Paint

Easter Goodie Tote

By  Robin Mani 

size: 6"x5-1/2"

  • Easter Goodie Tote
  • Photo 1

Materials

  • Blue canvas mini tote, 6"x5-1/2"
  • White felt
  • Coordinating ribbon of choice

Tools

  • Loew-Cornell La Corneille Golden Taklon Paintbrushes: Series 7050 Liner 10/0; Series 7300 Flat Shader #6; Series 7650 Liner #2, 4, 6; Series 7400 Angular Shader, 1/4", 3/8"; Series 7500 Filbert #6, 8
  • Double-ended stylus
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: Asphaltum, Bright Green, Bubblegum Pink, Cadmium Yellow, Holly Green, Indian Turquoise, Lavender, Lilac, Ocean Blue, Poodleskirt Pink, Pumpkin, Royal Fuchsia, Taffy Cream, Snow (Titanium) White, Yellow Green
  • Lightbox
  • Black permanent double-ended pen
  • Adhesives: clear tape, double-sided tape

Basic Supplies

  • tracing paper, palette, container of water, paper towels, scissors and pinking shears

Pattern - Easter Goodie Tote

  • 1. Print out full-size patterns. Cut square of felt slightly smaller than front of tote. Using pinking shears, trim edges a bit smaller. When placed on tote front, a bit of color should be visible at edge of felt panel. Trace patterns onto tracing paper. Trace thicker pattern lines with wider tip of pen and detail pattern lines with finer tip.
  • 2. Tape traced pattern onto lightbox. Position felt square over pattern; tape in place. Using 10/0 liner brush, line around each object in pattern with color used to basecoat that object.
  • 3. Outline basket and handle Taffy Cream using liner. Basecoat Taffy Cream using #2 liner for handle and #6 flat for basket. Add detail lines and outline basket Pumpkin using 10/0 liner. Add shade lines to right and underneath detail lines (2:1) mixture Pumpkin + Asphaltum. Add highlight comma stroke on each basket weaving in-between detail lines Cadmium Yellow loaded on #2 liner. Add additional smaller highlight Taffy Cream.
  • 4. Line in bow Bubblegum Pink. Shade Royal Fuchsia and highlight edges Poodleskirt Pink.
  • 5. Outline and basecoat blue eggs Indian Turquoise. On leftmost egg, tap in Pumpkin dots using stylus. On center egg, paint flower in middle of egg with Bubblegum Pink petals, Cadmium Yellow center dot, and Holly Green leaves. On ground egg, paint center stripe Bubblegum Pink; tap dots down stripe Cadmium Yellow. Float shading across bottom edge of all eges Ocean Blue using 1/4" angular shader, then outline with same color.
  • 6. Outline and basecoat green egg with (5:1) mixture Yellow Green + Bright Green. Paint stripes Taffy Cream and Pumpkin. Tap dots down stripes Indian Turquoise. Float shading Holly Green, then outline with same color.
  • 7. Outline and basecoat purple egg with Lilac. Decorate with Bright Green dots. Float shading Lavender, then outline with same color.
  • 8. Outline and basecoat pink egg Poodleskirt Pink. Paint outer stripes Bright Green. paint middle stripe Lilac; tap in Indian Turquoise dots. Float shading Royal Fuchsia, then outline with same color.
  • 9. Outline and basecoat orange egg Pumpkin. Paint middle stripe Cadmium Yellow. Tap Indian Turquoise dots on both sides of stripe. Float shading (2:1) mixture Pumpkin + Royal Fuchsia, then outline with same color.
  • 10. For grass, dap Bright Green in-between eggs, along ground, and line in blades using 10/0 liner. Shade bottom of grass Holly Green in lines and dabs. Highlight edges of blades Yellow Green in lines.
  • 11. Paint butterfly wings Pumpkin; outline Royal Fuchsia. To tap Double Dots on wings, first load Indian Turquoise on large end of stylus and Cadmium Yellow on small end. Tap turquoise dots on wings; let dry. Overtap with yellow. Paint body and tap in flight tracks Asphaltum.
  • 12. Double Dot border. First apply Indian Turquoise dots; let dry, then dot Ocean Blue on top. Continue applying double dots in the following combinations: Poodleskirt Pink/Royal Fuchsia, Cadmium Yellow/Pumpkin, Bright Green/Yellow Green, Lilac/Lavender.
  • 13. Let all paint dry completely. Snip off any fibers that are sticking up using scissors. Adhere felt square to tote using double-sided tape. Place tape close to edges and in center of felt panel. Press firmly. Tie ribbon in bow on handle.
  • Tips
  • 1. When painting on felt, mix just a little water into paint, so paint will flow easily. Add sparingly, as too much water will make runny paint that seeps from pattern edges onto felt in blotches.
  • 2. Sometimes the fuzz of felt wants to "stick up" within the area to be painted. Leave offending fuzz until paint dries, then snip off with scissors. Touch up with paint if needed.