Drawer Chest with Florals

MATERIALS

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hn che%t remind* mc a little tat of some old pieces I have wi around that aren't too pretty anymore and need to lie given new life. The chest in the picture is actually a new, unfinished wood piece I bought that came with its own metal stand. I replaced the knobs that were on the drawer* with clear glass knobs from a home improvement center. And the subtle "faux finish." which wa% actually applied after the basecoat Imt before the floral designs, can help hide any slight dents or scratchcs in the wood.

Patterns For Flowers on 3-Drawer

Chest

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Paint an Easy "Faux Finish "

1 First sand your turtlec to a smooth finnh. Start with the top of the chest and batecoat with Wicker White, two to three com, sanding lietween each coat. Put Butter Pecan and Italian Sage on your palette Dampen sour sponge roller in dean water, then roll into the two colors randomly hut don't blend. Have a ptece of dear plaitk wrap ready.

2 Roll the two colors onto the surface, covering o small area at a time. IXmt roll too much, you don\ want your colors to blend

31 *av a pacce of dear plastic wrap down cner the paint and pat it down I hint tfaooth «Hit the wrinkles Lift, and if needed, lay back down to cover all areas painted. Pull off the wrap

41 leres how the "faux finish" look» — its not too uniform It ha« a random, aged look.

Paint Branches and Leaves

Flnatmg Mcdtum <« your brush and fill in cluster* of ev en smaller one-stroke leare* Pull sterns mto the learn wWi a no. 2 script liner.

Flnatmg Mcdtum <« your brush and fill in cluster* of ev en smaller one-stroke leare* Pull sterns mto the learn wWi a no. 2 script liner.

11-oad a X-inch (I^mm) list with Raw L'mbcr and Wicker White. Then pick up Floating Medium if needed. Paint the hranchc* around the perimeter using the chisel edge of the brush. Keep the brandies loose and flowing. Fill in with additional branches Take a *-inch <!9mm) flat double loaded with Mushroom and Thacket and dip the Thicket corner into Raw I'm her Paint all the large lease«, then stan adding smaller oc*c-*troke lease* with a no. 12 flat and the same colors.

^ Paint s-en small shadow lease* with Mushroom and Floating Medium double loaded on a no. 6 flat. PiaJI stein* mu» the shadow lease* with the same colors oo a script liner.

Add Pink Flowers

1 Uttag a no. 12 flat cW.lc loaded with Martxm and Add a flower hud hen: ami there, ttrnbng a partial petal

1 Wicker White, puth down, w »jciele ami lift the broth to — on the UkA of the bud jMint each petal in a tea-shell thape. Keep the white on the outer edge, and punt rive to ut petal* 6»r each blotsocn

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5"" 'lo paml the flower ccntcn. loid a no 2 tenpt Imcr with Burnt Umber then drag the bristlet through a puddle of »bite paint. Dot the center! wuh the tip of the hnulcv

3 Layer partial petals to build the bud. always keeping the white side of your brush tow aid the top edge.

4 .Add a little green base to each bud with Th>cirs and Raw I'mbcr on the chnd edge of your no 12 flat. Make little snuies to attach the Mcitn

Paint White Blossoms

Pounce center» in with i uiull — «cruffy hnnh loaded «ith Yellow

ITTw white Mottom« are larger Hun the pink ocies but they're pointed with the «me technique. Doable load Muthrtwm *ul \ Vicier White i no. 12 flat to paint the peuK jg am keeping the »hite «de of the kcuth towird the outer €¿$t oí rich peul

Pounce center» in with i uiull — «cruffy hnnh loaded «ith Yellow

3 With the «me tcrnfiy bn*h. pounce into Thicket intl Sunfkmcr on your palette, then light))- pounce on top of the Yellow i K hxe centrr.

Purple and Yellow Blossoms

y An r»y wiy to paim nice round centers is to tooeh tbe — end </ y«*ir bru«h hamlle into Sunftower. then duc each hlowom centcr uith tlie tip of the handle.

