Folk Art Acrylic Paint by Plaid:
901 Wicker White
708 Dove Gray
713 Coastal Blue
641 Brilliant Blue
406 Hunter Green
954 Fresh Foliage
735 Lemon Custard
945 Maple Syrup
12 x 12 in. Artists Canvas
(or any size you would like)
We live on a bay on the coast of Maine, so I wanted to add some shrubs, islands, mountains and a sailboat. For these next steps I put some dabs of paint onto a paper plate. I dipped my brush into several colors of paint and used a stippling effect – pouncing the brush on the canvas. I added some Hunter Green and Fresh Foliage and small bits of Lemon Curd in the foreground areas. I found that the more layers you have the better.
I used Lavender and Maple Syrup (brown) for the mountain on the right and Foliage Green, Hunter Green and Maple Syrup for the left side island. I stippled some green along to coastline of the mountain.
Keep layering paint. The more the better. I added a sailboat. When you are happy – you are done.
Now it is time to let the canvas dry before the last step. This is a good time to wash your brushes and grab another cup of tea.
When the canvas is dry, mix some of the wicker white with water. It should be the consistency of skim milk. Brush the watered down white paint onto the canvas and then wipe and dab it off with a paper towel. You are trying to mute the painting.
(excuse the sunlight glare)
Once you have cover the entire canvas with the muted white – you are done.
Here’s a detail shot of the large canvas.
I think this would be a fun girl’s night out or kids party project. I hope you will give this a try and have fun with it, because if it doesn’t work out you can always paint over it.