Instructions- Please take a moment to review the instructions on all product packaging before beginning your project.
Tips & Techniques-
1. Once you have your background in place apply a coat of matte varnish to the surface. This will protect the work you have already done plus allow for easy clean-up for the next step.
2. When using paint on stamps it is important that you do not overload the image. Pour a puddle of paint out on the palette. Using the smallest end of the make-up sponge tap into the paint, pounce the sponge on a clean area of the palette. When you look at the bottom of the sponge it should be covered by paint but you should still be able to see the texture of the sponge. Now quickly pounce the loaded sponge over the entire image and stamp it on the surface. If you don't like what you have stamped simply wipe it off with a wet wipe! Since you already have a coat of varnish on the surface, it will clean up easily.
3. Clean-up is easiest if done immediately after you use the stamps. Simply clean with soap and water and use an old toothbrush to get into the crevices. If you cannot or forget to clean the stamp right away spray the stamp with rubbing alcohol and let sit a few minutes. Then clean with soap and water as usual.
4. Stamp the floral image on a piece of white cardstock and cut out. Use this template to block out unwanted elements around your design and to help with pattern placement. I like to have at least 2 templates to work with when designing.
1. Sand the surface to smooth any rough areas or edges. Wipe off dust.
2. Using a sea wool sponge apply the base color with Warm White and Citron Green, for a soft mottled look. Let dry.
3. Apply one coat of matte varnish to protect surface, let dry.
4. Position Tulip stamp onto handle and stamp image onto the clock surface, refer to Tips & Techniques Steps 2 and 3 above for more detailed instructions. See photo for placement.
5. Wipe stamp off with wet wipe and set aside.
6. Position coordinating medallion stamp onto handle and stamp using Deep Burgundy. HINT- Use your mask to protect what you have already stamped.
7. Wipe stamp off with wet wipe and set aside.
8. Using the 1" mop/oval brush, apply a wash of Hauser Light Green to all areas outside of the tulips. Let dry.
9. Using the 1" angle brush shade around the tulips with Dark Hauser Green.
10. Reinforce the shade with a brush mix of Dark Hauser Green + Deep Burgundy.
11. Using the 1" mop brush wash the tulips with Tangelo Orange.
12. Shade using an angle brush, appropriate for the size of the petal with Primary Red.
13. Reinforce shade with Deep Burgundy.
14. Load a #3 round brush, with Tangelo Orange, tip into white and pull a stroke from the tip of the petal towards the base. Make sure you cover the stamped line. Lift the brush as you go and extend the stroke no more than half way down the petal. Follow the curve of the petal using the shade lines from the stamped image as your guide.
15. Reload brush after 1-2 strokes. Clean the brush after each petal, continue until all petals are done.
16. Load a #3 round in Tangelo Orange and tip into white, over-stroke as needed to make petals brighter and whiter. This will bring the petals forward and make them more prominent. This should be done sparingly.
17. Finish with 2 coats of Matte Varnish, let dry. Enjoy!