Buggy for Painting, Cover-up

Materials

  • DecoArt: SoSoft Fabric Acrylics: Antique Gold, Avocado Green, Baby Blue Deep, Baby Pink Deep, Bittersweet Orange, Bright Coral, Burnt Sienna, Buttermilk, Cadmium Orange, Christmas Red, Crimson, Dark Burgundy, Dark Chocolate, Fuchsia, Grey Sky, Hauser Dark Green, Island Blue, Lamp Black, Mediterranean Blue, Mocha, Navy Blue, Pineapple, Pistachio Green, Primary Yellow, Tangerine, Warm Neutral, White, Wisteria
  • SoSoft Metallics: Glorious Gold, Silver Platinum
  • SoSoft Glitters: Quick Silver; Dimensional Writers: Red, Yellow, Blue
  • Royal & Langnickel White Taklon: Shader, Series R159, #4, #8; Liner, Series R599, 10/0; Round, Series R259, #4
  • Denim shirt in appropriate size

Tools

  • DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Medium
  • Freezer or butcher paper
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Optional: Buttons from Dress It Up Buttons: Ladybug (#1859); Bumble Bee (#1758); sewing needle; matching thread

Directions

Preparation

  • 1. Wash and dry shirt; do not use fabric softeners. Press smooth. (Optional: For rounded shirt tails, cut tails and sew in 1/4” or 1/2” straight hem.)
  • 2. Print out pattern; transfer basic pattern lines. (Transfer details as needed.) Pattern placement is personal preference; determine where to place bugs, paint blotches, and banner. “Artist lady” is intended for back of shirt and flowers with brushes in-between are intended for bottom hem.
  • 3. Cut freezer paper larger than design elements; place waxy (shiny) side on wrong side of shirt and dry iron in place.

Artist’s Tips

  • 1. Use brush size that best fits area; use liner for line work and round brushes for small areas. Apply Transparent Medium first then paint with color indicated.

Bees

  • 1. Base wings White; add a touch of Lamp Black or Grey Sky to shade. Base body Primary Yellow; shade Burnt Sienna along lower edge and highlight Pineapple through center. Paint stripes Lamp Black. Highlight White along top of body. Dot Lamp Black eyes and paint antennae and legs; dot antennae ends. Free-hand Lamp Black broken flight lines.

Dragonflies

  • 1. Base wings White; add a touch of Wisteria to shade and a touch of Pistachio Green to highlight. Add random thinned Lamp Black vein lines. (Note: If vein lines are too bright, dilute White with Transparent Medium and lightly wash over wings.)
  • 2. Base body Lamp Black; highlight White. Use large end of stylus to dot eyes Pistachio Green. Add Primary Yellow to tip of brush; shade Burnt Sienna and highlight Pineapple. (Note: Be sure to paint “blotch” in front of dragonfly in same colors.) Use Lamp Black to add motion lines.

Random Paint Blotches

  • 1. Use following colors to add blotches as desired: base Buttermilk, shade Burnt Sienna, and highlight White; base Fuchsia, shade Dk. Burgundy, and highlight Baby Pink Deep; base Island Blue, shade Mediterranean Blue, and highlight Baby Blue Deep; base Christmas Red, shade Dk. Burgundy, and highlight Baby Pink Deep; base Primary Yellow, shade Burnt Sienna, and highlight Pineapple.

Stylus with Bee

  • 1. Base stylus handle Burnt Sienna; shade with brush mix of Dk. Chocolate and tiny touch of Lamp Black and highlight Mocha. Base stylus ends Grey Sky; shade Lamp Black and highlight White. Add dot of Bittersweet Orange to left round ball end. Paint bee in same manner as above.
  • 2. For flowers, dip-dot five Primary Yellow petals; dot center Bittersweet Orange. Repeat for desired amount of flowers.

Pocket Items

  • 1. (Note: Work elements starting from left to right.) Base all paintbrush bristles in same manner throughout article. Brush #1, paint bristles Lamp Black; highlight White. Add thin White hair lines following bristle curves. Base handle Primary Yellow; shade Burnt Sienna and highlight Pineapple. Base ferrule Antique Gold. Dry. Overcoat with Glorious Gold. Shade Burnt Sienna and highlight White.
  • 2. Base paint tube label White; shade Grey Sky. Base lid Lamp Black and highlight White. Paint green areas Avocado Green; shade Hauser Dk. Green and highlight Primary Yellow or Pistachio Green. Add two Avocado Green stripes on label. Use Lamp Black to paint "Green" on label.
  • 3. For brush #2, paint bristles as previously instructed. Base handle Burnt Sienna; shade Dk. Chocolate and highlight Mocha. Base ferrule Antique Gold. Dry. Overcoat with Glorious Gold. Shade Burnt Sienna and highlight White. Add Primary Yellow to bristle tips.
  • 4. Base palette knife Grey Sky; shade Lamp Black and highlight White.
  • 5. Base ladybug body Crimson; shade Dk. Burgundy and highlight Bright Coral. Use Lamp Black to paint center section and head, and to dot body. Paint “hands” White; shade Grey Sky. Highlight head White and add smile line. Paint antennae Lamp Black; dot ends. Paint eyes White; shade Grey Sky. Paint iris Avocado Green and pupils Lamp Black. Use toothpick to highlight dot pupils White.
  • 6. For brush #3, paint bristles as previously instructed. Base handle Mocha; shade Burnt Sienna and highlight White. Base ferrule Antique Gold. Dry. Overcoat with Glorious Gold. Shade Burnt Sienna and highlight White. Add Christmas Red to bristle tips.
  • 7. Paint stylus in same manner as “Stylus with Bee” omitting Bittersweet Orange dot.
  • 8. Paint 1/4” wide Christmas Red border across pocket. Use Lamp Black to line border edges and to paint your name.