1Tb paint thc purplr Uouoits*. doublc load Dark Plum and Wickcr Whitc *m a no \2 tiit. Sun on thc chfad cdge. pu*h down oci thc bmüct and paint a tightly cuto!. trardrop-duped peta! with thc white to ihc outside edge, l.ift liad up lo iKc dusel edge to complete thc pe tal Strokc fisc oe more pctaU for each blonom.

y An r»y wiy to paim nice round centers is to tooeh tbe — end </ y«*ir bru«h hamlle into Sunftower. then duc each hlowom centcr uith tlie tip of the handle.

With inks- Burnt t mber on a no. 2 «chpt liner, touch the center and pull little stamens outward.

ITo paint the ye lio w Armer», load Yellow Ochre and Wicker White on a no 12 flat. Keep the Yellow Ochre ttvwanl the outer edge of the petals. Stroke thc viroe a* fcir the purple flcmerv but leave more «pMt between petals (ot a more open bloisom.

With inks- Burnt t mber on a no. 2 «chpt liner, touch the center and pull little stamens outward.

1 With the same brush, stroke through Wickcr White on your palette, then ifcx the ends of each itaancn.

1 With the same brush, stroke through Wickcr White on your palette, then ifcx the ends of each itaancn.

Trumpet Vine

^ lo dupe the front ot the «^»ciung. me the %ame hnnh — and %tart a little louer over the hack pan. Wiggle the hrudi. with the «tute edge toward the top.

ITo nil »-jhcfy to the flow*? iHjpcx. (xjiiii «w pink flower* with Popp Red and Wicker White diob&r koded on a no. 12 (Ut. Wiggle the white edge of the fcrosh up» ard to thapc the buck part of the opening

^ lo dupe the front ot the «^»ciung. me the %ame hnnh — and %tart a little louer over the hack pan. Wiggle the hrudi. with the «tute edge toward the top.

*> Nuw poll the teush straight down on iw <hncl edge tu 1 Pimt three four long cunwg %tamrm on each blo»-J fifl m the re%t of the front petal » toci »Ith ink> i locket on a no. 2 wnpt liner. Start at the top of the «tarnen and pull hack toward the opemng.

• IX* the up of each stamen with J Wicker White and VeSoo Ochre on >uor Knpc liner.

Blue Flowers

1ITie*e trse-pctal blue flower* ire painted with a combination of Night Sky and Wider White on * no. 12 flat. Keeping Night Sky to the outer edge, stroke upward to the pmr.t. then pull hack down on the other tide. Add j couple of bud* in different stages of opening, using the uinc stroke.

^ Dot in center* with j no. 2 senpt L liner double loaded with Yellow Light ind Wicker White

3 Here'» bow the top of the che%* look* with all the hlosvitm and lease* finished I added some curlicue* <»l new stem growth with ink)* Thicket on a no. 2 script bncr.

Little Butterflies

IIXwWc load a Do. IT flat with Widcer White and Yellow ^ Pxk up more piim And use the umc stroke co oserijp Ochre. Stan cm the chisel edge. pu*h down oo the ben- — the back »mg *ith the front wing, des ind lift liack up to ioem the brye liaci wing.

> Leading with Wider White on the chisel edge, jutnt - the bottom luck wing, then overlap with the bottom front wing.

r For the butterfly's antenna», use the »ame brash with - inky Burnt L'mber and make light, rawing «trokcv

4 With ink)- Burnt L'mher on a no. 2 senpt Imer. touch with the up of the bru»h to form the head. Then lift up and pull away co form the body

6 If you «ish. )x»u can outline each wing with the came Iwush and inky Burnt l'mber.

r For the butterfly's antenna», use the »ame brash with - inky Burnt L'mber and make light, rawing «trokcv

Bumblebee

With a no. I tcript liner ami inly Burnt Umber. male — little parallel stroke* to form furry %inpea on the body.

IThc both of the bumblebee » painted with Yellow Odire on a no. 6 flat. Dot the head on «rith Burnt Umber ITaen load a no * flat with Wicker White and «trokc no hack and front ump, the ume it the butterfly.

With a no. I tcript liner ami inly Burnt Umber. male — little parallel stroke* to form furry %inpea on the body.

