Tuesday, September 9, 2014

DIY Dog painting project


Paint your own furry friend! Laser cut wooden shapes offer lots of painting opportunities. Find this dog shape plus many more animals online at www.stockade.ca.

Continue reading for full plan instructions.

Instructions:
Dog by Cindy Dawson

Supplies:


DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint:
  • Burnt Sienna #7063
  • Raw Sienna #7093
  • Burnt Umber #7064
  • Soft Black #7155
  • Golden Straw #7168
  • Sand #7004

Miscellaneous Supplies:
  • Multi-Purpose Sealer #DS917
  • Eversand Sanding Pad #ES400
  • Transfer paper #GP120A
  • Stylus #PK090
  • Varnish of choice (we used Satin #DS921)

Brushes used:
  • #20/0 Script Liner #G585200
  • 1/4" Angular #G16014
  • 1/4" Filbert #G93014

Preparation:
  • Sand and seal wood piece.

Painting Instructions:
  • Using the 1/4" Angular, basecoat cat with Burnt Sienna.
  • Lightly transfer the pattern.
  • Sideload the Angular brush with Burnt Umber and shade under the jaw, mouth, nose, ear, leg separations, under the belly, top of the paws and the base of the tail.
  • With Soft Black and the Script Liner, paint the nose and outline the eye.
  • Paint the fur using the Filbert Comb. Thin each paint colour with water so it flows easily from the bristles. Always start with the darketst colours, working up to the lightest: Raw Sienna, Golden Straw and Sand.
  • Dot Burnt Umber "freckles" on the muzzle, then use the Script Liner with Sand to paint the whiskers and highlight the dot in the eye.

Finishing:
  • Varnish with two coats of varnish. Let dry.



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