FolkArt® HD™ Tropical Palms Welcome Sign
- FolkArt® HD™ Paints:
- Yellow Ochre
- Burnt Sienna
- Burnt Umber
- Berry Wine
- Hauser Green Medium
- Clear Medium
- FolkArt® HD™ Brushes and Tools:
- Brush Set (includes: 3/4” Scruffy, 3/4” Flat, #10 Flat and #1 Script Liner)
- Background and Texture Tool Kit
- Artist Palette and Disposable Paper
- Botanicals for the Home by Donna Dewberry
- FolkArt® One Stroke™ Brush Caddy
- Hanging Tavern Sign by Demis Wood Products
- Fine Grade Sandpaper
- Tracing Paper
- White Transfer Paper
- Fine Point Pencil, Stylus or Ballpoint Pen
- Paper Towels
- Tack Cloth
You may wish to follow the detailed instructions and view the worksheets available in No. 9905 Botanicals for the Home instruction book.
Sand any rough areas of the wooden welcome sign using a fine grade sandpaper.
Wipe away any excess dust using a tack cloth or moistened paper towel.
Use the FolkArt HD Texture Tool with the flocked head.
Apply a 50 cent size amount of Clear Medium onto the palette, along with Yellow Ochre, Berry Wine, and Burnt Sienna.
Load your Texture Tool with Clear Medium and brush into Yellow Ochre, then Berry Wine and a touch of Burnt Sienna.
Begin painting the wooden surfaces of the oval plaque and its holder, using random strokes and varying color to create interest.
Allow background to dry completely before transferring pattern.
Transferring a Pattern:
To transfer the pattern to the dry, prepared surface, loosely tape the pattern at the top to prevent it from slipping.
Slip a sheet of transfer paper between the pattern and the surface.
Re-trace the pattern lines using a stylus, pencil or a ballpoint pen.
Use page 22, Palm Tree Worksheet of No. 9905 Botanicals for the Home as a painting reference.
Double load the 3/4” Flat Brush with Yellow Ochre and Burnt Umber. Using the chisel edge of the brush, paint a wiggle stroke holding the brush so that the Yellow Ochre is to the bottom of the stroke.
Layer the rows from the bottom to the top. With each stroke upwards, paint the row smaller as you near the top.
Load the 3/4” Flat Brush with Clear Medium; add a touch of Licorice to one corner. Using the flat side of the brush and keeping the Licorice against the outer edge of the trunk, paint a cast shadow along both sides of the trunk.
Palm Fronds and Grasses:
Double load the 3/4” Flat Brush with Hauser Green Medium and Thicket. Using the chisel edge of the brush and leading with Thicket, paint the spines of each palm frond; painting from the top of the palm tree outwards.
Using the same brush and colors, pull thin fronds on each side of the spines. To create darker fronds, flip the brush to lead with the lighter color.
Paint the grass using the same brush and color combinations. Use more pressure to make the grass blades wider than the palm fronds.
Load the #10 Flat Brush with Hauser Green Medium and paint the words or numbers of your choice.
Load the #10 Flat Brush with Thicket and paint along the letters and numbers to create a shadow.