DECOR Cling Leaves Scarecrow Box by Laurie Speltz

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Painting Instructions
Board and Background – Base the box with Espresso.  Shade on either side of each groove with Soft Black.  Shade the edge again with Soft Black.  Load the DÉCOR Cling Leaves stamp with multiple colors.  I used Canyon Orange, Foliage Green, Avocado and Lemonade.  Load a large mushroom sponge with color and apply to stamp.  Add additional colors and overlap and mix as desired.  Stamp the image and repeat to cover the entire box surface.  Use the color photo as a reference.
Scarecrow Hat – Base with Camel and shade with Honey Brown and then again with Burnt Umber.  The hatband is based with Honey Brown and shaded with Espresso. The squares are Terra Cotta and shaded with Espresso.  Add dots with Avocado.  Base under the brim of the hat with Burnt Umber.  Shade with Soft Black.  Add the fine lines on the hat with Honey Brown and again with Buttermilk.  Use a fine liner brush or Fandango brush.  Make sure to dilute paint to ink consistency.  The patch is based with Avocado and shaded with Black Green.  Add dark lines with Black Green.  The light lines are based with Foliage Green.
Scarecrow Face – Base the scarecrow face with Toffee and shade with Sable Brown.  Shade again with Burnt Umber.  Dry brush the cheeks with Burnt Orange.  Base the nose with Canyon Orange.  Shade the nose with Burnt Orange and again with Espresso.  Base the eyes with Lamp Black.  Highlight the eyes with Light Buttermilk.  Add large dots on cheeks with Light Buttermilk.  The mouth is based with Burnt Umber.
Straw – The straw hair and straw on the hat is created using layers of lines.  I added lines of Burnt Umber, Camel and Buttermilk.  The straw coming out of the hat is Buttermilk.
Scarf – Base the scarf with Avocado.  Shade with Black Green and highlight with Foliage Green.  Highlight again with Lemonade.  Add larger plaid lines with Black Green.  Add small plaid lines with Foliage Green. 
Add ink details with a permanent ink pen.  Finish by shading around the scarecrow and hat as desired with Soft Black.  Spray with acrylic matte finish.  

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Also uses these supplies:

Grooved Slat Box - 11" x 11" x 1 1/2" Deep (Item #103230 Available from Cabin Crafters 800-669-3920)
DecoArt Acrylic Matte Finish
Black Permanent Ink Pen
Palette-DecoArt Americana
Toffee, Sable Brown, Espresso, Soft Black, Lamp Black, Light Buttermilk, Buttermilk, Camel, Honey Brown, Canyon Orange, Burnt Orange, Lemonade, Avocado, Foliage Green, Canyon Orange, Black Green
Brushes - Black Gold by Dynasty                                                               
Series# 206S Shader: 2,6,10
Series# 206FW Flat Glaze: 3/4"                                
Series# 206A Angular Shader: 1/2"
Series#206L Liner: 0, 1, 2                       
Series#206MSC Mini Script Liner: 20/0
Fandango Brush #6
Creative Coach Stencil Brushes

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