Painted Tapestry Floral

By  Gisele Pope 

size: 6"x6"

  • Painted Tapestry Floral
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  • Wooden box with lid, 6”x6”


  • Stencil Girl Products Doodle It Layered Petals Stencil
  • Stenciling brush, 3/4”
  • Double-ended stylus
  • Loew-Cornell La Corneille Golden Taklon Paintbrushes: Series 7330 Curved Flat #6, Series 7430 Flora Round #2, Series 7300 Shader; Medium Short Dome Round
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint: Black Plum, Coral Blush, Country Red, Foliage Green, Golden Straw, Lamp Black, Plantation Pine, Raw Sienna, Yellow Green; Matte Acrylic Sealer/Finisher
  • Loew-Cornell Fine Line Painting Pen
  • Wood filler
  • Repositionable stencil adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • palette paper, sandpaper, wooden ruler with metal insert, plastic grocery bag
  • 1. Fill in nail holes in box using wood filler; lightly sand until smooth. Spray entire box and lid with sealer; let dry. Lightly sand. Basecoat top of lid Snow White; sand between coats. Basecoat entire box and underside of lid Lamp Black. Basecoat edges of lid and box Country Red. Let dry completely.
  • 2. Position stencil in plastic grocery bag. Spray back of stencil with adhesive spray. Let set one minute; lightly tap to remove excess residue. Center stencil over lid; press in place. Load dry stencil brush with Country Red, working color into brush. Apply paint to open areas of stencil using swirling, tapping motion. Do not lift stencil edges or force paint under stencil. Let dry; apply second coat. Remove stencil.

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  • 3. Paint area outside flower and between outer petals Lamp Black using round.

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  • 4. Scrub highlights onto each flower petal (1:1) mixture of Country Red + Coral Blush using dry dome round and slip-slap motion. Add additional Coral Blush highlights to brighten.

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  • 5. Apply shading around center and petal bottoms Black Plum using curved flat. Add vein lines to petals with thinned Black Plum using liner.

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  • 6. Basecoat center stamens Golden Straw and border circle (1:1) mixture of Foliage Green + Pine Green. Overstroke center of each border curve with (1:1) mixture of Foliage Green + Golden Straw to brighten. Outline outer edge of border curves with Plantation Pine.

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  • 7. Shade one side and under top of each stamen Raw Sienna. Tap in some c-strokes on main stamen area to add interest.

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  • 8. Paint large petal ends Golden Straw.

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  • 9. Create inky (1:3) mixture of Lamp Black + water on palette; load into painting pen using round, filling well completely. Position ruler at end of lid. With metal side of ruler against pen as guide, draw line across entire lid. Slide ruler forward, leaving small gap, and draw another line across lid. Repeat until reaching other side. Position ruler in opposite direction and repeat process to crosshatch entire lid.

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  • 10. Spray with several light coats of sealer.
  • Tip
  • 1. When adding cross-hatched lines, use metal insert on a ruler as a guiding edge above the surface to keep paint from seeping back under ruler. If you don't have a metal-insert ruler, make a raised-edge ruler by taping pennies to the back of a standard ruler.