Easter "Egg"spress

Materials

  • DecoArt Americana Acrylics: Antique Gold, Avocado, Bleached Sand, Burnt Umber, Cocoa, Evergreen, French Vanilla, Golden Straw, Gooseberry Pink, Lamp (Ebony) Black, Midnite Blue, Milk Chocolate, Napa Red, Raspberry, Sand, Snow (Titanium) White, Spa Blue, Turquoise Blue, Victorian Blue
  • Brushes: Royal & Langnickel: Filbert Stencil Brush, Series R1114, Small; Domed White Bristle Stencil, R1113, 3/4”; Royal Fusion: Shader, Series R3150, #8, #12; Golden Taklon: Comb, Series R730, 1/2”; Aqualon: Liner, Series R2595, #1; Combo: Oval Wash, Series L3080, 1”
  • Exterior varnish
  • Dense foam roller, 3”
  • Floor cloth, 24”x34-1/2”

Tools

  • Checked stencil with 3/4” squares
  • Scott Magic Tape

Directions

Preparation

  • 1. Use roller to basecoat floor cloth with mix of Spa Blue + Bleached Sand (2:1).
  • 2. Print out pattern; transfer horizon line and hills. Wash grassy area with equal mix of Avocado + Spa Blue beginning at horizon line and moving forward, increasing Avocado as you move towards foreground; add a touch of Evergreen to strengthen foreground. Add a little Burnt Umber to wash mix and wash in hill under church.
  • 3. Transfer sun and rays. Wash sun Antique Gold; add touch of Snow White to wash and highlight front edge of church hill. Use very washy Antique Gold to pull sun rays in sky.
  • 4. Transfer remaining patterns. Basecoat the following: caboose, sides of small caboose roof, and engine cab with mix of Turquoise Blue + Snow White + Cocoa (2:1:1); hot cocoa tank with same mix + Lamp Black; awnings with mix of Golden Straw + Cocoa (2:1); basket Cocoa; wheels with equal mix of Cocoa + Burnt Umber; eggs in Gooseberry Pink, Raspberry, Turquoise Blue, and Golden Straw; balloons in Turquoise Blue, Raspberry, and Golden Straw, ribbons and teapot with equal mix of Raspberry + Snow White; fence, bunnies, sign, caboose window frames, wheelbarrow, and church with mix of Snow White + Cocoa (2:1); roof on church with Burnt Umber + tch. of Avocado.

Church

  • 1. Wash door Burnt Umber. Wash windows Golden Straw; tap on some thinned Raspberry and some thinned Turquoise Blue for stained glass effect. Base cross and stone path Burnt Umber; on alternating step of stone path use equal mix of Burnt Umber + Snow White. For “people” on path, use washy mix of Raspberry + Burnt Umber and washy mix of Turquoise Blue + Burnt Umber to squiggle in some non-descript shapes.
  • 2. Add sheep on hill with equal mix of Snow White + Cocoa (2:1); add Burnt Umber legs. Use equal mix of Snow White + Burnt Umber for fence posts.

Bunny Faces

  • 1. Paint mouths Burnt Umber, noses Cocoa, and teeth Snow White. Use Snow White to paint whites of eyes, Turquoise Blue to paint irises, and Lamp Black for pupils; add tiny Snow White highlight dots to pupils. Use thinned Lamp Black to add line work and whiskers.

Engine

  • 1. Base awning stripes Gooseberry Pink; shade Raspberry and deepen with Napa Red. Shade teapot Napa Red. Add Burnt Umber “chocolate spillings”. Fluff in steam with Snow White. Base engineer’s shirt and hat Golden Straw; shade Burnt Umber. Shade engineer Burnt Umber. Shade engine cab with equal mix of Victorian Blue + Midnite Blue. Shade hot cocoa tank with equal mix of Victorian Blue + Burnt Umber + tch. of Lamp Black. Shade wheels Burnt Umber. Line “Hot” Golden Straw. Line “Chocolate” Cocoa; add Burnt Umber drop shadows.

