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Little Rascals

by Barb Halvorson

size 8 #20129. by DecoArt) Traditional Burnt Sienna #13223 Traditional Burnt Umber #13221 Warm White #13289 Winter Blue #13190 Yellow Ochre #13008 PURPLE MIXTURE: Lavender + a small amount of Lamp Black to darken. Basecoat the entire piece with Light French Blue + a touch of Driftwood. size 2 #20125. Using a brush that is too small will give too many brush marks. Brushes: Papillon by the Artist’s Club Comb. size ½” #20153 Liner. size ¼” #20152. if the brush is too large. size 12 #20131 Deerfoot Stippler Set #20167 Glaze Wash. size 0 #20146 Round. Sand again when dry. it will be difficult to paint the fine details. Basecoat the painting surface with one coat of Gesso. size ¾” #20102 Always use a brush that is compatible in size to the area that you are working on.Worn out soft flat brush. Transfer the main pattern lines using Gray Graphite Paper. #62763 Boardlines . Preparation: Sand the piece with a sanding pad. size 6 #20127. Supplies: DecoArt MultiPurpose Sealer #87392 Palette Paper Pad #70560 Large Sanding Pad.Little Rascals By Barb Halvorson Palette: DecoArt Americana Acrylics Black Forest Green #13083 Cadmium Orange #13508 Driftwood #13171 Lamp Black #13067 Lavender #13034 Light French Blue (*discon. Fine/Medium #70796 1” Foam Brush Set of 4 #70171 Tack Cloth #70104 Gray Graphite Paper #70141 DecoArt DuraClear Varnish – Matte #87395 DecoArt Drying Time Extender #83131 JoSonja White Gesso #83101 Paper Towels Foliage .Make line with liner or chisel edge of small comb brush. size 1 #20157 Shader. Sand lightly with the sanding pad. Seal the piece with DecoArt MultiPurpose Sealer. Surface: Brush Holder Box. Sand lightly again. Misc. size 10 #20130. 1 . Wipe away the dust with a tack cloth. add enough Warm White to lighten.

Paint the inside ears. There is a sample of this on the worksheet. the same direction you would pet an animal.WORKSHEET: I have painted a worksheet for you. Repeat this step if necessary. paint the lines of the eyes and pupils with Driftwood. Make sure you connect these to each other so that they are not floating in the air. This is mainly to form the edges of the tree clusters. Now. While this is still wet. The baby and the raccoon sitting up is Lamp Black and Warm White. Painting Instructions: Inside of the barn: Paint the dark open spaces of the barn with Lamp Black using a size 8 Shader brush. Foliage (left corner of the barn): follow the illustration: Start out with the purple mixture. This allows the lines to show up. Vary the length of the individual strokes and make sure you do not cover all the Burnt Sienna up. Leave narrow spaces unpainted to indicate body sections and remember to follow the natural hair growth pattern. the one crawling on the log has shades of brown worked into it. Hay under baby Raccoon: Basecoat the hay with Burnt Sienna with a size 1 Round brush. Raccoons: Before painting the raccoon remember to always paint animal fur in the direction it naturally grows. You will lose depth if the basecoat does not show through. Go around the branch and raccoons. Next. then Black Forest Green next to this. color-book in all of the raccoons including the baby. Next take a round brush and make a few individual leaves. paint the highlight with strokes of Yellow Ochre on top of this. Dry brush inside the barn with Driftwood using the same brush. Allow this to dry. Use a touch of Burnt Umber + Warm White and touches of Burnt Sienna here and there if desired. Tap with a Deerfoot brush. 2 . fill the inside and around the eyes with Lamp Black. Yellow Ochre follows + a touch of Cadmium Orange with a touch of Warm White. BLOCKING IN LIGHT AND DARK AREAS: Before painting the raccoons in solid with Lamp Black and Warm White. Follow the sample shown on the worksheet. Next add Burnt Sienna. A sample is illustrated for you on the worksheet. You can put the colors into it that you want but make sure that the colors are not directly on top of each other or they will make mud. Refer to it often as you paint this design. To make it easier for you I decided not to add limbs or branches but the leaves should still look like they belong to one cluster of foliage.

reds. very little detail. There are areas around the chest. I have placed larger grooves in the wood slots that separate the sections of brushes in the brush caddy. Use a ¼ inch comb brush vertically for the rest of the hair and a small round brush for the tail. the outside white trim around the ears. I added touches of browns in the tail. Make the knothole by leaving a dark space (Lamp Black) and painting colors around it. Make lines with the liner brush with thinned down paint and water using darker grey blue made by adding a little Lamp Black to the Light French Blue. BRANCH: Base the branch in with Traditional Burnt Umber with a size 12 Shader brush. Refer to the color photo. Chisel edge these board lines with heavier paint using the comb brush up and down. sienna’s. yellow. the nose and the black stripes in the tail with Lamp Black. the white in the tail. Black Forest Green. Highlight the branch using with the following colors added with a touch of Warm White. Notice. 3 . The lightest colors are in the center of the barn and the colors are Yellow Ochre + a touch of Warm White. When applying the base colors. Make sure the hair strokes are not even or do not look like you can count them. Remember to put a highlight on the nose with Light French Blue. For the most part. grooves. using Light French Blue + Warm White. notice spaces. in the boards. I used a liner and thinned the paint down with water. INDIVIDUAL HAIRS: Starting at the top of the head. stroke individual hairs between the ears and forehead. I have made only indications of feet. Burnt Sienna. Paint the outer edge of each ear with a slightly heavier coverage of Titanium White or Warm White using the size 2 Shader brush. stroke in the direction that the hairs would naturally be growing. Add a few brownish hairs with Burnt Umber on the white mask (forehead). The following areas are painted with Warm White: white mask. Add touches of browns in the second raccoon.the black face. Using the chisel edge of a comb brush add touches of Driftwood any colors that are in the background foliage. Make sure you do not make the board lines with even strokes. back of the leg where I used heavier application of paint. the muzzle. Add touches of Winter Blue here and there. Barn Boards: Take a size ¾” Glaze Wash brush and put one thin coat of Drying Time Extender over the entire barn. and golds anything that is in the barn. Lavender Mix at the very bottom. Feel free to experiment with oranges.

Racoon #1 Base log in Racoon #2 Whiskers: Thin paint to writing consistency. Finishing: Finish with DecoArt DuraClear Varnish – Matte. Thin the paint to writing consistency and use a liner brusher. Hold back on the brush and avoid pressing hard on the surface. Practice on palette paper before placing them on the raccoon. WHISKERS: Remember to add the whiskers to the raccoons. This will help you get nice thin lines. Chisel Colors in the with the chisel edge of a flat brush 4 .Very few older barns have perfect even lines.

. this box should measure 1” x 1” when printed. 5 To ensure your pattern is at 100%. Then fill with Lamp Black around eye.Pattern at 100% 1” x 1” Eye: Paint pattern lines.

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