Paint

Sunflower Tea Set

By  Donna Dewberry  for  Plaid Enterprises, Inc.

sizes: cup, 3" tall; teapot, 7-1/4" tall

  • Sunflower Tea Set
  • Closeup View

Materials

  • Menuet tea set
  • FolkArt Enamels Colors: Berry Wine; Fresh Foliage; Lemon Custard; School Bus Yellow; Thicket; Yellow Ochre

Tools

  • FolkArt One Stroke Brushes for Glass & Ceramics: Scruffy, 3/4”; Flat, 3/4”, #16; Script Liner, #2
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Tack cloth

Pattern - Painting Worksheet for Sunflowers
Pattern - Painting Worksheet for Leaves & Flowers

  • Note
  • 1. Use color worksheet as painting and practice guide throughout. Enlarge worksheet on color photocopier. Place acetate over worksheet to practice strokes.
  • Sunflowers
  • 1. Double-load scruffy with Yellow Ochre and Berry Wine, then double-load #16 flat with School Bus Yellow and Yellow Ochre.
  • 2. Using a pouncing motion, pounce center of sunflower. (Note: Do not turn brush around. Simply move brush in a "C" shape keeping Yellow Ochre side up.)
  • 3. Use flat side of #16 flat to paint petals. Touch edge of wet center with chisel edge of brush to start each petal.
  • 4. Using same brush and colors, paint a shorter layer of petals on top of first layer.
  • 5. Use scruffy brush to re-pounce center.
  • 6. Dip brush handle into Lemon Custard; add dots around center. Dip brush handle into Yellow Ochre; add more dots around center.
  • Leaves
  • 1. Double-load 3/4" flat with Thicket and Fresh Foliage. Using flat side of brush keeping Thicket to outer edge, paint large leaves and one-stroke leaves.
  • 2. Pull stem into each leaf using chisel edge of brush.
  • 3. Load script liner with Fresh Foliage; add several curls throughout design. Use more pressure at tip of curl to resemble long teardrop.
  • Partial Sunflowers
  • 1. Use same procedure to paint partial sunflowers.
  • Finishing
  • 1. Let paint dry overnight, then place in a cool oven. Turn oven to 350°F. When oven reaches proper temperature, back for 30 minutes. When time has elapsed, turn oven off, but do not open door until completely cool. (Note: Let paint air cure for 21 days prior to hand washing if not baking.)