^ Use a no. 2 uript liner and inky Burnt Umber to out-- line and %trofcc %em* on the wmgv Ixt dry-. Soften the wing color with a l»t of In» Gold Metallic (or (¿old Reflecting Medium).

4 For the antenna» and leg*, u*c inky Burnt Umber <m a no. 2 wnpt liner. Keep a light touch co achieve these rety fine bnev

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A Dragonfly and a Moth

1 lx»ad a no. 6 flat with Raw I'mUr and a little Thicket -) Stroke on long. osal wmg* with a no. * flat folly losJetl

1 and paint the fcwh of the dragonfly. Sun with your L w«h Wicker inc. then «ade loaded into Raw Umber bnah flit tor the widest pan. then turn »ml lift up to the Keep the Raw Umber on the outer edges Let dry chnel edge lor the narrower oil.

1 lx»ad a no. 6 flat with Raw I'mUr and a little Thicket -) Stroke on long. osal wmg* with a no. * flat folly losJetl

1 and paint the fcwh of the dragonfly. Sun with your L w«h Wicker inc. then «ade loaded into Raw Umber bnah flit tor the widest pan. then turn »ml lift up to the Keep the Raw Umber on the outer edges Let dry chnel edge lor the narrower oil.

^ AiU detail» to the dragonfly. like antennas wing vein* 1 To paint a little moth, use the same colon at ¿or the - stripe» «a the body, uvng the umc colors and tech- I dragonfly. Paint tlie moth\ bod> ftnt. then add wing* tuques as (or the bumblebee. »ad antennas.

Finished Top of Chest

Here» how the fop erf the chot look» with all the (km in place jiuI the little mKvt» Kiainc ofuurvi I think the little critter» give« dm fare! iesign the feci vi a teal garJen tn the heicht of uanmer

Completed Drawer Fronts

The three drawer front» arc painted with the unw floeal elcmenti as the top of the cheit. just kiip th«n to fit ihe sire *r»J %hjpc of yoor cheat c4 4Irmn Alter all pamtin* b luifcthed. »e*l the entire chnt with two to three coat» d wjcerhaKO vuin %amoh. 1 *Ucd clear crptal drawer pull» foe a touch of elecmce

Flowers and Birds on 2-Door Cabinet

MATERIALS

ny r\-pc of old or new tu o-door storage cabinet you may have would »oik foe tlu* design. 1 love the way the black background dramatizes the bnght colors of the birds and flowcrv *I*he cabinct» feet are actually wooden curtain finials I found at a home store and painted black. They add a touch of sophistication and flair, and give the cabinet a lighter look.

Pattern for Left Door

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Bird's Nest and Vines

I'wng a -inch (I'lnmi Bar doutilc Voided with Sun — iVrner and Thicket, punt the smes wound the nest, «rokany upward from the l«ittc«u- Paint the sines«» the hinging feeder stroking down from the uy

1 IWnu< the enure cahmct with I jcnrice. \xi it dry, 1 then transfer the patterns onto the two door front*. To paint the kwrift neu. lavr <«i a white aiea U* the mode of the ne*t With a no IJ tin double loaded with Wicker White an«! Burnt Lmber. o»e the chisel edge oi the hnA to jumt littJe twigs around and innusd «o form the neu Paint the hanging vtno u-»th the %ame chisel-edge stnAr*

I'wng a -inch (I'lnmi Bar doutilc Voided with Sun — iVrner and Thicket, punt the smes wound the nest, «rokany upward from the l«ittc«u- Paint the sines«» the hinging feeder stroking down from the uy

  • gt; With the uidt i »rush am! cokev add Floating Meibom i Pouchy tt iivr*% on the feeder i anmutig the Ixrd) with a - and (Mini m the grasses and stems with upwird anAo of I Urge tcnifiy brmh multi-loaded wnh Raw L'mber, the Irwk. Be ture to stay up m the chwd edge and mmt Thicket and Wicker White, your whok arm to *hmc an air), natural look.
  • gt; With the uidt i »rush am! cokev add Floating Meibom i Pouchy tt iivr*% on the feeder i anmutig the Ixrd) with a - and (Mini m the grasses and stems with upwird anAo of I Urge tcnifiy brmh multi-loaded wnh Raw L'mber, the Irwk. Be ture to stay up m the chwd edge and mmt Thicket and Wicker White, your whok arm to *hmc an air), natural look.
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Leaves and Details

~ Pa^it the dmy leaic* with lluclct. j lot of Floating X Fill in the rot uf the Icatc* «hi lioth %tno with Thictei. - Medium and a Irttle Sunflower. with the Similiter I ) Ydlow Light and Moating Medium.