Balloons

  • 1. Shade and highlight as follows: shade Turquoise Blue balloon Victorian Blue and highlight Spa Blue; shade Raspberry balloon Napa Red and dry brush Gooseberry Pink highlights; shade Golden Straw balloon Milk Chocolate and dry brush French Vanilla highlights, then use equal mix of French Vanilla + Snow White to tap on stronger highlight.

Basket

  • 1. Shade Milk Chocolate; dry brush French Vanilla. Use brush mix of French Vanilla and Milk Chocolate to add vertical weavers. Shade again with Burnt Umber.
  • 2. Shade Turquoise Blue eggs Victorian Blue and highlight Spa Blue. Shade Raspberry eggs Napa Red and highlight Gooseberry Pink. Shade Gooseberry Pink eggs with equal mix of Napa Red + Raspberry; dry rub highlight with equal mix Gooseberry Pink and Snow White; repeat with Snow White. Shade Golden Straw egg Milk Chocolate and dry rub French Vanilla highlight; repeat with mix of French Vanilla + Snow White.
  • 3. Shade ribbon with equal mix of Raspberry + Napa Red; dry brush Snow White highlight; add random Golden Straw highlight accents. Use shading mix to add some glazing on yellow egg and basket.
  • 4. Use Evergreen to stipple moss in basket and spilling from basket. Use equal mix of Turquoise Blue + Evergreen to add random stroke leaves in moss. Dot random Golden Straw buds.

Caboose

  • 1. Wash windows and roof with mix of Victorian Blue + tch. of Evergreen. Use Snow White to float curtains; add gather lines and dot along edges to resemble lace. Use washy mix of Snow White + Cocoa to add window panes. Deepen shading on caboose with Midnite Blue. Base egg sign with equal mix of Gooseberry Pink + Snow White; shade Gooseberry Pink. Paint lettering Golden Straw and add Napa Red drop shadows. Base paintbrush handle Gooseberry Pink; shade Raspberry and deepen with Napa Red. Base bristles Cocoa; shade Milk Chocolate. Add Golden Straw “paint” on bristles; shade Milk Chocolate.
  • 2. Use Victorian Blue to shade along left edge and along right front edge on small caboose roof and along front left edge and left edge of back end of caboose; shade below awning. Add random Spa Blue dots on caboose front and equal mix of Victorian Blue + Evergreen circles on small caboose roof. Shade pink awning stripes Raspberry; deepen with Napa Rd. Use Cocoa to basecoat base of caboose; shade Burnt Umber and wash Burnt Umber across back end of caboose under railing.
  • 3. Base bunny’s sweater Gooseberry Pink; shade Raspberry. Line “B” Snow White. Base pants Burnt Umber. Base brush handle Golden Straw and bristles Cocoa; shade each Burnt Umber. Add Turquoise Blue paint on bristles and drippings; shade Midnite Blue. Use equal mix of Gooseberry Pink + Snow White to shade inside ears. Paint egg on top of small caboose roof Gooseberry Pink; shade Raspberry. Add thinned Snow White decoration lines; dot Golden Straw. For nest, line Burnt Umber and highlight Cocoa.
  • 4. Paint ribbon ties between caboose and engine Gooseberry Pink; shade with equal mix of Napa Red + Raspberry and highlight with a bit of equal mix of Snow White + Gooseberry Pink.

Fence Posts

  • 1. Shade Burnt Umber. Base ribbons Raspberry and shade with equal mix of Napa Red + Raspberry and highlight with a bit of equal mix of Snow White + Gooseberry Pink. Use Evergreen to paint grass lines at base of fence, grass clusters, and tulip stems and leaves. Base tulips Golden Straw.

Sign

  • 1. Use Burnt Umber to shade; thin paint to add lettering.

