The Daily Dish Sign

Materials

  • Rusty tin sign, 4-1/2”x6-1/2”
  • Wooden ball knob, 5/8”
  • Magnet, 1/2”
  • Craft wire, 12”-length

Tools

  • DecoArt Americana Acrylics: Asphaltum, Butter, Jade Green, Lamp (Ebony) Black, Light Avocado, Payne’s Grey, Santa Red, Snow (Titanium) White
  • Brushes: Royal & Langnickel: Majestic: Angular, Series R4160, 1/2”, 3/4”; Filbert, Series R4170, #6, #12; Round, Series R4250, #3; Script Liner, Series R4585, #1; Short Liner, Series R4595, #0; Royal Soft-Grip: Mini Mop, Series SG999-M
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Multi-Purpose Sealer; Brush n' Blend Extender; Americana Acrylic Sealer/Finisher, Matte
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Eclectic E-6000 adhesive

Basic Supplies

brown paper bag

Directions

Preparation

  • 1. Use piece of brown paper bag to lightly scuff each side of sign. Print out patterns; transfer design outline and lettering. Use multi-purpose sealer to seal areas to be painted. Let dry. Transfer basic details.
  • 2. Base each side of sign as follows: cup and saucer with equal mix of Jade Green + Butter; inside cup Jade Green; coffee on dirty side only Asphaltum; handle Lt. Avocado, spoon with mix of Snow White + Lamp Black ( 5:1). Base ball knob with equal mix of Jade Green + Butter.

Artist’s Tips

  • 1. Cups and spoons on each side of sign are painted in same manner except for the addition of coffee, stains, and debris on “dirty” side. Debris and stain areas are indicated by dashed markings and lipstick area is indicated by “x”. Use pattern as guide to paint shaded areas (…).

Inside Cup

  • 1. Float Lt. Avocado along left and lower sides; strengthen with Asphaltum. Use mix of Snow White + Jade Green (3:1) to highlight upper back edge.

Cup

  • 1. Apply thin coat extender. Use #12 filbert and mix of Butter + tch. of Jade Green to highlight. Load script liner with thinned Butter and highlight rim. Soften all highlighting with mop brush. Use round brush to paint dots Lamp Black. Use short liner to paint lower check border with Lamp Black and Lt. Avocado. Let dry. Apply thin coat extender. Use 3/4” angular and Asphaltum to shade along entire left edge of clean side and entire right edge of dirty side; soften with mop. Use 1/2” angular to float mix of Lt. Avocado + Lamp Black (2:1) on handle where it attaches to cup. Use #6 filbert and mix of Butter + Lt. Avocado (2:1) to pat highlight in center of handle.

Saucer

  • 1. Apply thin coat extender. Use #12 filbert and mix of Butter + Jade Green (2:1) to apply highlight on saucer above and below spoon handle. Load script liner with thinned Butter to highlight rim. Soften all highlighting with mop brush. Use 3/4” angular to shade Jade Green under cup and around bottom of spoon; strengthen with Asphaltum.

Spoon

  • 1. Shade bowl of spoon with mix of Snow White + Lamp Black (4:1); deepen with Payne’s Grey. Use Snow White to highlight rim, bowl, and handle.

Clean Lettering

  • 1. Use round brush to base thinned Snow White. Use script liner and thinned Lamp Black to outline left and lower edge of each letter section.

Dirty Lettering

  • 1. Use round brush to base thinned Lamp Black. Use script liner and thinned Snow White to outline right and upper edge of each letter section.

Dirty Side Detailing

  • 1. Highlight coffee with mix of Asphaltum + Butter (2:1). For debris and stains apply thin coat extender on cup, saucer, and spoon. Load round brush with Asphaltum; randomly apply stains on cup and saucer making some stains stronger than others. Use small amount Santa Red to add lipstick stain to rim of cup. Soften all areas with mop brush. Apply heavier Asphaltum debris on spoon; soften with mop as needed.

Finishing

  • 1. Glue magnet to flat side of ball knob. Let dry. Lightly spray knob and both sides of sign with sealer/finisher. Thread wire through holes leaving 1” tails; use pliers to twist tails around hanger.
by Judy Westegaard

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/3065/5f718245-4e43-4cb6-a23c-d9ad072f591e.pdf



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