MinJ the outer edgr« hccautc oe the dark KkLgonmil

7 Paint coon kernel* m the feeder with Sunflower and Yclkm Ochre pounmJ on wtth a «crafty. Then go hack in with a no. 6 flat and Sunflower and make individual kernel», ocomqo-all) |ucking up a link Burnt I'rchcr im >uur lirudi fur variety, To punt the ctjg* in the not, load a no. 12 flat with Night Sky and Wickcr White and punt the egg in the back fint, then the two in front. Keep rhe \ighr Sky toward the «water edge lo create the ferry uisxic of the nc*t, (wiuixe a «maJl •crafty loaded with Burnt L'mber. Raw t'ltdter and WickcT UTwtc fwct «d bm5..» mw ( jun ii

Paint the Bluebird

ISci up Wicker While on ihc umc brush and paint the Muchird't cheekv

Begin the bluebird with the head and back. I>oohJe load a do. 12 flat with Pcnwmkie and Night Sky. Pami the bra«! with Night Sky to ihr outer edge

( ) Stroke down the tduebmft boci with the flat of the ' brush, ending up %\n the thaw) etlge.

Begin the bluebird with the head and back. I>oohJe load a do. 12 flat with Pcnwmkie and Night Sky. Pami the bra«! with Night Sky to ihr outer edge

ISci up Wicker While on ihc umc brush and paint the Muchird't cheekv

( ) Stroke down the tduebmft boci with the flat of the ' brush, ending up %\n the thaw) etlge.

U The tail feathrrs arc parted with Night Sky *nd Wicker White. Put! from the longest tail ¿rather back toward the U«ly, staying up cm tlic clusel edge of die brush

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1 X To pa.ni the front win*. lead yxmr flat brush with 1 - Add i byer ..f «niter ieathen with I'crminUc *jd

10 N*h< Sky. Periwinkle ami Wicker White and HI a 1 / Wcfar Whkc on the umc brush. pulling the Pen-!<** ut,^ urote. osrrbpping the back wing. winkle toward the wmgs outer edge.

Finish the front wuq* with a cnuplc im»re laycn iA Periwinkle and Wicker White.

Now pick up Yellow Light and Wickcr White on the umc brush for the second bier of feathers.

frim the —. cjtsrf two WuehmH ihr umc my vrnnc the Mine color*. Rctncmlier to paint the frathen underneath bw. Sun with the tad feather«, then the Wt wing, then the rifbt.

")/ V Load a nix I wnpt liner with Burnt t'mlier and add L\ 'a neck hand* e>e and licak with short nrcAx*

1 Dot m an eje with I xockc. and whf white highlight* — J on the eye and beak.

")/ V Load a nix I wnpt liner with Burnt t'mlier and add L\ 'a neck hand* e>e and licak with short nrcAx*

1 Dot m an eje with I xockc. and whf white highlight* — J on the eye and beak.

Daisies and Morning Glories

7 1 To paint the pink morning glorie*, double load Rose — 1 Shanmer ami Wider While on a no \2 flax. Keeping the Roie Shimmer id the outude edge, begin painting the scaUop shape of the trumpet, creating little •point*" with sour brush a* )«hi go.

" Cúmplele the entire trumpet, wuglmg sour brush to — J make the scallopcd edge and keqnng tl»e Rose Shimmer to the outside

Paint yellow dame* with School ~ J Bo* Yellow. VcUow Ochre and Uldtcr White on a no. 10 flu. Pull the petal» uv* ml the áéty center* on ihe open flower*. For the Inidv pull the petal* toward the *tetm.