Lamb

  • 1. Base with brush mix of Burnt Umber and Snow White. Base nose, ear, and hoof with mix of Burnt Umber + tch. of Snow White; shade Burnt Umber. For wool, use mix of Snow White + tch. of Burnt Umber. Add Lamp Black facial details.

Little Foreground Hill and Pond

  • 1. Shade Evergreen behind foreground hill. Base pond with washy mix of Victorian Blue + Evergreen. Use Midnite Blue to shade under ducks and along edges of pond, and to add water rings. Use skinny Snow White floats to show water rings. Paint baby ducks Golden Straw. Base mama duck Cocoa; add washy Burnt Umber wing. Paint beak Golden Straw and dot eye Burnt Umber.
  • 2. Shade edges of green scene area with watery Evergreen + tch. of Burnt Umber; use oval wash to slip-slap and soften edges.

Wheelbarrow

  • 1. Shade Milk Chocolate; repeat with Burnt Umber. Shade and highlight eggs as follows: shade Turquoise Blue egg Victorian Blue and highlight Spa Blue; shade Raspberry egg Napa Red and dry brush Gooseberry Pink highlights; shade Gooseberry Pink egg with equal mix of Napa Red + Raspberry and dry brush with equal mix of Gooseberry Pink + Snow White, then repeat with Snow White; shade Golden Straw egg Milk Chocolate and dry brush French Vanilla highlights, then use equal mix of French Vanilla + Snow White to tap on stronger highlight. Stipple Evergreen “moss” spilling from wheelbarrow.

Granma and Little Girl Bunny

  • 1. Base little girl’s hat and dress with equal mix of Gooseberry Pink + Snow White; shade Raspberry. Base granma’s pinafore Raspberry and shade Napa Red. Use Golden Straw to base granma’s hat, dress, and girl’s pinafore; shade each Milk Chocolate. Use Snow White to highlight dresses, hats, and pinafores; add lace and detailing. Shade ears Burnt Umber and highlight Snow White. Shade Evergreen under ears on grass background.

Tracks

  • 1. Use thinned Burnt Umber to wash on tracks. Use mix of thinned Evergreen + Burnt Umber to shade under train especially under center car. For wheel “spokes” and “hub caps”, use equal mix of Raspberry + Snow White; highlight Snow White.

Background Trees

  • 1. Use liner and thinned Burnt Umber to add some tree details and use mix of thinned Evergreen + Burnt Umber to stipple tree shapes on horizon line. Use filbert to scumble additional Evergreen foliage.

Border

  • 1. Base yellow border with equal mix of Golden Straw + Snow White. Let dry thoroughly. Tape off blue and gold bands. Use equal mix of Victorian Blue + Lamp Black to tap in blue band adding Snow White to mix, decreasing color value on sides and ending with lighter value at top. Paint gold band Antique Gold and thin stripe Evergreen. Use Sand to stencil in checks in corners allowing paint to run out as you stencil.
  • 2. For vines, use very very thinned mix of Avocado + tch. of Gooseberry Pink and Snow White. Use same mix to add stroke leaves. Shade vines Milk Chocolate. Use #8 shader and Snow White to base petals; use light blue border color to shade bottom center of petals. Use equal mix of Gooseberry Pink + Snow White to add random berries.
  • 3. Use Milk Chocolate to shade corners of yellow and gold bands.

Finishing

  • 1. Deepen shading under train with mix of thinned Evergreen + Burnt Umber. Highlight wheelbarrow with equal mix of Milk Chocolate + Sand. Use Snow White to highlight fence and wheelbarrow within center area of scene. Use Golden Straw to wash sun rays, to float along right edge of sun, and to wash “glow” around sun. Use Evergreen to add additional grass and Golden Straw tulips if desired.
  • 2. Use roller to apply three to four varnish coats. (Note: Always roll canvas projects to store.)
by Patricia Rawlinson

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/3061/62859085-7129-4851-8b38-a7e7101f8e88.pdf



Easter "Egg"spress
Easter "Egg"spress