Rolled up Paint Tube Snail

  • 1. Use Grey Sky to paint metal sections at top of tube and at end. Dry. Overcoat with Silver Platinum. Base cap Lamp Black; highlight White. Paint eyes White; shade Grey Sky. Paint Avocado Green iris and Lamp Black pupils. Use toothpick to highlight dot pupils White. Paint antennae Lamp Black; dot ends. Base label area Warm Neutral; shade Burnt Sienna and highlight White. Base remaining tube area Baby Pink Deep; shade Dk. Burgundy and highlight White.
  • 2. Base paintbrush handle Burnt Sienna; shade Lamp Black and highlight Mocha. Base ferrule Sky Grey. Dry. Overcoat with Silver Platinum. Shade Lamp Black and highlight White. Paint bristles as previously instructed.

Ladybug with Flower

  • 1. For ladybug, base body Bright Coral; shade Dk. Burgundy and highlight Baby Pink Deep. Use Lamp Black to paint center line and head, and to dot body; paint antennae and dot ends. Paint eyes White; Paint iris Baby Blue Deep and shade with a touch of Mediterranean Blue. Use Lamp Black and toothpick to dot pupils; add motion lines and add shading under body.
  • 2. Paint flower petals as shown on color key; shade along left side and highlight along right. Pull in some indentations from center to add depth to each petal. Shade around each center.
  • 3. Base leaves, Avocado Green; shade Hauser Dk. Green and highlight Pistachio Green.

Artist

  • 1. Base all skin areas Warm Neutral. Shade Burnt Sienna along left of all areas as well as under chin, under dress edge, under fingers, and around face hair line. Highlight White along right side of all areas except face; highlight nose and bottom of chin.
  • 2. Face: Shade Burnt Sienna along left side of nose. For cheeks, dry brush with mix of Baby Pink Deep + Fuchsia (2:1). Add Christmas Red smile line. Use Lamp Black to paint eyebrows and to dot eyes. Add Christmas Red nail polish to fingernails and toenails. Use toothpick to add Mocha highlight dot on each nail.
  • 3. Hair: Base Burnt Sienna; shade Dk. Brown and highlight Pineapple.
  • 4. Beret: Base Primary Yellow; shade Burnt Sienna and highlight Pineapple or White.
  • 5. Dress and Collar: Base each White. Shade Grey Sky under smock and along left upper edge of collar. Add Baby Blue Deep diagonal plaid lines on collar.
  • 6. Tie: Base Primary Yellow; shade Burnt Sienna and highlight Pineapple or White. Add random Baby Blue Deep dots.
  • 7. Smock: Base Baby Blue Deep; shade Navy Blue and highlight White. Add Primary Yellow pinstripes on sleeves and bottom of smock.
  • 8. Palette: Base Dk. Chocolate; shade Lamp Black and highlight Mocha. Streak in Mocha grain lines. Add dimensional paint blobs.
  • 9. Paintbrush: Base handle Dk. Chocolate; shade Lamp Black and highlight Mocha. Base ferrule Antique Gold. Dry. Overcoat with Glorious Gold. Shade Burnt Sienna and highlight White. Paint bristles as previously instructed. Paint bristle tips Christmas Red or with Red dimensional paint.

Easel

  • 1. Canvas: Base White; shade Grey Sky. Be creative and paint design of choice on canvas; photo shows a flower and pattern shows a stick person. For flower, paint petals Christmas Red, flower center Primary Yellow, and stem and leaves Avocado Green. Use Lamp Black to add "Painting is Fun!" or desired wording. Base ladybug body Crimson; highlight White. Use Lamp Black and toothpick to dot body; paint head and antennae.
  • 2. Paint Tubes: For tube at left, base label Primary Yellow; shade Burnt Sienna and highlight Pineapple. Base cap Lamp Black; highlight White. Base colored areas Bittersweet Orange; highlight Tangerine. Paint lettering Lamp Black. For tube at right, paint label and cap in same manner. Base colored areas Avocado Green; shade Hauser Dk. Green and highlight Pistachio Green. Paint lettering Lamp Black.
  • 3. Easel Legs and Shelf: Base Burnt Sienna; shade Dk. Chocolate and highlight Mocha.
  • 4. Tube on Floor: Base label White; shade Grey Sky. Base cap Lamp Black; highlight White. Base colored areas Christmas Red; shade Dk. Burgundy and highlight Bright Coral.
  • 5. Floor: Lightly stroke Dk. Chocolate.
  • 6. Banner: Base White; shade Grey Sky. Use Lamp Black to paint state name you're from or desired name.

Finishing

  • 1. Apply Quick Silver Glitter on wings of dragonflies and bees.
  • 2. Remove freezer paper. Use dry heat to heat set wrong side of painted elements. (Optional: Remove buttons and replace with ladybug and bumble bee buttons.)
by Margaret Riley

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/999/1f329dd9-bc2b-46f8-9506-7a60396c2dd3.pdf



http://d2rdnpecwf378k.cloudfront.net/images/crafts/999/key/af62adc9-336c-4071-b499-17dd98573759.jpg

Cover-up Shirt
Cover-up Shirt View of Back of Cover-up
View of Back of Cover-up