft Peach, True Red; Dazzling Metallics: Splendid Gold
  • Brushes: Royal & Langnickel: Filbert Stencil Brush, Series R1114: Small, Medium; Majestic: Shader, Series R4150, #4, #8, #10; Script Liner, Series R4585, #10/0; Angular, Series R4160, 1/4", 3/8"; Kingslan Magnificent Mop, Series R4999, #4
  • Metal burner covers (two large, two small) available through your local dollar store
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Sealer/Finisher, Matte

Directions

Artist's Tips

  • 1. Use script liner for all line work. Use angular brushes for all shading and highlight; use mop brush to soften shading over water's edge. All dry brushing is done using filbert stencil brush.

Preparation

  • 1. Base all four burners Antique White. Use compass to draw 3/4"-wide border along top outer edge of large burners and 1/2"-wide border on small burners. Paint borders and sides Black Green.
  • 2. Print out patterns; transfer basic chef pattern lines onto large burners and wine bottle designs onto small burners. (Transfer details as needed.)

Large Burner Covers - Chef

  • 1. Use Cashmere Beige to base face, neck, and hands. Use Lt. Cinnamon to shade around face and behind nose and mustache; shade nose, neck, and hands. Use Soft Peach to highlight face, nose, neck, and hands then dry brush additional highlights on face, nose, and hands. Base hat and coat Buttermilk and shade Asphaltum; use Snow White to highlight each then dry brush additional highlights. Base mustache and eyebrows Lamp Black; highlight each Slate Grey. Use Lamp Black to line eyes and mouth. Base buttons Lamp Black; highlight Slate Grey along bottom. Base towel Snow White; shade Black Green and Asphaltum. Use Deep Burgundy to add dot and pinstripe design.
  • 2. Use script liner and Lamp Black to outline hat, coat, face, nose, and buttons and to add detailing lines.

Large Burner Covers - Curtains

  • 1. Base Lt. Buttermilk. Base checks Santa Red; shade Black Plum along bottom edges and highlight True Red along top. Dry brush red checks Lt. Buttermilk. Use Asphaltum to shade along bottom edges of valance and along folds; shade along side edges of long curtains. Add vertical back-to-back Lt. Buttermilk highlights on valances and side curtains. Use script liner and Lamp Black to outline curtains.

Large Burner Covers - Tray

  • 1. Base Milk Chocolate; shade Asphaltum then again with a bit of Lamp Black to deepen. Highlight Mink Tan. Outline Lamp Black.

Large Burner Covers - Red Wine: Wine Bottle, Grape

  • 1. Base top of bottle with washy Lt. Avocado and base remaining portion of bottle with washy Deep Burgundy. Base grapes Deep Burgundy. Use Black Green wash to shade outer edges of bottle top and lip and above top label; shade outer edges of bottle. Base labels Antique White; shade Asphaltum along outer edges. Use Lamp Black to line label lettering. Line label outlines in Lamp Black and Splendid Gold. Dry brush Snow White highlight on left side of bottle.
  • 2. Shade Black Plum along bottom edges of grapes; highlight True Red along top. Float Lt. Buttermilk highlights on left side of grapes; add highlight shines.
  • 3. Use wash of Deep Burgundy to base wine in glass; shade Black Plum. Use Snow White to float outer edges of glass and to add highlights. Outline glass and wine Lamp Black.

Large Burner Covers - White Wine: Wine Bottle, Gra

  • 1. Use washy Lt. Avocado to base bottle and full strength to base grapes. Use washy Black Green to shade outer edges of bottle top and lip and above top label; shade outer edges of bottle. Paint labels in same manner as Red Wine.
  • 2. Shade Black Green along bottom edges of grapes; highlight Hauser Lt. Green along top. Float Lt. Buttermilk highlights on left side of grapes; add highlight shines.

Large Burner Covers - Wht. Wine: Bottle, Grape

  • 1. Use washy Lt. Avocado to base wine in glass; shade Black Green. Use Snow White to float outer edges of glass and to add highlights. Outline glass and wine Lamp Black.

Large Burner Covers - Finishing

  • 1. Use Snow White to dry brush area around chef. Use Asphaltum to shade around entire chef and wine bottle areas and along inner curtain edges. Use Antique White to add wiggly outline between patterned area and Black Green edge. Apply several sealer coats.

Small Burner Covers - Bottles

  • 1. Base two bottles with washy Deep Burgundy (red wines) and remaining two bottles with washy Lt. Avocado (white wines).
  • 2. Base labels Antique White. Use Black Green to shade outer edges of bottles. Shade outer edges of labels Asphaltum. Use Lamp Black to line label lettering. Line label outlines in Lamp Black and Splendid Gold. Dry brush Snow White highlight on left side of bottles.
  • 3. Paint grapes and wine glasses in same manner as chef covers.

Small Burner Covers - Finishing

  • 1. Use Snow White to dry brush area behind wine bottles. Use Asphaltum to shade behind wine bottles and glass, and around grapes; float table edge and random horizontal wood grain lines. Use Antique White to add wiggly outline between patterned area and Black Green edge. Apply several sealer coats.

Tip

  • 1. If stove covers aren’t your thing, use the covers to decorate your walls or transfer the patterns onto gallery wrapped canvases or metal plates. How about painting one or the other of these designs to decorate the top of a chalk board using the rest of the board to write reminder notes or to make your grocery list? Or how about using one or the other of these designs to paint a fabulous kitchen clock? How about placemats or a floor mat? These great designs lend themselves to countless design ideas.
by Yvette Perrin

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/2990/07475d3a-1a19-4636-bb90-0a1dfc5b9890.pdf



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