Wipe <xat earn* yetlow on jnur brush ami pick up Wicker White. Repeat tlie *ansc *troke* far the white daisies. Pounce in the center* With Burnt L'mlier and Sunflower on a *nuD scnifly hni*h.

7 1 To paint the pink morning glorie*, double load Rose — 1 Shanmer ami Wider While on a no \2 flax. Keeping the Roie Shimmer id the outude edge, begin painting the scaUop shape of the trumpet, creating little •point*" with sour brush a* )«hi go.

" Cúmplele the entire trumpet, wuglmg sour brush to — J make the scallopcd edge and keqnng tl»e Rose Shimmer to the outside lSnuftmt Ftnwm «uh tSmi IV. »«m

> School Bui Yellon and Tbidct. hiD ifcmvtwin! %tn>kcs to paint the csntsr oí throat

S Use the chxiel edge of the wnr t«nnh to add drraks ^ With the «une douMe-k«ded hcWi, mn it each _ » ) to the ihn «at of the flower fnnn the center outward. — / p«nm of the flower and poll the »hite corner of the

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S Use the chxiel edge of the wnr t«nnh to add drraks ^ With the «une douMe-k«ded hcWi, mn it each _ » ) to the ihn «at of the flower fnnn the center outward. — / p«nm of the flower and poll the »hite corner of the

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> School Bui Yellon and Tbidct. hiD ifcmvtwin! %tn>kcs to paint the csntsr oí throat

-)( ) * ,n**h UP ^ 04 ^ <^buiet with little twnlilcbcc« and J liuttetfly or — ' two. '¡"he tiumbkbces' I»odies are Yeöow Ochre and Ikinu I'mber. their ire Wider White. Ilie liuftrrlks « irçs are Pcnwmkk and Wider White, and the h«*f> r* Ijarwt. See paf» 41-45 for painting mttnictaoa* fur the insects

Dogwood Blossoms

<>n the top ofthe cabinet I painted j branch of pinl dogw«-»d bluHwttm. I)«Mihlr Ion! a no. 12 flat with Poppy Red and Wiclrr White. HoliLng uhitr m the miter edge, *tnAc four large petal» with a »mall indentation at the center of the eune.

^ 1 With a small %cruffy broth double loaded with Yellow . J 1 Ochre and Hurnt Onnine, pounce i»n the dojprood centers.

<>n the top ofthe cabinet I painted j branch of pinl dogw«-»d bluHwttm. I)«Mihlr Ion! a no. 12 flat with Poppy Red and Wiclrr White. HoliLng uhitr m the miter edge, *tnAc four large petal» with a »mall indentation at the center of the eune.

^ 1 With a small %cruffy broth double loaded with Yellow . J 1 Ochre and Hurnt Onnine, pounce i»n the dojprood centers.

Load a no. 2 «cript liner with inly Burnt Canntnc Pull *ein» fnien the center out on each petal.

  • I.old a nn. ft flat »nth Floating Medium, then »ade load Burnt Carmine and »hade the little tndrntaOun» on the four petal«.
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Load a no. 2 «cript liner with inly Burnt Canntnc Pull *ein» fnien the center out on each petal.

^ I.old a nn. ft flat »nth Floating Medium, then »ade load Burnt Carmine and »hade the little tndrntaOun» on the four petal«.

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To Jrtw up the side funcb of the caluoet. you cookl add iny oi mUtVmcf >ou like. I |uinicd a tedum hecauae 1 like the lacy loofc oi the Ulrnrnmn. With a ¿-inch ll«>nm) fljt double loaded with Sunflimer ami Thicket plua Floating Medium. jmll ttemlct* and large k¿%ex holding the tellow to the outer edge of the leave*

1 ~ l ung a Urge *cniffy bewh dou-JJ Me loaded with Yellow tkhrr and Wicker Wlute, pounce on the arch duped btr*tom of the *c«lum. kccpcnjr it bghc and airy. Ibghiight »here the aem louche* the stnnkt* with a littk bit uf yefiuw.

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