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Snowball Blessings

by Deb Antonick (Inspired by Terrye French)

When Drybrushing. siz 4 #20126. blend out on palette paper then wipe and excess paint off on a paper towel. Use the brush on its side and scrub side to side or up and down. Supplies: DecoArt Snow Writer #83207 Glamour Dust #83194 DecoArt Starlight Varnish #83197 DecoArt MultiPurpose Sealer #87392 Snowflake Background Stencil #70815 Soft Grip Embossing & Stylus – set of 3 #70125 DecoArt Acrylic Spray Sealer/Finisher . The brush must be dry. Lightly scrub the surface to apply the color. Drybrushing: I drybrush all of my highlights unless otherwise mentioned. To start. size ½” #20111. size ½” #27179 Tips & Techniques: Tip: Refer to the color photo for shading and detail placement. it is great for cleaning the brush between colors. size ¼” #20109 Shader. Start soft then press harder depending how much 1 . not a wet palette as the moisture will get into the brush and make the paint go on smudgy.Snowball Blessings By Deb Antonick (Inspired by Terrye French) Palette: DecoArt Americana Acrylics Blue Chiffon #13193 Buttermilk #13003 Dioxazine Purple #13101 Foliage Green #13259 Lamp Black #13067 Light Buttermilk #13164 Margarita #13541 Napa Red #13165 Purple Cow #13262 Royal Purple #13150 Warm White #13239 Wedgewood Blue #13038 Winter Blue #13190 Burnt Sienna #13063 Cinnamon Drop #13544 Electric Pink #13231 Hauser Dark Green #13133 Leaf Green #13051 Lilac #13032 Mocha #13060 Prussian Blue #13138 Raw Sienna #13093 Soft Heather #13542 Watermelon Slice #13557 Whispering Turquoise #13537 Zinc #13539 Surface: Small Arched Door Topper #62654 Misc.Matte #70836 Palette Paper Pad #70560 Brushes: Papillon by the Artist’s Club Highlighter Set #20173 Liner. size 8 #20129 Stencil Brush Double Ender set of 2 #20190 Artist Inspired Brushes Maxine Thomas Mop. load the brush by tipping it into the first color. I also keep an old towel handy. size 6 #20127. size 2 #20148 Script Liner. size 10/0 #20137 Angular Shader. I load my paint from a dry surface.

Hat – paint as follows: • Red stripe – Base with Watermelon Slice. Mop to soften with a Mop. • Dry brush the background here and there with Whispering Turquoise. Drybrushing my highlights between floats. The harder you press. additional colors should cover less area that the first coat. the more color you will get. • Shade around the design. 2 . • Highlight the chin and tips of the hands with Light Buttermilk. eyes and nose with Lamp Black. • Deepen shading with Burnt Sienna. Flying Angel: Angel face and hands – • Base with Mocha. then pick up the next color. Line the stripes with Light Buttermilk. Highlight with Electric Pink. Deepen shading with Napa Red. Highlight with Margarita. Shade with Raw Sienna. Tip: I float shade all my designs with a minimum of 2 colors. • Basecoat the ground and the snowman with Buttermilk. The first drybrush coat should allow some of the background to still show through. along the top of the snow ground and outer edge Wedgewood Blue. The alcohol dries the bristles quicker than washing. Tip: I usually have several brushes on the go. Line: Unless otherwise stated. • Green – Base with Foliage Green. Apply in the same manner using less. Unless other wise indicated. Preparation: Seal with DecoArt MultiPurpose Sealer • Basecoat the entire surface with Winter Blue. Clean the brush as best you can on your old towel. • Trace on the design. Painting Instructions: Note: Refer to the color photo for shading and detail placement. Shade with Leaf Green. all lining is done with the #10/0 Liner and the paint watered down to an ink-like consistency. I shade around the entire shape and deepen in corners and under design elements for more depth. Shade with Cinnamon Drop. I like the softer look I get when I do this.color you need. • Stencil the snowflake background softly with Blue Chiffon. I shade around my design elements before basecoating. Tip: Clean brushes between colors with hand sanitizer then scrub on an old towel to dry. Float / Shade: I always float my color with the angular shaders. • Line the hair.

