FolkArt® HD™ Serene Seaside
- FolkArt® HD™ Paints:
- Baby Blue
- Burnt Umber
- Butter Pecan
- Calypso Sky
- Clear Medium
- Flow Medium
- Forest Moss
- Light Periwinkle
- Raw Sienna
- Ultramarine Blue
- Wicker White
- Yellow Ochre
- FolkArt® HD™ Brush Set (contains ¾” Scruffy, ¾” Flat, #10 Flat and #1 Script Liner)
- FolkArt® HD™ Brush Set (includes: 1” Flat, #16 Flat, and #4 Fan)
- FolkArt® HD™ Artist Palette and Disposable Paper
- FolkArt® HD™ Texture Tool Set
- FolkArt® HD™ Sponge Painters
- FolkArt® One Stroke™ Brush Caddy
- Wooden Shelf or Plaque
- Tracing Paper
- Dark Transfer Paper
- Fine Point Pencil, Stylus or Ballpoint Pen
- Paper Towels
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Transferring a Pattern:
Patterns may be reduced or enlarged on a photocopy machine to accommodate the size of your project.
Place a sheet of tracing paper over the printed paper pattern. Using a fine point pencil, trace over the pattern lines to create a line drawing, OR you may wish to use the printed pattern.
To transfer the pattern to the dry, prepared surface, loosely tape the pattern at the top two corners of the project surface to prevent it from slipping.
Slip a sheet of dark transfer paper between the pattern and the canvas surface.
Re-trace the pattern lines using a stylus, pencil or ballpoint pen.
Tips for Transferring Patterns:
Background painting or basecoating should be completed and fully dry before transferring patterns.
Use dark transfer paper for a light surface and white transfer paper for a dark surface.
Refer to the Seaside Worksheets for instructions and practicing. Place clear plastic wrap over the worksheets and practice the strokes before painting the final surface.
Double loading means using one color of paint on one half of the bristles and a second color on the other half, then stroking the brush back and forth to slightly mix the colors!
Sky: load the flocked texture tool head with Baby Blue, Light Periwinkle and a touch of Wicker White. Then add a touch of Flow Medium to help the paint flow. Start at the top of the surface, and with a side to side motion, paint the sky. Streaks of each color should show.
Horizon: add a touch of Ultramarine Blue to the dirty texture tool head and paint the horizon line.
Water: add Calypso Sky and Butter Pecan and paint the water.
Beach: load the second flocked texture tool head with Sunflower and Yellow Ochre. Using a side to side motion, fill in the beach area. Occasionally pick up a touch of Raw Sienna to vary the color and to add texture.
Sand: use the #16 Flat Brush with Clear Medium and Raw Sienna or Burnt Umber on one corner. Using the flat side of the brush, and keeping the dark paint against the edge of the water, darken the beach to indicate wet sand.
Clouds and Water:
Clouds: load the #4 Fan with Wicker White. Tap lightly using the edge of the bristles to paint the clouds.
Waves: using the same brush and paint, add a few waves to the water, angling them to match the water’s edge.
Double load the ¾” Flat Brush with Clear Medium, Forest Moss and Raw Sienna. Using the chisel edge and leading with Raw Sienna, pull long grass from the left to the right. Occasionally, flip the brush over and lead with Forest Moss to vary the color.
All blades of grass should bend slightly in the same direction, with a few bending over completely.
Posts: double load the ¾” Flat Brush with Burnt Umber and Wicker White. Using the chisel edge of the brush, and leading with Wicker White, paint the posts.
Using the same brush and colors, add a touch of Wicker White to the chisel edge and use the chisel edge to add highlights to one side of each post.
Load the #1 Script Liner with Burnt Umber, and add a tiny circle on the top of each post. Add two curved lines to the posts, to indicate wire wrapped around them. These lines should be the same height on each post.
Wire: Load the same brush with a mix of Clear Medium and Burnt Umber and paint the wire between the posts.