Basic Painting Techniques

Painting Vines

1 lo pimt vino, n*c the chitc! edge 1 of yi>oi flat broth. If your broth if double loaded. ah» ay* lead with the tighter color. Sbghdy tilt the lighter corner uji. Thif dragt the green (or iirieri brittle* belund, aunwwtically »hiding sxrur tine and highlighting it at the %amc nine

Decorative Furniture Painting

To nuke the »inr» (low naturally. — you need to move >\>ur «hole aim, iw* iu»t the brmh. When yow van arr finnhed. begin («lacing a leal by toediing the dibel edge of the bnnh in a V-thape. keeping the gtren wdc to» anl the endt of the V. The tvett photo «how* him thn leaf wm compacted, then connectcd lo the vine via a stem

Fainting Leaves

^ Wiggle your htwh at you «role, watching the green J edge to get the doircd thape. Pull the green all the way to the tip of the leaf, then lift up onto the chitel edge to fumh If you want a tmooth-edged leaf, don't wiggie the ru%i «nAr it unooddy.

INVf* «an a leaf right on top of the tone. Lcttca coo- For the fir« half of the leaf, %tart your t»rmh on one neet to j s\t\c via «cm», to «art your leaf tway from the — Ixncof the V. holding the freest 10 the outer rdge of die tine. Again. nuri yxmr «amng pointi with a "V* toothed kaf. 00 with the dutcl edge of your <loo!4c-lu»dcd Hit bruth.

^ Wiggle your htwh at you «role, watching the green J edge to get the doircd thape. Pull the green all the way to the tip of the leaf, then lift up onto the chitel edge to fumh If you want a tmooth-edged leaf, don't wiggie the ru%i «nAr it unooddy.

4 Paint the other hilf of the leaf. ttarang on the V and keeping the green of your broth to the outer edge ol the leaf

~ With the ehitrl edge of yoor flat bruth. pull a «ctn J from the tine halfway into tltc leaf while the leaf h «all •r< Lead with the lighter color and «ay up on the np of the chnci edge to the ttem doc«i1 get too hcaty.

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Painting a One-Stroke Leaf

IliitMe load yxmr (Ut brmh »tth green ind other \ellow or »lute. With the greet! udcofthe bemh to the ooter edge of the leaf. posh down on the l»nvile* u> they 're bent alma* to the ferrule »ml begin your «troke

  • Lift the brmh as you »lide to the
  • Munt, ending up on the chhel edge of roar brmh. Now pull a stem into the leaf from the »me, leading with the lighter color.
  • Lift the brmh as you »lide to the
  • Munt, ending up on the chhel edge of roar brmh. Now pull a stem into the leaf from the »me, leading with the lighter color.
  • Aft you continue the stroke, turn the green aimer of the bruth toward uhere >ou »ant the up of the leaf to end la Oowum FBMMI *vh lfc*4 IV^Wi)

Creating a Natural Growth Pattern

1 you punt your kim and mcv cheek thai they ha*e 1 a namral loobog gro«th futtern to them. In thi* «ample, fon can tee that I've painted the leaie* going all in one din it**-. — ooc a namral look.

^ l té your finj^r* to irxixate the direction the W«tt are ém pomnnjf.

^ No» turn )wr hand to your fingrrt are pocnttng the . «über limuxm. Now you can »ee that you*H need to add tocnc leavet on the other tick of the tine.

Doesn't thi* look more natural1 Ail I did wat add a iew more onc-ttnAc leave» to the left tádc of the vioe.

lb paint a culyi Ithc protective leave* that grow up over — a flower bod), double load a «null flat brwh with green and a lighter color %uch as yellow. Touch the child edge at the base of the bud. leaning the lighter comer of the brush tow ard the top of the bud. Stroke upward art Kind the bud. Ixftinc up to the ch*d edge. Repeat on the «her sade of the bud

Curlicues and Calyxes

1 Curlicues, or tendnU of new growth, arc easy to paint with a umpt Imrr loaded with ink) paint (see page 14, "I/lading the Scnpt I oner Holding the brush handle perpendicular to the surface, brace sour pinky finger against the surface and itsove your whole arm in a smooth Arming mot***

^ I he center calys painted the umc way, Imt the stroke u «hotter — go only halfway up the bud.

4 Pull a Mem from beneath the bod and slide hack to yuur mam «me to connect.

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Painting Fern Leaves

1 Double load a vniil tl«! hru*h. mil paint the *tcm in the ^ 'lb taper cach leaflet toward the item end. lift hick up center I*uO fem leave* toward the «em by %unmg up — to the chml edge a* you get do»er to the Hem For nat-

an the cWI edge of the l*u*h. then |>c*hmg down on the ural l<*/ung fern*. overlap wane of the leaflet*, bmdev

Pattern* km ill of the project* in thit book are prundrd for you. 11k ciunt way lo trailer a pattern to )uur cfco-•en surface n to fint enlarge the pat-tern to the pmmtage goen <any photocopy center ran do this for vuu). Then place a pieor of (racing paper over the enlarged pattern Trace the pattern with a pea.

No* poMtum the tracing piper <»n ynor uirface and tape it diiwn in a icw place* with low - tack tape. Slide tome graphite paper in between the tracing pjpee and the »uriiev. mating »ore the graphite *»de w tow anl the *uriice.

l"*mg a *t>iu* or pelted, tracc ody the outer edge* of the de*ign\ numr rlvinrntv not all the littlr detail* Check ><wr work by lifting up a corner every once in a while to nuke tote you havro^ tni%«cd a Ime Kfftmve the graphite and the tracing piper, and vou're read*- to pum.*

Transferring the Pattern

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Decorative Furniture Painting

Child's Tall Chest

MATERIALS

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his tall, six-drawer chest is perfect for a child's little treasures. It suncd iHit as a plain« unfin-i%hed wood calwncr. I bought two wooden curtain finals, scrcwcd and glued the finials to the top, and painted the whole thing with two to three Ifcrecojt* of Wicker White, sanding lightly between coats. The designs painted on the drawer fronts and finiak arc so whimsical and easy to «to nw won't need a pattern. Just paint them freehand!

Paint Colorful

Designs

I Full) load inn 12 flat l»nnh with Berne» *n Cronn. ^ t'sing J Da 2 «rip* liner and ink) Sunflower. pull yel-Stamnp at the top edge «»I* the first drawer front, stroke Z low pinstripe» do«« the oile of the pink «tripes. Then downward to nuke pink stripes puU « wa»y ydow »tnpe down the center.

•> Foe the second drawer, full) load j -mch <l*mm> flat . with Sterling Woe Paint column» of angled checks from top to bottom, with each check touching the comer of the prcnou« check.

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  • Hamza
    How to paint fern leaves freehand?
    9 years ago

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