Painted Easter Basket Plaque
24 inches of 2inch wide Lace for Collar
These paints have been selected by the artist and are
used as a guideline to complete this project, you may use
any brand of paint in similar colors to get the same effect.
Palette: (Delta Ceramcoat) 2062 Maple Sugar 2036 Ivory
2484 Black Cherry 2411 Raw Sienna 2469 Antique Rose
2506 Black 2401 Light Ivory 2023 Brown Iron Oxide
2505 White 2049 Spice Brown
Brushes: (Loew Cornell)
7350-0 Liner 7120 -1/4 Rake 7300-4 Flat (Shader)
7300-8 Flat (Shader) 7150- 3/4 Wash 7400-1/2 Or 3/4 Angle
Seal your wood with your water based varnish. Let dry and apply the pattern (no details). Wash everything except the hands and hat with raw sienna. Use a rake brush and let it be a little streaky. The mouth is black cherry plus a touch of black. The muzzle and lower lip are light ivory. Transfer the remaining pattern details. Trace only those that you feel you need.
With your liner, pull raw sienna lines in from the edge towards the nose. Repeat using spice brown. Shade around the eye patches and inner ears with brown iron oxide. Using your liner brush, add feathery lines to eye patches and inner ears with ivory. Shade the base of the inner ear and pull gather strokes (floating vertical on chisel edge of brush) with antique rose. Add liner details with spice brown. Using your rake brush, stroke in some fur with thinned spice brown.
Shade around the eyes with raw sienna. The whites of the eyes are white, the iris is raw sienna and the pupil is black. Shade the top of the iris with brown iron oxide. Highlight the bottom with raw sienna plus white. Highlight the left side of the pupil with black plus white. Add white highlight strokes. Outline the eyes with a thin line of black and add black lashes.
Float the cheeks with ivory. Tint cheeks with a little antique rose. Add a highlight of white to each cheek. Shade above the cheeks, between the eye patches, the top of her forehead and chin with brown iron oxide.
Highlight the forehead with linework using maple sugar then ivory. Shade the nose with a mix of antique rose and black cherry. Highlight with antique rose plus white. Add a highlight stroke of light ivory. Highlight the muzzle with white and shade it with raw sienna. Wash the mouth with thinned raw sienna. Shade the side of the mouth with brown iron oxide and highlight the center with raw sienna plus light ivory. Wash the hands with raw sienna using your rake brush. While it is still wet, scratch in some spice brown. Shade the edges and separate the fingers with spice brown.
Varnish your wood with your favourite water based varnish. Glue the flowers on the hat were indicated. Glue the bunny into the basket with hot glue. Glue lace to her neck and add a button. Add excelsior and some goodies. Enjoy!
This project was contributed by Gloria Charest
Reproduction of this pattern including all instructions, line drawings and photographs by any means whatsoever including mechanical or electronic is strictly prohibited, other than to download and make one copy for personal use.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.