Leatherstocking Decorative Artists

What is Decorative Painting?
   Decorative painting is a diverse art form utilizing a variety of techniques and media
  (types of paint) to decorate functional and non-functional surfaces. Because of
 certain teaching methods used in learning how to paint -- decorative painting is a 
   really easy art form to learn. The use o patterns  created by other artists and 
   freehand designs allow a high degree of success without long years of academic
       training or inherent drawing ability.  

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March Painting Program


Back to Strokework Basics

Taught by Joyce Kinville


        This strokework pattern is a quick and easy design. A round surface will work best for this design, ie.  basket lid, stool, plate or tray, etc.  Resize pattern to fit your surface. You will need a good liner brush and a #2 or #4 round brush.  


        Base your surface a neutral color and lightly transfer the pattern. Joyce used Delta colors but DecoArt /Americana is also ok.  Below is a list of like colors in both brands.  


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DecoArt                                                 Delta

Sand                                                                        Old Parchment

Snow White                                                                     White

French Gray Blue                                                     Cape Cod Blue

Uniform Blue                                                              Nightfall Blue

Antique Mauve                                                           Dusty Mauve

Rookwood Red                                                         Burgundy Rose

Golden Straw                                                                   Straw

Burnt Sienna                                                              Burnt Sienna

Shale Green                                                          Wedgewood Green

Avacado                                                                    Forest Green



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