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FolkArt® One Stroke™ Contemporary Leaf Scroll Canvas Trio

By: Donna Dewberry
Donna Dewberry
Donna Dewberry

Donna Dewberry is a self taught artist who grew up with a mother that encouraged her crafting. In fact Donna and her Mother used to sell various good on the side of the road. The One Stroke Painting method was developed when Donna had to fill an order for several thousand pieces of painted tin ware.

To date there are more than 6000 Certified One Stroke Instructors world wide and in more than 15 countries. Several of which have started businesses of their own revolving around One Stroke painting. Donna has made more than 100 books and videos and has her own show on PBS and soon to be WHDO as well as appearing regularly on Home Shopping Network.

The perfect touch for your home -- created by you with the One Stroke technique.
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Skill Level: Beginner
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Supplies

FolkArt ® One Stroke™ Worksheet Packs - Basic Strokework
Item #1011
Stemming from the popularity of the One Stroke Reusable Teaching Guides, Plaid introduces new One Stroke Worksheet Packs! Learn to paint with unique One Stroke techniques including: Flower Petals, Leaf Strokes, Blending Strokes and Practice Flowers. Following the step-by-step instructions, you can use the plastic packaging itself as a reusable practice surface. Just insert the worksheet, paint over Donna's strokes and wipe off!

$6.99

FolkArt ® One Stroke™ Brushes - Brush Sets - Value Pack
Item #1059
Specifically designed to work with the One Stroke painting technique, this brush features specialized bristles that produce accurate and beautiful results. Contains: #2, #1 Script Liners; #2, #6, #8, #10, #12, 3/4 Flats, Small Scruffy, Scruffy

$15.99

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Deep Tomato Red, 2 oz.
Item #2575
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Lemon Custard, 2 oz.
Item #735
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Yellow Ochre, 2 oz.
Item #917
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Thicket, 2 oz.
Item #924
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #938
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Fresh Foliage, 2 oz.
Item #954
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Other Supplies
One 8” wide x 6” tall stretched canvas
Two 5” square stretched canvases
Brush basin or container for water
Paper towels
Foam plate

Instructions

  1. Load the 3/4” Flat Brush with Licorice and basecoat each of the three canvases black. Allow to dry.
  2. Reapply basecoat if needed.
  3. Large Leaf Scroll – Refer to Flower Petals Worksheet (1011AWKSHT) to practice strokework before painting. Double load the No. 12 Flat Brush with Tomato Red and Lemon Custard. Blend on the palette to soften the color. Begin painting the red strokes to the backside of the large red/green leaf scroll. Paint overlapping comma and “wiggle” comma strokes in a slight curve.
  4. Double load the same No. 12 Flat Brush with Fresh Foliage and Lemon Custard. Blend on the palette. Continue painting the same strokes layering the green / yellow over the red previously painted strokes. Accent some of the green strokes with AP Yellow Ochre.
  5. Fill in additional strokes if needed.
  6. Wiggle Leaf – Refer to Leaf Stokes Worksheet (1011BWKSHT) to practice strokework before painting. Double load the No. 12 Flat Brush with Tomato Red and Lemon Custard. Blend on the palette. To paint a “wiggle leaf” begin at the base of each leaf, on the chisel edge touch at an angle, apply pressure, pull the bristles upward and wiggle; lift back to the chisel edge at the tip of the leaf. NOTE: Keep Tomato Red to the outside of each leaf. 
  7.  Fern – Refer to Leaf Strokes Worksheet (1011BWKSHT) to practice strokework before painting. Double load the No. 12 Flat Brush with Fresh Foliage and Thicket; blend on the palette. Paint a curving stem keeping the brush on the chisel edge. Add pairs of basic One Stroke leaves on either side of the curving stem. Begin on the chisel edge of the brush, touch the surface, apply pressure, pull and lift back to the chisel edge of the brush creating the tip of the leaf. NOTE: You may wish to accent a portion of the stem and a few leaves with a touch of Lemon Custard.
  8. Accent Leaves – Basic One Stroke leaves are painted as accents on all three canvases. Try a variety of colors: AP Yellow Ochre with Thicket stems; Tomato Red and Lemon Custard; and Thicket and Fresh Foliage. Paint these accents leaves as filler to the design on each of the three canvases using the No. 12 Flat Brush.
  9. Comma Strokes – To further accent the scroll / leaf designs, paint long narrow Thicket and Fresh Foliage comma strokes painted with the No. 2 Script Liner Brush.
  10. Don’t forget to sign your name in the color desired with thinned paint using the No. 2 Script Liner Brush. When dry if desired, apply a couple coats of brush-on waterbase varnish or spray sealer in sheen of your choice. Enjoy!
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