Deepen shading with Dioxazine Purple. Highlight with Blue Chiffon. Boots – • Base with Zinc.Deepen shading with Hauser Dark Green. • Purple – Base with Purple Cow. Highlight with Soft Heather. 3 . • Line the laces with Warm White. • Line the “Blessings” with Warm White. Float highlight with Soft Heather. Dot with Warm White. Jacket/Dress – paint as follows: • Red dress – Base with Watermelon Slice. • Deepen shading with Dioxazine Purple. • Purple jacket – Base with Purple Cow. Shade with Lamp Black. Deepen shading with Napa Red. Line with Light Buttermilk. • Line the vine with Burnt Sienna tipped in Lamp Black. Wings – • Base with Light Buttermilk. Fur trim – • Use the small end of the stencil brush and stipple the fir trim with Blue Chiffon. Use the liner brush to tap in the leaves with Hauser Dark Green tipped in Margarita. Drybrush with Lilac. • Line the stripes with Light Buttermilk. Highlight the tops with a float of Warm White. Shade with Cinnamon Drop. Shade with Royal Purple. Drybrush with Warm White. Shade with Winter Blue. Dot the berries with Electric Pink. Highlight along the bottom of the jacket with Lilac. Highlight with Electric Pink. Shade with Royal Purple.

Shade with Winter Blue. • Line the snow with Warm White. • Dot the eyes with Lamp Black. Snowman – • Base the hat with Zinc. Fence – Line the fence with Lamp Black. Line the tassels with Warm White. • Line the plaid with Wedgewood Blue. • The snowballs are added last. • Drybrush the snowy ground with Snow Tex. Trees – • Line the stems with Burnt Sienna. then again with Blue Chiffon for a brighter highlight on the right. • Drybrush with Whispering Turquoise. Highlight with a float of Warm White. Deepen shading with Wedgewood Blue. • Deepen shading with Wedgewood Blue. • Line the nose with Raw Sienna. Drybrush with Warm White. • Stipple the Fur Trim with Starlight Top Coat and sprinkle with Glamour Dust while still wet. • Use the #2 Liner to stroke in the branches with Hauser Darn Green tipped in Leaf Green. Shade with Winter Blue. Shade with Lamp Black.• Stipple again with Light Buttermilk and finish with Warm White. • Drybrush again and float another highlight with Warm White. Shade the bottoms with 4 . Shade with Prussian Blue. • For the pom pom see Snowballs. Add Glitter to wings and Fur Trim – • Base with wings with Starlight Top Coat and sprinkle with Glamour Dust while still wet. • Line the arms with Burnt Sienna tipped in Lamp Black. Basket – • Base the basket with Wedgewood Blue. Snowballs – • Base with Buttermilk. Ground Snow Scene: Snow (and Snowman) – • Base with Buttermilk. • Base the cloth with Light Buttermilk. • Drybrush first and then float a highlight on the top with Light Buttermilk. Quickly sprinkle with Glamour Dust.

• Base the Windows with Lamp Black. • Base the windows and door with Lamp Black. • Stipple or drybrush with Light Buttermilk. • Base the chimney on all three houses and the door of the purple and green houses with Watermelon Slice. Houses: Purple House – • Base with Purple Cow. Shade with Cinnamon Drop. Drybrush with Lilac. Deepen shading with Napa Red. • Outline windows and doors with Warm White. All Houses – • Base the roof with Zinc. • Dot the roofs with Warm White and quickly sprinkle with Glamour Dust. Shade with Wedgewood Blue. • Float highlights with Warm White. • Deepen shading Hauser Dark Green. Door on blue house is Lamp Black. 5 . chimneys and Snowman hat. Line the stripes with Soft Heather. Highlight with Electric Pink. Sprinkle with Glamour Dust while still wet. Drybrush highlight with Blue Chiffon.Winter Blue. Green House – • Base with Foliage Green. • Deepen shading Dioxazine Purple. Shade along the bottom with Lamp Black. • Drybrush with Whispering Turquoise. Add Snow and Glitter to Snowballs – • Stipple a little Snow Tex onto each Snowball ands quickly sprinkle with Glamour Dust. Drybrush with Margarita. Shade with Royal Purple. To the roofs. • Line the smoke from the chimney’s with a wash of Warm White. • Outline windows and doors with Warm White. Line the stripes with Light Buttermilk. Shade with Leaf Green. then again with Warm White. Deepen shading with Prussian Blue. – • Thickly apply Warm White. Blue house – • Base with Whispering Turquoise. Add Snow to roofs etc.

• Spray with DecoArt Acrylic Spray Sealer/Finisher .Finishing: • Outline as desired with Lamp Black. 6 .Matte. • Spatter the project with Warm White. • Dot the Background with large dots of Warm White and sprinkle with Glamour Dust. • Add snow to the border with the Snow Writer and use a stylus to pull the snow to points. Sprinkle with Glamour Dust while still Wet.

.Pattern at 100% 1” x 1” 7 To ensure your pattern is at 100%. this box should measure 1” x 1” when printed.

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