Sunday, 23 November 2014

For The Christmas Tree - Cuddly Buddly Design Team

 My Project for November 2014

Small MDF skates using DecoArt Americana acrylic paint 

and DecoArt Weathered Wood Crackling Medium

Find the step by step tutorial HERE on the Cuddly Buddy Blog.

I've found a super video HERE which explains the Crackling process perfectly.


  You may have a colour co-ordinated Christmas tree. Red and white may not be part of that scheme.


This Video will help you understand how to change the colours from the tutorial.

These are the colour samples I’ve made with the shading colours for each one.
Some colours have been substituted for other colours that are similar because I don't have the colour listed on the DecoArt chart.
Abreviation tch = touch small amount added to brush.
Highlight (H/L) colours listed but not shown

INDIAN TURQUOISE & TITANIUM WHITE
 White top coat (1)Slate Grey (2)Slate Grey + tch Indian Turquoise (3)Indian Turquoise + tch Slate Grey

Indian Turquoise top coat (Desert Turquoise) Substituted (1)Indian Turquoise + tch  Soft Black (2)Indian Turquoise + tch Prussian Blue (3)Calypso Blue   
H/L = Cool White
 

CANYON ORANGE & TITANIUM WHITE
White top coat  (1)Slate Grey (2)Slate Grey + tch Canyon Orange (3)Canyon Orange + tch Slate Grey
Canyon Orange top coat – (Georgia Clay) Substituted – Traditional Burnt Sienna
H/L = Orange Twist

TEAL GREEN & TITANIUM WHITE
 White top coat (1)Slate Grey (2)Slate Grey +  tch Teal Green (3)Teal Green + tch Slate Grey
Teal Green top coat – (Bluegeen) Substituted Teal Green + tch Soft Black 
H/L = Dessert Turquoise 

CRANBERRY WINE & TITANIUM WHITE


White top coat (1)Slate Grey (2)Slate Grey + tch Cranberry Wine (3)Cranberry Wine + tch Slate Grey
 Cranberry Wine top coat -  Black Plum
H/L = Royal Fuchsia


DIOXAZINE PURPLE & TITANIUM WHITE
White top coat – Slate Grey – Slate Grey + tch Dioxazine Purple – Dioxazine Purple + tch Slate Grey



Dioxazine Purple top coat – Soft Black – Soft Black + tch Dioxazine Purple
H/L = Lavender


PRUSSIAN BLUE & TITANIUM WHITE
White top coat (1)Slate Grey (2)Slate Grey+tch Prussian Blue (3)Prussian Blue + tch Slate Grey
Prussian Blue topcoat –  Lamp Black
H/L = Uniform Blue


  BABY BLUE & TITANIUM WHITE

White topcoat (1)Slate Grey (2)Slate Grey + tch Baby Blue (3)Baby Blue + tch Slate Grey
Baby Blue top coat (True Blue) Substituted – Ocean Blue
H/L = Winter Blue




OCEAN BLUE & TITANIUM WHITE

White top coat (1)Slate Grey (2)Slate Grey + tch Ocean Blue (3)Ocean Blue + tch Slate Grey


Ocean Blue top coat (True Blue) substituted – Ocean Blue + tch Prussian Blue
H/L = Baby Blue




DARK CHOCOLATE & TITANIUM WHITE
White top coat (1)Slate Grey (2)Slate Grey + tch Dark Chocolate (3)Dark Chocolate + tch Slate Grey
 Dark Chocolate top coat – Soft Black
H/L = Milk Chocolate


HAUSER LIGHT GREEN & TITANIUM WHITE
White top coat (1)Slate Grey (2)Slate Grey + tch Hauser Light Green (3)Hauser Light Green + tch Slate Grey
 Hauser Light Green  top coat – Hauser Medium Green
H/L = Citron Green 


GOLD, BRONZE, SILVER METALLICS& TITANIUM WHITE
White over Gold (1)Slate Grey (2)Slate Grey + tch Gold (3)Gold + tch Slate Grey
White over Bronze (1)Slate Grey (2)Slate Grey + tch Bronze (3) Bronch + tch Slate Grey
White over Silver (1)Slate Grey (2)Slate Grey + tch Silver (3)Silver + tch Slate Grey



 Metallic Paint will not Crackle on top of Weathered Wood.
Basecoating with Metallic Paint is easier and less time consuming if you use a similar Americana Acrylic under the Metallic Paint.
Gold – Yellow Ochre            Bronze – Canyon Orange       Silver – Slate Grey  

Played with the Teal & Cranberry.
Happy Days 


Until next time
HAPPY PAINTING