Pop Hydrangea Ledger Script Plaque by Deb Antonick
• Seal the Surface with Gesso. Let dry, sand lightly.
• Basecoat with Warm White.
• Optionally, I like to lightly drag the ink pad along the edges for a distressed took.
• Stamp the Hydrangea image onto paper and cut out for use as a mask.
• Stamp the Hydrangea image onto the surface using the stazOn or Ranger Archival Black ink
• Adhere the cut out image, with a piece of tape, over the stamped image to create a mask.
• Stamp the flowerpot. Remove mask.
• Stamp remaining images.
• Randomly stamp the background with the Ledger stamp.
• Use the Micron Pen to darken any imperfect stamp lines.
• Trace on the lettering. Ink with the Identi-pen. Paint with Carbon Black.
• Seal the entire surface now with DecoArt Matte Medium.
*Apply a coat of Matte Medium over the entire surface, let dry. I do this after stamping my images
so that the background is sealed. I can then wipe the paint off if I make a mistake and not mess up the
I painted all the images with very light washes of the DecoArt Fluid Acrylics using the IPC Small Point
Blender. I build up the shading colors by using the Fluid Acrylics at full strength with the 3/8” Angular
shading brush. Keeping the paint to the tip of the brush, it is easy to tuck the stronger color into the
corners to create depth. Use the Soft Flat Top to soften the floats.
The Fluid Acrylics dry quick so it is easy to add tints of other colors.
*After I paint my first soft colors, I like to add another thin coat of the DecoArt Matte Medium. It dries
quickly and any paint added over the Matte Medium can be wiped off with a baby wipe without
removing the paint below.
• Shade the around the images and the outside of the plaque with Cobalt Teal Hue.
• Deepen shading with Cobalt Turquoise Hue.
• Shade around the centers with Quinacridone Red or some and Quinacridone Violet on others.
• Shade the edges of the petals with Cobalt Teal Hue.
• Deepen the shading around the centers with the same colors.
• Shade the Tips again with Phthalo Turquoise.
• Dot the centers with Hansa Yellow Medium.
• Paint the leaves with a wash of Yellow Green Light.
• Shade with Yellow Green Light full strength.
• Deepen shading with Phthalo Green Yellow.
• Highlight the tips with Hansa Yellow Medium.
• Paint with a wash of Raw Sienna.
• Shade with Raw Sienna full strength.
• Deepen shading with Burnt Sienna
• Highlight with Hansa Yellow Medium.
• Deepen shading with Burnt Umber
• Shade the body with Raw Sienna with Titanium White
• Deepen shading with Burnt Sienna.
• Paint the bodies with Hansa Yellow Medium, Cobalt Teal Hue and Quinacridone Red.
• Paint the wings with Titanium White.
• Paint over the wings with clear glitter paint. I used DecoArt Holographic Illusions Crystal Ball.
Also uses these supplies:
6” Tall x 7.5” Wide arched sign board.
Available from www.paintingwithdeb.ca
Ranger Archival or StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad
Note: recommended when using Matte Medium as the ink will not smear.
Paints and Mediums:
DecoArt Media: Matte Medium, Gesso
DecoArt Acrylic: Warm White
DecoArt Holographic Illusions Crystal Ball (or any clear glitter)
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: Cobalt Teal Hue, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Titanium White, Yellow
Green Light, Phthalo Green Yellow, Quinacridone Violet, Carbon Black, Phthalo Turquoise, Hansa
Yellow Medium, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Quinacridone Red.
Brushes: set available from www.paintinwithdeb.ca
Dynasty Eye of the Tiger 3/8” Angular shader, Dynasty IPC Medium Flat top Mop, Dynasty IPC Small
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