Good Food, Wine, Friends Dishwasher Cover

By  Chris Thornton-Deason 

  • Good Food, Wine, Friends Dishwasher Cover


  • Magnet “By-the-Foot” available through Magnet Valley
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylics: Asphaltum, Bleached Sand, Burnt Sienna, Deep Burgundy, Dioxazine Purple, Eggshell, Hauser Light Green, Hauser Medium Green, Honey Brown, Marigold, Olive Green, Plantation Pine, Toffee, True Blue, Violet Haze, Warm White
  • Royal & Langnickel Aqualon brushes: Script Liner, Series R2585, #1; Shader, Series R2150, #10, #14; Glaze Wash, Series R2700, 1”, 2”
  • Old fluffy brush


  • DecoArt DuraClear Varnish, Satin
  • Rust-O-leum White Metal Primer

Pattern - Good Food, Wine, Friends Dishwasher Cover

  • Preparation
  • 1. Use scissors to cut Magnet By-the-Foot. (Note: This product is very easy to work with.) Apply primer to non-magnetic side. (Note: Do not apply primer to magnet side as it will not stick to surface.)
  • 2. Double-load 2" glaze wash with Bleached Sand and Eggshell; slip-slap entire primed surface; let dry. Slip-slap again with just Warm White.
  • 3. Print out pattern; transfer window outline onto prepared surface. (Transfer details as needed.)
  • Artist's Tips
  • 1. Use wet-into-wet technique to streak and stipple areas where instructed.
  • Sky and Mountains
  • 1. For sky, place small puddles of Warm White, Violet Haze, Eggshell, True Blue, and Marigold on palette; using photo as guide and 1" glaze wash, streak in sky using each color.
  • 2. Use same colors to streak mountains using less Warm White for a darker appearance and then adding a little Plantation Pine.
  • Back Hill
  • 1. Use 1" glaze wash to streak in back hill on right with Hauser Lt. Green, Plantation Pine, and Olive Green.
  • Grape Orchard
  • 1. Base ground area Honey Brown; streak in a little Warm White. Use #10 shader to float Asphaltum shadows under grape plants. Use old fluffy brush to stipple plants: double-load brush with Hauser Lt. Green and Olive Green. Use #10 shader to float Plantation Pine along bottom of plants; stipple highlights along tops with mix of Olive Green + a tch. of Eggshell. For grapes, dab plants here and there with Violet Haze and Dioxazine Purple.
  • 2. Stipple background pines Plantation Pine; highlight with a little Hauser Lt. Green.
  • Front Hill
  • 1. Use 1" glaze wash to streak foreground hill with Hauser Lt. Green, Plantation Pine, Lemon Yellow, and Olive Green.
  • Front Flower Greenery
  • 1. Use old fluffy brush to stipple greenery with Hauser Lt. Green, Plantation Pine, and Olive Green. Stipple flowers with Deep Burgundy and Warm White.
  • Brick
  • 1. Base Toffee; dry brush with Eggshell, a touch of Burnt Sienna, and a touch of Warm White. Use 1" glaze wash to float shadows with a mix of Eggshell, Burnt Sienna, and Asphaltum. Use liner and shadow mix to paint wording.
  • Wine Bottles and Olive Jar
  • 1. Wash back wine bottle with a mix of Deep Burgundy + a tch. of Dioxazine Purple.
  • 2. Base corks in both bottles with a mix of Burnt Sienna + a tch. of Warm White. Stipple highlight with a little Warm White and stipple shading with a little Burnt Sienna and Asphaltum.
  • 3. For olive jar, use #14 shader to slip-slap Asphaltum, Burnt Sienna, and Violet Haze using wet-into-wet to create olives. Use #10 shader to make little C-strokes here and there creating olive ends in either Asphaltum or very lightly with Warm White.
  • 4. Use #14 shader to float Warm White along side edges of bottle and olive jar and to float highlights. (Note: This is especially important on the wine bottle so that it will show through Chianti bottle.)
  • 5. Use #10 shader to base wine label with mix of Warm White + a tch. of Asphaltum. Use script liner and Plantation Pine to add lettering and stripes.
  • 6. Use #14 shader to wash glass area of Chianti bottle Plantation Pine. Use same brush to float Warm White along side edges and to float highlights. Use same brush and Honey Brown to base wicker area of Chianti bottle and olive jar lid. For wicker area of Chianti bottle, use #10 shader to streak Asphaltum from the bottom up and use mix of Warm White + a tch. of Honey Brown to streak from top down. For olive lid, streak Asphaltum from top down and Warm White for bottom up; shade top edge and inner rim of lid Asphaltum. Use script liner, Asphaltum, Warm White, and Honey Brown to create twine around top of bottle and stitching through wicker.
  • Grapes and Leaves
  • 1. Use #10 shader to base each grape Violet Haze; float Dioxazine Purple on each end. Use same brush to wash Deep Burgundy here and there; use mix of Warm White + a tch. of Dioxazine Purple to float highlights.
  • 2. Use #14 shader to base leaves Hauser Med. Green; shade Plantation Pine along bottom side and up through center; use #14 shader to highlight first with Hauser Lt. Green, then use #10 shader to reinforce highlights with Olive Green. Use script liner and Plantation Pine for tendrils.
  • Finishing
  • 1. Apply several varnish coats.